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Music Therapy in the Middle East A conversation with a music therapist, psychotherapist, and advocate on practicing music therapy in the Kingdom of Bahrain In the early 2000s, no one in the Kingdom of Bahrain had heard of music therapy. Then along came Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi, a Belarus-born music therapist, trained in Canada, who changed this narrative. As the first music therapist in Bahrain, she spent ten years building up a music therapy practice from scratch. From small beginnings with local schools to eventually e
Published: September 20, 2022
Stories from Slovakia An account of the current landscape and future directions for music therapy practice in the European nation of Slovakia Jana Halmo, music therapist, doctoral student, and researcher, is passionate about the history of music therapy in Central and Eastern Europe. This passion is evident in her well-researched and written account of music therapy in Slovakia. In her article, Halmo begins by chronicling the origins and development of music therapy practice in Slovakia, noting key leaders an
Published: September 20, 2022
Music and Healing in China – From Ages Past to Supporting the Aging in the Present A glimpse into music therapy practice on the rise in China In this article, readers are introduced to Lin Sisi, a music therapist practicing in Beijing, China. It is a delightful summary of Sisi’s reflections and insights into her experience working with a post-stroke patient. Readers discover that thousands of miles away, in a different language and culture, music therapy continues to make a personal impact, improving the quality of life for older adults. In addition to this case e
Published: September 20, 2022
Instrument Inspiration From the building of custom instruments for music therapy in Germany to auctioning off famous instruments in the United Kingdom, instruments are inspiring new innovations in music therapy in Europe German instrument maker, Gotz Rausch, is not in the business of making ordinary instruments. He specializes in creating therapeutic music instruments designed to make playing instruments a creative activity that is accessible to all. Each instrument is uniquely crafted from wood and strings an
Published: September 20, 2022
Experiences of Working in Long Term Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Challenges, Adaptations, and Reflections Christine Naguib, MTA There is no doubt that the ongoing pandemic has brought many challenges and changes for everyone, but it has been an especially stressful and challenging time for healthcare providers working in long-term care, long-term care residents and their family members. In June 2020, I got a unique opportunity to experience these challenges firsthand when I got offered a full-time position at a long-term care home that greatly needed support. Before receiving this offer, I w
Published: April 28, 2022
The Singing Field: A Performance of Environmental Vocal Exploration Nicola Oddy, MA RP MTA, PhD Candidate, Carleton University How many times have you heard people say, “The lock-down conditions of COVID-19 have been beneficial for my progress”? I know – I might be a bit of an anomaly. The fact is, that last year around this time, when everything stopped, I suddenly had all the time I could dream of, to do the research that I had been planning for so long. At the end of April 2020, my graduate committee accepted my dissertation proposal, and
Published: April 28, 2022