Music Therapy: A Fieldwork Primer

Music Therapy: A Fieldwork Primer

  • Publish Date: 2004-01-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Ronald M. Borczon
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Writing from 25 years of experience as a music therapy clinician and educator, the author has provided the field with an invaluable, hands-on introduction to field work and practicum training. After defining the essential attributes of a music therapist, he discusses the various issues that students face in their developing years. Of particular interest is the section giving advice on how to cope with the inevitable anxiety of leading one's first actual session in a clinical setting. The book then offers practical suggestions on how to (1) verbally process a musical improvisation, (2) deal with difficult clients, (3) write progress notes, and (4) benefit from supervision. Already field-tested by the author with his own students, this long overdue book is a must-have for all fieldwork students and interns in music therapy, as well as their academic and clinical supervisors. It is also a valuable resource for practitioners, and especially those who are in training to become supervisors.

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