Research Exercise #5

Wheeler, Barbara L,PhD., M.T.-B.C. (2007). Receptive methods in music therapy: Techniques bbbbbiand clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. Music bbbbbiTherapy Perspectives, 25(2), 127-129.


This source covers the methods and descriptions of techniques a Music Therapist Clinician would use whilst performing their job and other aspects of what a Music Therapist Clinician does. Working with multiple techniques and showing tables outlining multiple ways to apply each methods. (Abstract) “This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques”. Wheeler’s book was not exactly a research project based book, but rather than just on the topic of music therapy clinician practices. I liked this book because it gave me background on more factors that may playa role in getting my results, and what I need to take account of rather than just me shooting from the hip and hoping for the best. This research was interesting and useful for me because rather on explicitly explaining the exact results, it showed what was important leading up to the procedures and the actual procedures. Something I did not know before that I now do is that in order to obtain desirable results, you have to create an environment that resembles what you are trying to replicate. This helped me a lot because now instead of just sitting people down say in the library, maybe I would be able to go outside in an open grass area, or a more run down space in order to inflate my results. I think people will find this book interesting because it shows the process of music therapy rather than just the results we see in articles or on twitter.

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