World Conference Music Therapy location:Krems date:08-13 July 2014
In this presentation we will examine the range of theoretical stances of psychodynamic music therapy across European countries and discuss how different frames of thinking impact the therapist and the development of the profession nationally and internationally. The central focus of our presentation is how a music therapist’s musical identity is core to their work. Through clinical examples (audio and video) the presenters will demonstrate the fundamental significance of therapists’ listening to and thinking about music. In this presentation the presenters propose to detail the central musical components and musical interventions of the work of a music therapist, as this is integrated into clinical practice and research.