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The role of the music therapist in promoting parent infant attachment

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posted on 2024-06-17, 14:16 authored by J Edwards
Abstract This paper provides a brief overview of recent literature relating to infant musicality and its basis for effective parent-infant work in music therapy. Two strong trends are revealed: the international breadth of the developing work by music therapists within family-centred contexts of practice, especially work with infants and their parents in the early years; and the use oftheoretical principles of communicative musicality (Malloch &Trevarthen, 2008] combined with knowledge of early musical skills. This focus on musical perception and musical development (Briggs, 1991; Trehub, 2003] provides a rationale as to why musical interaction supported by a qualified music therapist can offer a potential pathway for improved attachment between the parent and infant when therapeutic support is indicated.

History

Journal

Canadian journal of music therapy

Volume

20

Location

Waterloo, Ont.

ISSN

1199-1054

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Canadian Association for Music Therapy

Issue

1

Publisher

Canadian Association for Music Therapy