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Psychodynamic Music Therapy? Psychoanalytic Music Therapy? Interactive Music Therapy?

Cambridge, November 2005


CALL FOR PAPERS
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Anglia Polytechnic University announces a

CONFERENCE

to be held on Saturday November 26th 2005

Psychodynamic Music Therapy?
Psychoanalytic Music Therapy?
Interactive Music Therapy?

A Debate


Music therapy is developing an increasingly diverse body of theory.  Like
therapists of other kinds, we may sometimes define ourselves in terms of
our identification with particular theoretical approaches (analytic,
developmental, music-centred). Some of these approaches draw their ideas
and language from "talking" therapies, whilst others may actively seek to
avoid doing so.

What assumptions do our various theoretical positions imply?  Do they
govern whom we can or cannot treat?  How do they inform our relationship
with the music itself and its place in therapeutic work?  What view do we
take of colleagues who do not altogether share our thinking?  Can we speak
to one another from our various standpoints in ways that allow dialogue to
continue?  Do we need to give ourselves such labels at all?

At this conference we shall hear from a variety of speakers who will
address the question of our different approaches both in theoretical terms
and through discussion of clinical material.  It will be an exciting
opportunity to explore, confront, celebrate and learn from our
differences.


Abstracts (up to 200 words) are invited.  Papers should be 30 minutes in
length, to be followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than Feb. 28th 2005 to:

Eleanor Richards
Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy
Anglia Polytechnic University
East Road
Cambridge
CB1 1PT
UK

+44-(0)1223 363271 x2370
e.richards@apu.ac.uk

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