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The focus of this chapter is the musical and therapeutic process of work with
psychotic patients. The authors’ interest is in the way in which psychotic patients respond to and process musical phenomena, both in receptive and active forms. In thinking about this topic many questions came up that influenced our way of thinking and the direction of this case study. These included a consideration of the role of music in the treatment of a psychotic patient, the nature of the interactionsbetween therapist, music and patient, and how this musical engagement changes over time. Other questions related to how the change in the patient’s musical production and interaction represented a corresponding change in their perception and insight. We were also interested in how all these aspects determined the courseof the music therapy treatment.