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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. Flute, Accordion or Clarinet?

    Reflections on the Use of Music Therapists’ Own Instruments in their Clinical Work

    Dawn Loombe, Jo Tomlinson, Amelia Oldfield, Henry Dunn, Catrin Piears-Banton, Colette Salkeld, Susan Greenhalgh, Caroline Anderson, Emily Corke, Mary-Clare Fearn, Esther Mitchell, Philip Hughes, Annie Tyhurst, Catherine Warner, Tessa Watson, Philippa Derrington, Mike Gilroy, Shlomi Hason, Concetta Tomaino, Penelope Birnstingl, Lisa Margetts, Grace Watts, Katy Bell, Nicky Haire, Trisha Montague, Sharon Warnes, Angela Harrison, Oonagh Jones, Rivka Gottlieb, Anna Lockett, Holly Mentzer, Steve Lyons, Jonathan Poole, Caroline Long, Alex Street, Prodromos Stylianou, Trygve Aasgaard, George Murray, Helen Mottram, Nathan Bettany, Stella Compton-Dickinson, Spela Loti Knoll, Luke Annesley, Susanna Crociani, Billy Davidson, Anita Vaz, Paolo Pizziolo, Joseph Piccinnini, John Preston

    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
    Apr 2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 352pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-398-3
  2. Music Therapy in Schools

    Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education

    John Strange, Chris Achenbach, Nicolette O\''Neill, Nicolette O'Neill, Jane Brackley, Ërla Casey, Jan Hall, Karen Diamond, Clare Rosscornes, Angela Harrison, Emma Davies, Ann Bruce, Suzie High, Ian McTier, Amelia Oldfield, Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington, Frankie Williams

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 256pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-474-1
  3. Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

    A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work

    Marion Polichroniadis, Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield, Ian M Goodyer, Marion Polichroniadis, Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield

    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, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-965-5
    2011, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 256pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-440-6
  4. Music Therapy with Children and their Families

    Claire Flower, Amelia Oldfield, Rachel Bull, Emma Davies, Helen Loth, Tiffany Hughes, Nicky O'Neill, Joy Hasler, Vince Hesketh, Jassenka Horvat, Kay Sobey, Colette Salkeld, Sarah Russel

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 208pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-801-2
  5. Interactive Music Therapy in Child and Family Psychiatry

    Clinical Practice, Research and Teaching

    Jo Holmes, 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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 224pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-548-6
  6. Interactive Music Therapy - A Positive Approach

    Music Therapy at a Child Development Centre

    Amelia Oldfield, Fatima Janjua

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 224pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-528-8
  7. Songwriting

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

    Felicity Baker, Tony Wigram, Amelia Oldfield, Lucanne Magill, Jeanette Kennelly, Jeanette Tamplin, Emma Davies

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 288pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-144-0
  8. Music Therapy and Group Work

    Sound Company

    Amelia Oldfield, Julie Sutton, Tessa Watson, Elaine Streeter, Eleanor Richards, Alison Davies

    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, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 304pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-341-3
  9. Pied Piper

    Musical Activities to Develop Basic Skills

    Amelia Oldfield, John Bean

    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