The Music Therapy Writings of Benedikte B. Scheiby

Author : Benedikte B. Scheiby

The Music Therapy Writings of Benedikte B. Scheiby
ISBN : 9781945411557
E-ISBN : 9781945411564


Benedikte B. Scheiby trained with the developer of analytical music therapy (AMT), Mary Priestley, and educated other music therapists in this approach for over 20 years. The 23 chapters in this anthology capture her unique voice as an author, including reflections on her own life and career as well as those of colleagues.

Readers will learn the story of her role in the development of AMT and of her unique ways of understanding its theoretical and clinical dimensions. They will also become acquainted with the music psychotherapy journeys of a diverse group of individuals, including people with neurological and other medical conditions, music therapy students in training, and caregivers. And they will get insight into the subtle and complex interaction of psychodynamic phenomena such as transference and countertransference in their uniquely musical manifestations.

This text will be of relevance to music therapists and students with a variety of interests, including readers who would like to learn how the tenets and practices of AMT have been implemented in contemporary treatment contexts, and those who are interested in how musical improvisation is integrated into advanced clinical music therapy practice. 

The price of this book has been subsidized by the Florence Tyson Fund for the Creative Arts Therapies.

CONTENTS

Preface by Kenneth Aigen

Foreword by Brian Abrams
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REFLECTIONS

Chapter 1: Benedikte B. Scheiby Autobiography

Chapter 2: Music: The Key to Survival, Consciousness and Transformation

Chapter 3: Death and Rebirth Experiences in Music and Music Therapy

Chapter 4: “The music never stops!” Tribute to Sten Roer Andsersen

Chapter 5: Mary Priestley Biography

Chapter 6: A Tribute to Mary Priestley

INTRODUCTIONS TO ANALYTICAL MUSIC THERAPY

Chapter 7: Music as Symbolic Expression:  An Introduction to Analytical Music Therapy

Chapter 8: Analytical Music Therapy

THEORY AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS IN ANALYTICAL MUSIC THERAPY

Chapter 9: Mia’s Fourteenth—The Symphony of Fate:  Psychodynamic Improvisation Therapy with a  Music Therapy Student in Training

Chapter 10: “Better trying than crying”:  Analytical Music Therapy in a Medical Setting

Chapter 11: Improvisation as a Musical Healing Tool and  Life Approach: Theoretical and Clinical Applications  of Analytical Music Therapy (AMT) in a Short- and  Long-Term Rehabilitation Facility

Chapter 12: Caring for the Caregivers: Trauma, Improvised Music,  and Transformation of Terror into Meaning through  Community Music Therapy Training

Chapter 13: Reflection [on Caring for the Caregivers]

Chapter 14: “Dying Alive”: A Transpersonal Analytical  Music Therapy Approach for Adult Clients with  Chronic Progressive Neurological Diseases

Chapter 15: Analytical Music Therapy and Integrative Medicine:  The Impact of Medical Trauma on the Psyche

Chapter 16: Analytical Group Music Therapy (AMT):  A Nonprescriptive, Evidence-Based Approach to  Pain Management with Adult Clients in  Recovery from Medical Trauma

Chapter 17: Analytical Music Therapy for Pain Management  and Reinforcement of Self-Directed Neuroplasticity  in Patients Recovering from Medical Trauma

TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE IN ANALYTICAL MUSIC THERAPY

Chapter 18: Musical Transference and Countertransference:  Fellow Travelers or Stowaways on the Musical Journey

Chapter 19: The Role of Musical Countertransference  in Analytical Music Therapy

Chapter 20: Listen to the Music of the Unconscious:  Using Countertransference as a Compass in  Analytical Music Therapy

Chapter 21: An Intersubjective Approach to  Music Therapy: Identification and  Processing of Musical Countertransference  in a Music Psychotherapeutic Context 

ANALYTICAL MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING

Chapter 22: Inter Music Therapy in the Training of  Music Therapy Students  [Co-authored by Inge N. Pedersen]

Chapter 23: Forming an Identity as a Music  Psychotherapist through  Analytical Music Therapy Supervision

Index