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How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life (2014)

Ansdell, G. (2014). How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life. Farnham: Asghate.

How Music Helps is not just a book about music therapy. It has the more ambitious aim to promote (from a music therapist’s perspective) a better understanding of ‘music and change’ in our personal and social life. Ansdell’s theoretical synthesis links the tradition of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and its recent developments in Community Music Therapy to contemporary music sociology and music studies. This book will be relevant to practitioners, academics and researchers looking for a broad-based theoretical perspective to guide further study and policy in music, wellbeing and health.

A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners (2014)

Tsiris, G., Pavlicevic, M., & Farrant, C. (2014). A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Evaluation is crucial to the development and sustainability of Arts Therapy and Arts & Health practices. This guide supports practitioners in their quest to integrate thorough evaluation procedures in their everyday practices by providing practical guidance for designing, planning and implementing bespoke evaluation projects. Based on the authors' experience of designing and realising evaluation projects and running training workshops, a range of suggestions are offered for developing appropriate timelines and collection tools, ensuring organisational diplomacy, and managing what can be a delicate balance of truth, fact and perception. This guide will help practitioners to evaluate their services and projects by taking into consideration the unique profile of the practice, the workplace, clients, project participants, and sectors.

A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners (2014)

Farrant, C., Pavlicevic, M., & Tsiris, G. (2014). A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners. London: Jessica Kingsley.

This practical guide aims to inspire ethically-aware practitioners to become ethically-aware researchers, evaluators and participants. Conducting a research project, whatever the setting, requires not only knowledge of research methods but also an in-depth understanding of research ethics. Embedded in 'real life' experiences of research ethics applications, this guide navigates the reader through research ethics procedures, drawing from legislation and a range of research ethics committee regulations. Although the emphasis is on research, ethical considerations presented in this guide are equally relevant and applicable to other types of enquiry, including monitoring and evaluation projects. Whether leading a research project, being part of a research team or taking part as a research participant, this book is essential reading for all arts & health practitioners and arts therapists.

Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy In Action & Reflection (2010)

Stige, B., Ansdell, G., Elefant, C., & Pavlicevic, M. (2010). Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy In Action & Reflection. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Taking Music Seriously: Stories from South African Music Therapy (2010)

Pavlicevic, M., Dos Santos, A., & Oosthuizen, H. (Eds.) (2010). Taking Music Seriously: Stories from South African Music Therapy. South Africa: Music Therapy Community Clinic.

Conversations on Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy (2010)

Verney, R., & Ansdell, G. (2010). Conversations on Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

Community Music Therapy (2004)

Pavlicevic, M., & Ansdell, G. (Eds.). (2004). Community Music Therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Groups in Music: Strategies from Music Therapy (2003)

Pavlicevic, M. (2003). Groups in Music: Strategies from Music Therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Music Therapy in Children’s Hospices (2005)

Pavlicevic, M. (Ed.). (2005). Music Therapy in Children’s Hospices: Jessie’s Fund in Action. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies (2001)

Ansdell, G., & Pavlicevic, M. (2001). Beginning Research in the Arts Therapies: A Practical Guide: Jessica Kingsley.

Music Therapy - Intimate Notes (1999)

Pavlicevic, M. (1999). Music Therapy - Intimate Notes. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Music Therapy in Context (1997)

Pavlicevic, M. (1997). Music Therapy in Context. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Music for Life: Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients (1995)

Ansdell, G. (1995). Music for Life: Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Special Journal Issues

Special Issue: Music Therapy in Europe: Paths of Professional Development.

Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, Vol 7, Issue 1, 2015

Guest editors: Hanne Mette Ridder (Aalborg University, Denmark) & Giorgos Tsiris (Nordoff Robbins, UK) 

Special Issue: Perspectives on Music and Communication

Psychology of Music, Vol 42, Issue 6, 2014

Guest editors: Neta Spiro (Nordoff Robbins, UK) & Michael F. Schober (The New School for Social Research, New York)

Special Issue: Community Music Therapy

International Journal of Community Music, Vol 7, Issue 1, 2014

Guest editor: Giorgos Tsiris (Nordoff Robbins, UK)