Janelle Chambers

Book Review: Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist (2nd edition)

Janelle Chambers

Abstract


Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist (2nd edition), written by Donna Polen, Carol Shultis, and Barbara Wheeler, is an updated resource book for student music therapists with various levels of training.  A multitude of resources, references, and personal and professional insights are organized into an easy-to-read layout and covers areas such as assessments, goals and objectives, documentation, planning and implementing music therapy experiences with groups and individuals, as well as encourages self-reflection and special considerations for the student music therapist and their supervisors.  This book is reviewed with a sociocultural lens.

Keywords


student music therapist; clinical training

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References


Chang, K. (2014). An opportunity for positive change and growth: Music therapists’ experiences of burnout. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, 20, 64-85.

Hadley, S., & Norris, M. (2016). Musical multicultural competency in music therapy: The first step. Music Therapy Perspectives, 34, 129-137, https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mtp/miv045.

Polen, D., Shultis, C., & Wheeler, B. (2017). Clinical training guide for the student music therapist (2nd ed.). Dallas: Barcelona Publishers.

Wheeler, B., Shultis, C., & Polen, D. (2005). Clinical training guide for the student music therapist. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15845/voices.v18i2.997

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