A collection of case studies exemplifying psychodynamic music therapy, informed by the theories of Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott, Stern, Kohut, Mahler, Bion, and others. Discusses how transference, countertransference, resistance, and defenses are manifested in the musical relationship between therapist and client.
Presents 34 case studies from music therapists around the world and representing practices from a broad range of clinical orientations. This includes cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, medical, community, aesthetic and healing practices with infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Various models of music therapy are also represented, including Guided Imagery and Music, Analytic Music Therapy, Behavioral Music Therapy and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.