Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy: [Review]

Warren Brodsky, Cynthia A. Briggs

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Reviews the book, Handbook of Neurologic Music Therapy edited by Michael H. Thaut and Volker Hoemberg (see record [rid]2014-42500-000[/rid]). This Handbook seems to be a well-built text for introducing Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) within a university undergraduate Music Therapy curriculum. The uniformity of the chapters outlines each technique and facilitates straightforward learning. The consistent structure across the chapters allows students to learn techniques in a stepwise fashion with charts, pictures, and illustrations—all of which support the notion that a serious body of research is behind Neurologic Music Therapy as an evidence-based practice. The strength of the Handbook is obviously in its construction and configuration with which each technique is covered. Given that each chapter has its own reference list, undergraduate course instructors will find ease in assigning individual chapters as a single 'stand-alone' unit. The Handbook effectively serves as a core-text to educate students about NMT techniques with great specificity. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalPsychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Music Therapy
  • Neurology
  • Evidence Based Practice


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