Here’s a few of the books I’ve been reading: some are specifically about music therapy, others are about related subjects. They’re listed in the order I came to them – and many more will join the list, perhaps in a future post…
Music Therapy: Intimate Notes – Pavlicevic
This was recommended to me when I first began looking into music therapy, and provides a lot of insight – get a copy if you’re at all interested in the subject!
Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis – Frosch
A run-down of many topics in this area, eg: unconscious, transference, etc…
The Divided Self – Laing
Came across this in the library, a riveting read about psychotherapy and more.
A Secure Base – Bowlby
Attachment, parenting and more topics which can come into play during music therapy.
Musicophilia – Sacks
Tales of music and the brain from a neuroscientist, a powerful book written in everyday language.
Flute, Accordion or Clarinet? – Oldfield, Tomlinson, Loombe
Discusses a range of musical instruments and how they can be used in music therapy.
Presenting the Evidence – Ansdell, Pavlicevic, Procter
A practical down-to-earth guide to music therapy research.
How Music Helps – Ansdell
A wide-ranging summary of all kinds of music therapy information, case studies and further details.
Creative Music in Groupwork – Achenbach
Practical guidance for music with groups, from warm-ups to full activities.
Music Therapy with Children and their Families – Oldfield, Flower
Examples from a range of settings, vivid portraits of music therapy with family groups.