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Parents’ perceptions of being in music therapy sessions with their children: What is our role as music therapists with parents?

Amelia Oldfield

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580514
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728730 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0005
Parents’ perceptions of being in music therapy sessions with their children: What is our role as music therapists with parents?

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This chapter considers the role of the music therapist with parents by focusing on the following topics: original reasons for coming to music therapy; initial uncertainty; rejoicing in their child's enjoyment of the music; non-verbal interactions; containing and addressing difficult behaviours; and working in partnership with parents. It looks specifically at parents' perceptions of being in music therapy sessions with their children and tries to determine the role of music therapists with parents who are in the room with them.

Keywords: music therapists; music therapy; parents; children

Chapter.  7594 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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