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Case Examples of the Use of Songs in Psychotherapy

Author : Kenneth E. Bruscia

Case Examples of the Use of Songs in Psychotherapy
E-ISBN : 9781937440367


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A compilation of 16 case examples illustrating how leading music therapists have used song experiences as an integral part of the psychotherapy process. Included are examples of how song discussion, song parody, song-writing, and song improvisation have been used with different clientele. Available only as an e-book (E-ISBN: 9781937440367, 251 pages, $24).

 


 

Table of Contents

 

PREFACE

Kenneth E. Bruscia

 INTRODUCTION

Songs in Psychotherapy

Kenneth E. Bruscia

 CASE ONE

When The Psyche Sings: Transference And Countertransference In Improvised Singing With Individual Adults

Diane S. Austin

 CASE TWO

Composition, Improvisation and Poetry in the Psychiatric Treatment of a Forensic Patient

Phyllis Boone

 CASE THREE

Individual Music Therapy for an Adolescent with Borderline Personality Disorder: An Object Relations Approach

Janice M. Dvorkin

 CASE FOUR

Original Song Drawings in the Treatment of a Developmentally Disabled, Autistic Young Man

 Rosemary G. Fischer

CASE FIVE

Improvised Songs Stories in the Treatment of a Thirteen-Year-Old Sexually Abused Girl from the Xhosa Tribe in South Africa

Helen Henderson

 CASE SIX

Songs of Faith in End of Life Care

Russell Hilliard

Jenna Justice

 CASE SEVEN

Singing in the Recovery Model with a Chronic Mentally Ill Offender

Vaughn Kaser

 CASE EIGHT

Our Path to Peace: Songwriting-Based Brief Music Therapy with Bereaved Adolescents

Robert E. Krout

 CASE NINE

Singing My Way through the Cancer, the Darkness, and the Fear

Maria Logis
Alan Turry

 CASE TEN

Do I Dare Imagine? A Microanalysis of Improvised Singing

Alan Turry

 CASE ELEVEN

Music Therapy at the End of a Life

Jenny A. Martin

 CASE TWELVE

Just Don't Do It: A Group's Micro Journey into Music and Life

Mercedes Pavlicevic

 CASE THIRTEEN

The Healing Function of Improvised Songs in Music Therapy with a Child Survivor of Early Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Jacqueline Z. Robarts

 CASE FOURTEEN

The Song-Writing Process: A Woman's Struggle Against Depression and Suicide

Georgia Hudson Smith

 CASE FIFTEEN

 Four Voices

Sylka Uhlig

 CASE SIXTEEN

Songs In Palliative Care: A Spouse's Last Gift

Jane Whittall