Professor Gro Trondalen, Norwegian Academy of Music
Music Therapy with Families is a timely and altogether important book. The reader will gain a profound knowledge of different music therapy approaches with families within a variety of contexts. The authors offer vital examples including live music making and music listening as a resource and potential for joy, growth, and a healthy life. Music Therapy with Families is an inspiring and highly recommended volume.
Claire Flower, music therapist and co-editor of 'Music Therapy with Children and their Families'
This book is a timely addition to a rapidly developing and complex field of practice. Jacobsen and Thompson present a diversity of voices and approaches, skilfully weaving them into a cohesive whole. Whether dipping a first toe into the waters of working with families, or already fully immersed, there is a wealth of accessible material here which will be invaluable in stimulating the reader's understanding of music therapy thinking and practice around the world.
Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke, PhD, AO., The University of Melbourne, Australia
The editors of this volume are two internationally respected music therapy educators and clinicians who have long advocated for music therapy in strengthening communication within family units. They have assembled an impressive list of international authors who outline their work with vulnerable children, young people and adults, from neonatal care to persons with dementia and in palliative care. The chapters ably describe music therapy practices that are resource-oriented, empowering and participatory, and backed by evidence. It is an essential book for students and practitioners alike.