New book published

Published on 21st of August, this book, edited by Anna Ludwig, brings together music therapists who have worked in the challenging and rewarding world of children’s palliative care. Examining techniques from working just with the breath, to technological advances in music therapy, it highlights the benefits music therapy can bring when working alongside children and young people.

Following on from the 2005 book ‘Music Therapy in Children’s Hospices – Jessie’s Fund in Action’, this book provides accessible guidance which practitioners can apply to their own work, including on professional development as part of a multi-disciplinary team, service evaluation, and managing publicity in the hospice setting. It addresses work with different client groups, such as teenagers, and discusses therapy with family members, including siblings. Music therapists and healthcare practitioners will be provided with the tools to reflect on their own professional challenges and deepen their understanding of the important role of music therapy in this sector.

Available online from Waterstones and Amazon.