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Title: The Role of the Music Therapist in Promoting Parent-Infant Attachment
Contributor(s): Edwards, Jane  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: This paper provides a brief overview of recent literature relating to infant musicality and its basis for effective parent-infant work in music therapy. Two strong trends are revealed: the international breadth of the developing work by music therapists within family-centred contexts of practice, especially work with infants and their parents in the early years; and the use oftheoretical principles of communicative musicality (Malloch &Trevarthen, 2008] combined with knowledge of early musical skills. This focus on musical perception and musical development (Briggs, 1991; Trehub, 2003] provides a rationale as to why musical interaction supported by a qualified music therapist can offer a potential pathway for improved attachment between the parent and infant when therapeutic support is indicated.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, 20(1), p. 38-48
Publisher: Canadian Association for Music Therapy
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 1199-1054
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 190408 Music Therapy
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 420103 Music therapy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950101 Music
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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