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Alison Levinge - The Music of Being: Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations - 9781849055765 - V9781849055765
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The Music of Being: Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations

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Description for The Music of Being: Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations Paperback. Alison Levinge explains the approaches of four child development theorists and explores how they apply to and inform the practice of music therapy. The focus is on D.W. Winnicott whose infant theory is influenced by the medium of music and resonates with the central aspects of music therapy. Num Pages: 176 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JMC; MQTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 230 x 153 x 22. Weight in Grams: 270.

This book explores how the work of key child development theorists informs music therapy practice with children and families.

Focusing primarily on the theoretical thinking and understanding of the paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, Alison Levinge highlights how his theories resonate with the central aspects of music therapy. Central to the book are Winnicott's ideas on play and an exploration of his understanding of the psychological processes of 'holding'. Winnicott's theories are given greater depth and understanding by referencing the writings of Adam Phillips and Christopher Bollas. Consideration of relevant aspects of Bowlby's theories will also be ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Weight
269g
Number of Pages
176
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781849055765
SKU
V9781849055765
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About Alison Levinge
Alison Levinge, PHD, LGSM(MT), Cert.Ed., is a music therapy practitioner and researcher. She specialises in music therapy with children experiencing early developmental difficulties and issues relating to bereavement and is currently researching the use of music therapy for mothers suffering from depression and their babies. She teaches and lectures internationally and is based in Bristol, UK.

Reviews for The Music of Being: Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations
For the last 10 years, all the music therapy training courses in the UK have been teaching students about Winnicott's theories. Here, at last, is a book by an experienced music therapy clinician entirely devoted to looking at the strong links between Winnicott's thinking and music therapy practice. In this cleverly crafted, thoughtful and elegant work, case studies beautifully illustrate, ... Read more

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