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Amelia Oldfield

Amelia Oldfield is a well-known and prestigious music therapist with over 25 years' experience in the field. She works at the Croft Unit for Child and Family Psychiatry and at the Child Development Centre, Addenbrookes. She also lectures at Anglia Polytechnic University, where she co-initiated the MA Music Therapy Training. Amelia has completed four research investigations and a PhD. She has also produced six music therapy training videos. She is married with four children and plays clarinet in local chamber music groups in Cambridge, UK.

JKP publications by Amelia Oldfield

  1.  Music Therapy with Families

    Music Therapy with Families

    Therapeutic Approaches and Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Stine Lindahl Jacobsen and Grace Thompson

    International music therapists describe and discuss models of working with families in different clinical areas, from those with family members with dementia or autism, to those in palliative care, psychiatric or paediatric hospital settings. They explain the theoretical background and practice of each approach, with research and case examples. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 344pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-630-4
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 344pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-105-1
  2.  Flute, Accordion or Clarinet?

    Flute, Accordion or Clarinet?

    Using the Characteristics of Our Instruments in Music Therapy

    Edited by Amelia Oldfield, Jo Tomlinson and Dawn Loombe

    Covering 17 orchestral instruments and a range of client groups including children and adolescents, adults with learning disabilities, adult psychiatry and the elderly, this is the definitive resource for music therapists interested in using their first study instrument in their clinical practice, and is accompanied by illustrative case studies. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 344pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-398-3
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 344pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-766-7
  3.  Music Therapy in Schools

    Music Therapy in Schools

    Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education

    Edited by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington and Amelia Oldfield

    The majority of music therapy work with children takes place in schools. This book documents the wealth and diversity of work that music therapists are doing in educational settings. It shows how, in recent years, music therapy has changed and grown as a profession, and it provides an insight into the trends that are emerging in this area. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-000-5
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-474-1
  4.  Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

    Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

    A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work

    Edited by Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield and Marion Polichroniadis

    Using detailed case studies, this book focuses on the needs of children with a range of behavioural difficulties, and explores their complicated interactions. The book examines how to integrate multi-disciplinary interventions and how to use the powerful relationships that develop to enable families to achieve positive, lasting changes. Learn More
    2011, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp
  5.  Music Therapy with Children and their Families

    Music Therapy with Children and their Families

    Edited by Amelia Oldfield and Claire Flower

    The contributors describe their approaches to family work with different client groups. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 208pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-581-7
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-801-2
  6.  Interactive Music Therapy in Child and Family Psychiatry

    Interactive Music Therapy in Child and Family Psychiatry

    Clinical Practice, Research and Teaching

    Amelia Oldfield

    This book outlines the rationale for using music therapy in child and family psychiatry. The author reflects on research methodology and describes characteristics of her own approach to therapy, including how to start and end the session, how to motivate children and establish a positive musical dialogue with them, and how to include parents. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-444-5
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-548-6
  7.  Interactive Music Therapy - A Positive Approach

    Interactive Music Therapy - A Positive Approach

    Music Therapy at a Child Development Centre

    Amelia Oldfield

    Amelia Oldfield explains how her approach to music therapy sessions establishes a constructive musical dialogue with children that emphasises positive experiences - these establish trust and allow feelings to be expressed through music. This practical book will be of use to clinicians and teachers working with children with a variety of needs. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-309-7
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-528-8
  8.  Songwriting


    Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

    Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

    This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. Learn More
    2005, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 288pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1
    2005, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-144-0
  9.  Music Therapy and Group Work

    Music Therapy and Group Work

    Sound Company

    Edited by Alison Davies and Eleanor Richards

    Group music therapy has been widely practised for many years, and features substantially in training, yet there has been no publication devoted to the discussion of this area of therapy. This book fills this gap by bringing together the experiences of group music therapy practitioners who work with diverse client groups in various settings. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 304pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-036-2
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 304pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-341-3
  10.  Pied Piper

    Pied Piper

    Musical Activities to Develop Basic Skills

    John Bean and Amelia Oldfield

    With clear aims and easy-to-follow instructions, Pied Piper describes 78 enjoyable music activities for groups of children or adults who may have learning difficulties. The emphasis is on using music, rather than learning songs or rhythms, so group members do not need any special skills to be able to participate. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 96pp, £16.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-994-3