Music Therapy

A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

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Nordoff Robbins

Evaluation is crucial to the development and sustainability of Arts Therapy and Arts & Health practices.

This guide supports practitioners in their quest to integrate thorough evaluation procedures in their everyday practices by providing practical guidance for designing, planning and implementing bespoke evaluation projects.

Nordoff Robbins Evidence Bank (3rd edition)

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Nordoff Robbins

The aim of this web-based publication is to collate research papers and other key sources of information, to help practitioners locate the resources they need quickly and easily. Following the success of the first (2010)and second (2012) edition, this third edition provides 21 Accounts with over a thousand references.

The psychoneuroimmunological effects of music: a systematic review and a new model.

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Roehampton University

There has been a growing interest over the past decade into the health benefits of music, in particular examining its psychological and neurological effects. Yet this is the first attempt to systematically review publications on the psychoneuroimmunology of music. Of the selected sixty-three studies published over the past 22 years, a range of effects of music on neurotransmitters, hormones, cytokines, lymphocytes, vital signs and immunoglobulins as well as psychological assessments are cataloged.

Presenting the Evidence: The up-to-date guide for music therapists responding to the demands of clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice

A resource from Nordoff Robbins to help music therapists to explain how they can collect the information and data they need to show how effective their work is, and back it up with evidence.

Arts and Music in Healthcare: An overview of the medical literature: 2004-2011

Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity have published a report by Rosalia Staricoff and Stephen Clift which updates the review of arts and health research conducted by Rosalia Staricoff for Arts Council England in 2004.

The vast majority of studies identified were concerned with music interventions, and this review focuses on these.

The Hospital Arts programme of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity helps to create a healing environment within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where visual and performing arts are combined to help relieve anxiety and assist in recovery.

Towards Ethical Research - A Guide for Music Therapy and Music & Health Practitioners, Researchers and Students

Nordoff Robbins has published a new research guide.

This new guide draws from existing legislation and from a range of research ethics committee procedures, to provide current perspectives and guidance for practitioners to work towards ethical research.

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