Volume 9 (1) 2017

Volume 9 (1) 2017



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Fostering interdisciplinary and multicultural dialogues
Giorgos Tsiris & Daphne Rickson (pp. 6-7)
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Special feature ‘Music therapy: A profession for the future’

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Guest editorial
Inge Nygaard Pedersen (pp. 9-10)

Part one: Music therapy in mental health
Contributors: Helen Odell-Miller, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Denise Grocke & Niels Hannibal (pp. 11-24)

Part two: Music therapy in dementia care and neurorehabilitation
Contributors: Brynjulf Stige, Hanne Mette Ridder, Helen Odell-Miller, Wolfgang Schmid & Bolette Daniels Beck (pp. 25-42)

Part three: Music therapy in the area of attachment/communication and developmental problems for children, adolescents and families
Contributors: Stine Lindahl Jacobsen, Gro Trondalen, Katrina McFerran, Ulla Holck, Helen Loth & Karette Stensæth (pp. 43-55)

Lars Ole Bonde (pp. 56-57)


A community music therapy project’s journey
Bethan Lee Shrubsole (pp. 58-66)
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Interactive therapeutic music skill-sharing in the West Bank: An evaluation report of Project Beit Sahour
Elizabeth Coombes & Michal Tombs-Katz (pp. 67-79)
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A voyage of discovery: From fulfilling funding criteria to revealing a clearer vision for music therapy in a special needs school
Claire Cartwright (pp. 80-98)
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The challenges of fostering and maintaining continuity in a music therapy group for mothers and children who meet primarily during school holidays
Okiko Ishihara (pp. 99-110)
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Music therapy as a profession in Spain: Past, present and future
Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, Patricia L. Sabbatella & María Teresa Del Moral Marcos (pp. 111-119)
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Glimpses into the challenges and opportunities of a new training programme: The MA Music Therapy programme at the University of South Wales
Elizabeth Coombes interviewed by Ioanna Etmektsoglou (pp. 120-127)
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Book reviews

Music therapy in action (Mary Priestley)
Reviewed by Kay Sobey (pp. 128-131)
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Music, disability, and society (Alex Lubet)
Reviewed by Sherrie Tucker (pp. 132-136)
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Music, language and autism: Exceptional strategies for exceptional minds (Adam Ockelford)
Reviewed by Alex Lubet (pp. 137-141)
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The Oxford handbook of medical ethnomusicology (Benjamin Koen, Jacqueline Lloyd, Gregory Barz & Karen Brummel-Smith, Εds.)
Reviewed by Charlotte Cripps (pp. 142-145)
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Extraordinary measures: Disability in music (Joseph N. Straus)
Από τον Αλέξανδρο Χαρκιολάκη (pp. 146-148)
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Improvising in styles: A workbook for music therapists, educators and musicians (Colin Lee & Marc Houde)
Reviewed by Ben Saul (pp. 149-153)
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Conference reports

The Second BAMT Conference ‘Re-visioning our voice: Resourcing music therapy for contemporary needs’
Claire McCarthy (pp. 154-158)
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The Third Nordoff Robbins Plus conference ‘Exploring music in therapeutic and community settings’
Katie Rose Sanfilippo & Neta Spiro (pp. 159-163)
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Research and practice: Right and wrong – A joint conference for counselling, psychotherapy and the arts therapies
Beth Pickard (pp. 164-169)
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25th annual conference of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP). Forensic music therapy symposium: ‘European music therapy research perspectives on recovery in forensic families’
Stella Compton Dickinson (pp. 170-173)
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A tribute to Oliver Sacks (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015)
Concetta M. Tomaino (pp. 174-176)
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A tribute to Andrew O’Hanrahan (23 February 1959 – 25 July 2015)
Jonathan Perkins, Amelia Oldfield, Hayley Hind, Emily Corke, Ruth Oreschnick, Nicky Haire & Philippa Derrington (pp. 177-182)
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Translated abstracts  (pp. 183-188)