Clinical practice in music therapy

Corene Hurt-Thaut

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Clinical practice in music therapy

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The field of music therapy has grown substantially since it was founded in 1950. The advances in research and medical knowledge continue to help explain the therapeutic effects of music on behaviour based on scientific evidence, providing the framework to systematically and creatively transform musical responses into therapeutic responses. This article begins with descriptions of music therapy and the music therapy treatment process. It then discusses the application of music therapy to clinical populations and music therapy in neurological rehabilitation.

Keywords: music therapy; treatment process; clinical populations; neurological rehabilitation

Article.  7168 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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