Collaborations within and between Dramatherapy and Music Therapy: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities in Clinical and Training Contexts

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Author: Amelia Oldfield, Amanda Carr, Rebecca Applin, Sue Jennings, Grace Thompson, Jo Tomlinson, Susan Greenhalgh, Helen Odell-Miller, Ditty Dokter, Eleanor Richards

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 21/08/2018

ISBN: 9781785921353

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In this insightful book, Oldfield and Carr draw together persuasive arguments for combining aspects of music therapy and dramatherapy, whilst retaining their unique facets. Building on the many links between music and drama and the compatibility between the two disciplines, the authors explore how artistic aspects of each therapy can be drawn on to create fresh ways of working. This approach enriches the practice of professionals working to support people with special needs, people recovering from trauma and social deprivation and a wide range of other service users. Despite the significant overlap in music therapy and dramatherapy techniques, this is the first book to directly explore the vast potential of elements of the two disciplines being brought together. Covering a range of different perspectives and practice contexts, this book demonstrates just how much the professions can offer each other both from a clinical perspective and from the point of view of training therapists.