Music Therapy on the Basis of Integrative Gestalt Therapy
Journal/Book: Musiktherapeutische Umschau. 1986; 7: Stuttgart. G. Fischer Verlag. 111-123.
Abstract: The article examines the close proximity of two creative forms of therapy - clinical music therapy and integrative gestalt therapy - and the concepts they have in common. Growth-orientated aims such as self-regulation and self-actualisation are noted, and questions of diagnosis and method are dealt with, for example in connection with forms of contact and contact avoidance, resistance, the therapeutic relationship, the role of the therapist in playing with or listening to the client (this is illustrated by a practical example) and the therapeutic process within Petzold's four-phase system.
Keyword(s): Self-regulation, self-actualisation, contact, therapeutic-process, Petzold.