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Music Therapy and Parent-infant Programmes

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posted on 2016-06-01, 00:00 authored by Jane Edwards, V Abad
Parent-infant work in music therapy provides the opportunity for the existing musicality
of the infant-care giver pair to be accessed and enhanced. Music therapy is provided to
support and enhance the skills of the dyad thus improving the relational strengths where
a difficulty or impairment of satisfying contact in the relationship has occurred. The
approaches developed in parent infant music therapy group and individual work have
been informed primarily from an understanding of the importance of an infant achieving
secure attachment with a primary care giver as the basis of ongoing lifelong mental
health. This chapter provides an overview of practice in parent-infant music therapy
programmes, including considerations for starting groups. Additionally, the growing
literature in this field is presented and discussed.

History

Title of book

The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy

Chapter number

7

Pagination

1 - 45

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Place of publication

Oxford, Eng.

Language

eng

Publication classification

BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin

Copyright notice

2015, Oxford University Press

Extent

50

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Edwards

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