Special Issue 7 (1) 2015

Special Issue 7 (1) 2015

“Music Therapy in Europe: Paths of Professional Development”

Editors: Hanne Mette Ridder & Giorgos Tsiris

in partnership with the European Music Therapy Confederation (EMTC)


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To access individual articles, click on the links below.

Thanks to the generous support of the EMTC, this special issue is also available in print format (1 copy: 20 EUR; 3 copies: 30 EUR; 10 copies: 80 EUR). To order a copy, email us.



‘Thinking globally, acting locally’: Music therapy in Europe
Hanne Mette Ridder & Giorgos Tsiris (pp.3-9)
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Part I: Articles

The role of the EMTC for development and recognition of the music therapy profession
Hanne Mette Ridder, Adrienne Lerner & Ferdinando Suvini (pp.13-22)
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The European Music Therapy Confederation: History and development
Monika Nöcker-Ribaupierre (pp. 23-29)
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Maintaining the dialogue of influence: Developing music therapy theory in pace with practice and research
Claire M. Ghetti (pp.30-37)
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The academic training of music therapists: Chances of normalisation and specialisation
Thomas Wosch (pp.38-43)
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Paths of professional development in music therapy: Training, professional identity and practice
Jane Edwards (pp.44-53)
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Music therapy as academic education: A five-year integrated MA programme as a lighthouse model?
Brynjulf Stige (pp.54-61)
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Continuing professional development – Why, what and how?
Angela Harrison (pp.62-66)
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Supervision during music therapy training: An interview with two Swedish supervisors
Rut Wallius (pp.67-73)
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Supervisor training: An integration of professional supervision and the use of artistic media
Inge Nygaard Pedersen (pp.74-85)
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The Bonny method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in Europe
Lars Ole Bonde (pp.86-90)
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Solo or tutti, together or alone – What form of professional/legal recognition is best for music therapy?
Melanie Voigt (pp.91-97)
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The role of professional associations in the recognition process
Ranka Radulovic (pp.98-109)
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Towards professionalisation of music therapy: A model of training and certification in Poland
Krzysztof Stachyra (pp.110-117)
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Perspectives on the development of the music therapy profession in the UK
Alison Barrington (pp.118-122)
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A process of two decades: Gaining professional recognition in Austria
Elena Fitzthum (pp.123-126)
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Development of the music therapy profession in Latvia
Mirdza Paipare (pp.127-130)
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Part II: Country reports

Austria, Siegfried Böhm-Öppinger (pp.133-134)
Belgium, Freya Drossaert & Jos De Backer (pp.135-136)
Bulgaria, Liliya Ahtarova (pp.137-138)
Cyprus, Magda Papadopoulou-Kantaris (pp.139-140)
Czech Republic, Markéta Gerlichová (pp.141-142)
Denmark, Signe Dalgaard-Nielsen & Stine Lindahl Jacobsen (pp.143-144)
Estonia, Alice Pehk, Eve Lukk & Marit Mõistlik-Tamm (pp.145-146)
Finland, Esa Ala-Ruona & Kirsi Tuomi (pp.147-148)
France, Nicole Duperret & Adrienne Lerner (pp.149-150)
Germany, Melanie Voigt (pp.151-152)
Greece, Evangelia Papanikolaou (pp.153-154)
Hungary, Ágnes Varga & János Kollár (pp.155-156)
Iceland, Valgerður Jónsdóttir (pp.157-158)
Israel, Tali Gottfried (pp.159-160)
Italy, Elide Scarlata (pp.161-162)
Latvia, Dzintra Zarina (pp.163-164)
Lithuania, Vilmante Aleksiene (pp.165-166)
Luxembourg, Marianne Wiltgen-Sanavia,Laurence Reuter & Cathy Schmartz (pp.167-168)
The Netherlands, Albert Berman (pp.169-170)
Norway, Ingeborg Nebelung & Viggo Krüger (pp.171-172)
Poland, Agnieszka Szymajda (pp. 173-174)
Portugal, Teresa Leite (pp.175-176)
Serbia, Ranka Radulović (pp.177-178)
Slovenia, Špela Loti Knoll (pp.179-181)
Spain, Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, Patricia Sabbatella & María Teresa Del Moral (pp.181-182)
Sweden, Ingrid Hammarlund & Rut Wallius (pp.183-184)
Switzerland, Bettina Kandé-Staehelin (pp.185-186)
United Kingdom, Tessa Watson (pp.187-188)