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Paths of Development in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy

Author : Kenneth Aigen

Paths of Development in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
ISBN : 9781891278037
E-ISBN : 9781937440060

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A contemporary look at the clinical work of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins as it was originally formulated, and as it developed within the context of their personal and professional lives. The author, a pioneer in qualitative research, presents a comprehensive analysis of eight case studies drawn from the Nordoff-Robbins archives, and then compares them in order to identify commonalities and idiosyncrasies in the children’s growth as well as in the approach itself. Important topics addressed are: form and structure in clinical improvisation, music as agent of change, the clinical process, and the therapeutic relationship. This book is a benchmark in qualitative research and Nordoff-Robbins therapy. (1998; Paperback, 362 pages with 2 CDs: $57.50).




1. Research Focus and Method

2. The First Sites: Devereuz and University of Pennsylvania


3. Audirey

4. Martha

5. Terry

6. Loren

8. Moving to Kansas

9. Indu

10. Michaels

11. Anna

12. Leaving the Institute and Beyond


13. Forms and Structures

14. The Music

14. The Clinical Process: Work, the Will, and Creating a Self

16. The Therapeutic Relationship and the Context of Therapy

17 Epilogue