An exploration of resistance in improvisational music therapy.

An exploration of resistance in improvisational music therapy.

Abstract

The concept of resistance as conceptualised within the music therapy profession is explored, highlighting the various ways in which resistance is perceived and rationalised. Insights are offered into the various definitions of the term, the differences and similarities between resistance and other phenomena, and the diversity in how the term is applied in relation to clients who have various types of cognitive abilities. Clinical examples, primarily illustrating resistance as it appears in terms of improvisational forms of music therapy, are presented.


Citation

McClelland, R. (1999). An exploration of resistance in improvisational music therapy. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 10, 20-29.


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Date published: July 1999