Prof Katrina Skewes McFerran, The University of Melbourne, Australia
There has never been a more important time to consider multicultural perspectives within the practice and discipline of music therapy. The interconnectedness of the world is abundantly clear, as is our task of paying respect to diversity rather than tolerating it. This book provides a beacon for action, grounded in practice examples, with questions and prompts to reflect on why we do what we do with diverse people in different contexts.
Brynjulf Stige, Professor of Music Therapy, the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Norway
Cultural practices unite and divide us, and participation in intercultural communication is at the heart of what music therapy is about. The chapters of this stimulating book illuminate how processes of bridging cultural differences involve awareness, active listening, humility, and creativity.