The role, function and identity of music therapists in the 21st century, including new research and thinking from a UK perspective

Odell-Miller, Helen (2016) The role, function and identity of music therapists in the 21st century, including new research and thinking from a UK perspective. British Journal of Music Therapy, 30 (1). pp. 5-12. ISSN 2059-9773

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Abstract

This article examines the identity of music therapy and music therapists, focussing upon the United Kingdom as a case study, but also considering international trends. Milestones in the history of music therapy in postwar United Kingdom and professional development in the 21st century are discussed, drawing upon research and clinical practice. Research outcomes across different specialities indicate that music therapy should be widely available to many populations, such as for people with dementia, autism, stroke and mental health problems and so on. These advancements mean that music therapists need to be clear about their role and identity in both doing the work and communicating about it. The article celebrates advances in research, thinking and provision and emphasis collaboration across multidisciplinary groups through an overview of different identities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: identity, mental health, music therapy, professional development, research
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 13:16
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:00
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701016

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