The Arts in Psychotherapy
The author has stimulated our awareness of the truly incredible complexity of all the elements that enter into clinical music therapy improvisation. This important and consciousness-raising book is a profound contribution to the music therapy literature.
British Journal of Medical Psychology
The author brings to this work a rich cultural heritage (from Eastern Europe) and experience (in Scotland and South Africa), a wide reading in music, literature, music psychology and in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Pavlicevic's central concern is the understanding of the relationship between patient or client and music therapist, and the meaning and use of music within it, and her analysis of meaning and of semiotics is clear and helpful. In this volume she uses most aptly clinical vignettes from both her own and others' work which take the reader immediately into her work... [this book] is an important and beautifully written contribution to the psychology of music and therapy.
I found that Pavlicevic gives a wealth of references and resources. It is as if she lays out a presentation of the theoretical possibilities before identifying the ones she herself prefers to use. This combination of exhaustive research with openness of mind strikes me as an excellent approach to any new discipline, not least the arts therapies. I think you should read this book.