Jim Borling, Professor of Music, Program Director for Music Therapy, Fellow, Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI), Radford University, USA
Nicki Cohen has identified relevant advanced methods in music therapy as she reaches outside the 'box' of early traditional practice. She provides an accessible treatise introducing us to the founders on a personal level, and the methods on historical and theoretical levels. As the profession of music therapy continues to mature, the timeliness of this book is perfect. A welcome addition as the profession looks seriously to advanced practice and its implication in the broader health care milieu.
Barbara L. Wheeler, PhD, MT-BC, Professor Emeritus, Montclair State University, New Jersey
I found Nicki Cohen's descriptions and analyses of four advanced music therapy methods to be enlightening and fascinating. She presents a range of information on the methods, including answers to a series of questions that were asked and answered by people who studied and worked directly with the founders of the methods or, in the case of Vocal Psychotherapy, by the founder (Diane Austin). She draws the reader into each approach with a deeper understanding of its practice.
Frances Smith Goldberg, MA, MT-BC, FAMI, Founder and Director, Therapeutic Arts Institute
This must-read book is a rich resource regarding four advanced methods of music therapy in the context of the development of music therapy in the US and the UK. It is packed with informative details about the founders, development of the methods, clinical descriptions, literature and current practice.