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Music therapy and parent-infant bonding

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-22T12:41:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-22T12:41:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Edwards, J. (2011). Music therapy and parent-infant bonding. Chapter 1 in J Edwards (ed). Music therapy and parent-infant bonding. Oxford: Oxford University Press en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/652
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract Building the bonds of love in a secure relationship in the early years is considered essential to making a good start in life. Part of the repertory of interaction involves easily identified music elements. This predisposes the music therapist to having a strong basis on which to support therapeutic interventions that promote secure bonding between vulnerable infants and their caregivers. By providing a musical container, or skin, in which both the parent and infant can be held, music therapy can offer the dyad a chance to safely encounter and explore one another anew. Music therapists have rich resources for supporting this capacity sensitively and joyfully with their clients. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Music & Health Research Group, University of Limerick en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject music therapy en_US
dc.subject attachment theory en_US
dc.title Music therapy and parent-infant bonding en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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