A review article regarding temporal phenomena within music therapy

A review article regarding temporal phenomena within music therapy

Abstract

This article examines temporal phenomena within music therapy practice, research, and theory. In other words, this article examines phenomena of, or about, time within music therapy. This is approached through highlighting and investigating incidental and direct references to temporal phenomena within the literature. The purpose is to support my view that temporal phenomena, as emergent from the field of music therapy, is currently inadequately supported by research or theory within the field. Current theory, research, and clinical references about temporal phenomena will be provided. The reader will be invited to explore how temporal phenomena are applicable to his or her practice. Inconsistencies in the ways temporal phenomena are depicted across theory, research, and application will be highlighted, as will gaps within the literature. It is concluded that a better understanding of the experience of temporal phenomena within music therapy is required, hence research is encouraged. It is hoped that this paper will further understanding of music therapy temporal experience, involving aspects of memory, altered states of consciousness, and anxiety.

Keywords: temporality; time; practice; theory; research; memory; phenomena


Citation

Daveson, B. A. (2004). A review article regarding temporal phenomena within music therapy. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 15, 46-63.


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Date published: July 2004