Assessment of adult clients in creative music therapy. A proposal for a phenomenological model of assessment
Abstract: This thesis examines the concepts of diagnosis and assessment as they are applied to the situation of creative improvised music therapy. The author, as practising music therapist, proposes a phenomenological map of musical and relational elements which are displayed in the music therapy session. Whereas the index used in Nordoff Robbins music therapy is a qualitative and quantitative instrument, the map is a qualitative quide to each of the elements displayed. Case studies to illustrate the use of such an instrument are included. The work as yet remains untested in practice. This work was completed as part of an international co-operation project between England and Germany whereby already qualified music therapists in England can further their studies in Germany. The emphasis is upon creative music therapy with adult patients.
Keyword(s): nordoff-robbins-improvisational-music-therapy, assessment.