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Cross Cultural Music Therapy Interview

Title: Cross Cultural Music Therapy Interview: An analysis of How Music Functions Globally to Elicit Beneficial Change.
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Name(s): Ohser, Nicolette, author
College of Music
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of the Cross Cultural Music Therapy thesis is to record how music functions therapeutically within Spanish, Irish, English and American cultures. Within each culture it involves the comparison of professional protocols, political and cultural implications, cultural music preferences, client population served, choice of music therapy approaches and treatment, educational focus, and specializations. A standard series of in-depth interview questions regarding international music therapy concepts was used to identify and expand upon the interventions and objectives that are being practiced across man cultural and geographical boundaries. Detailed, qualitative records of interviews and observations were used to compare and contrast how music is used as therapy across different cultures. Through the research and writing of Cross Cultural Music Therapy the discovery of universal passions and patterns of thinking for music therapist across the world have been shared. The choice in practicing principles, education level, qualifications, and geographical location may differ but the focus and drive for the chosen career field of music therapy has maintained a universally high standard. As the field of music therapy research and practice rapidly grows it is of vital importance that we evaluate the universal truths of music and therapeutic intention by looking beyond our own circle of influence and into those circles we seldom are able to explore. Spending one hour looking through someone else's eyes about the very subject you are most passionate about may be more beneficial in shaping your personal practice than months spent in a class room reading about it in print.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0133 (IID)
Keywords: Music, Therapy, Music Therapy, Philosophy of Therapy, international, GlobalMusic, Therapy, Music Therapy, Philosophy of Therapy, international, GlobalMusic, Therapy, Music Therapy, Philosophy of Therapy, international, Global
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Music Therapy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: November 30, 2012.
Subject(s): Music
Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0133
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Ohser, N. (2012). Cross Cultural Music Therapy Interview: An analysis of How Music Functions Globally to Elicit Beneficial Change. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0133