Music therapy: an introduction

by Professor Helen Odell-Miller


Last updated: October 2018


Welcome to this module which introduces some basic information about the practice of music therapy in the UK. The module is in three sections:


Section 1: Background to music therapy


Section 2: Music therapy approaches


Section 3: Clinical vignettes and summary of evidence base. We specifically look at:


  • autism


  • schizophrenia


  • dementia.


Apart from the video examples which support this module, all clinical vignettes are fictitious and compiled from clinical experience, or have ethical consent and approval.


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