Temple University hosted an international music therapy symposium to stimulate vision and action towards the future of our profession in the United States and across the world. Cheyrl Dileo edited a book titled Envisioning the Future of Music Therapy to preserve and promote the stimulating information presented at the conference. This book is a great read, and it’s available for FREE DOWNLOAD! Thank you! Yes!
The book provides an overview, vision, recommendations, and research references based on what fourteen members of the Consortium of Music Therapy Research Universities presented on. These leaders were asked to, “talk regarding how he or she envisioned the future of music therapy theory, practice, and research in his or her particular area of expertise. These areas included specific clinical populations, music therapy methods, theory, and technology. The clinical areas represented included mental health, criminal justice, medicine, dementia, neuroscience, and autism. Specific music therapy methods included songwriting, clinical improvisation and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.” Book chapters also include the future of music therapy theory, research, neuroscience, technology, and Dr. Dileo’s concluding summaries/reflections.