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Archive for September 2011

Integrating Music Therapy and Biofeedback – An Interview with Dr. Eric Miller

Posted on September 22nd, 2011 in Arts therapies, Counseling & psychotherapy, Psychology, Video
Eric Miller

“Bio-Guided Music Therapy is not just a good way to document the physiological impact of music therapy sessions…the process itself is a vital and dynamic form of therapy in its own rite. BGMT offers the unique opportunity to craft a Music Therapy session in real time based on the client’s physical responses.”


Incorporating Music into Speech and Language Therapy for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders – An Interview with Dr. Hayoung Lim

Dr Hayoung Lim

“Children with ASD appear to have intact pattern perception and production ability. They also tend to follow the Gestalt style of language acquisition which is based on the pattern perception. In parallel, all of the musical behaviors require pattern perception and production; and these abilities are commonly found in children with ASD. It follows that patterns in music can facilitate the Gestalt style of language acquisition and the consequent speech- language development in children with ASD.”


British Medical Association (BMA) Honours Three JKP Titles at 2011 Book Awards

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We were so thrilled that three JKP titles were honoured at the prestigious 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards, which took place on Wednesday, 14th September at BMA House in Tavistock Square, London. JKP commissioning editor Steve Jones attended the awards ceremony and was joined by JKP authors Ilona Roth, Liz Hoggarth, Hilary Comfort and Tony White, whose books each received


“One should never underestimate the capabilities of children with special needs or their creativity.” – An Interview with Johanne Hanko

Dr Johanne Hanko

“…one of my favorite games [in the book] is ‘Contemporary Music or Drawing Music’ (activity #80, page 103) because I was told not to use this game with children with differentiated capacities or in mainstream classes because it would lead to failure: ‘Children in special education and elementary school children cannot compose,’ I was told. Well I can tell you this is not true. I was amazed to see the creativity of some of the children, while all came up with something different and interesting; some compositions were quite beautiful. One should never underestimate the capabilities of children with special needs and their creativity.”


Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions – An Interview with Nicki Weld

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“As I talk about in the book, my best transformative moments in supervision both as a supervisor and supervisee have come from boldness and braveness. They’ve also come from courage and creativity, where the supervisor has brought their knowledge and understanding of a person into the room and made a connection, or asked a question that takes the supervisee on a new direction. It’s also when a supervisee has said, “I want to go further, I want to look deeper, not just ‘debrief’”.


Misunderstood “Misbehaviour” – Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Syndrome in Children

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

“Many parents tell us that they have struggled to find a diagnosis that ‘makes sense’ of their child’s development and behaviour. Often they have read the descriptions of PDA and comment on how it is ‘like reading my child’s life story’. These parents don’t just want a label for their child – although they are often criticised for just that – but they want a way of understanding him or her. With understanding, they can then move forward knowing the best ways in which to manage their children, encourage them to be less anxious and reduce some of the outbursts that are having an impact on all of the family.”


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