The interactive process of healing in music therapy

The interactive process of healing in music therapy

Abstract

This paper identifies the interactive processes between music (the stimulus), client and therapist, which constitute healing in music therapy. Attributes of a motivated and willing client will be explored as well as the attitude and personal characteristics of the therapist. The salient features of music as a powerful medium for healing will also be examined. The issue of disillusionment or 'burn-out' in helping professionals will be discussed, with several strategies outlined to cope with the progressive stages of 'burn-out'.  

 

Key words: Music therapy; healing, therapist-client relationship


Citation

Erdonmez, D. (1990). The interactive process of healing in music therapy. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 1, 3-8.


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Date published: July 1990