Music Therapy in Cambridge 1986
Abstract: This paper outlines music therapy developments from the hospitals into the community, in the fields of psychiatry, and mental handicap, in Cambridge, UK.It comments briefly on the reduction of beds in psychiatry as a result of patients being rehabilitated into the community, and the music therapy provision in the community. It describes in detail a music therapy group using free improvisation at a Day Clinic for adults suffering from long term mental illness e.g. schizophrenia, manic depression, depression. The case of one lady with manic depresssion is described in more detail, with a desription of the music therapy process for her. This Paper can be purchased from the BSMT price ú3.
Keyword(s): psychiatry, community, day-care centre, group-improvisation, manic-depression, psychodynamic, directive, non-directive.