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Gudrun Aldridge

Gudrun Aldridge is a music therapist, university lecturer and supervisor in Germany. She studied music therapy in London and carried out her doctoral research at Aalborg University in Denmark. Her main areas of interest are psychosomatic medicine, music therapy with breast cancer and dementia patients, and the links between music sciences, aesthetics and therapy. She has previously contributed to several music therapy books, including Case Study Designs in Music Therapy and Music Therapy in Palliative Care, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

JKP publications by Gudrun Aldridge

  1. Melody in Music Therapy

    Melody in Music Therapy

    A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis

    Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge

    Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge explore the concept of melody within its historical context and investigate current theories of melody. They make recommendations for choosing an appropriate method of analysing melodic improvisation, and utilise case studies to demonstrate these analyses in practice. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.57in x 7.44in / 243mm x 189mm, 344pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-755-0
    2008, Ebook, PDF, 344pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-762-6
  2. Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

    Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

    Edited by David Aldridge

    This book shows, for the first time, how research and clinical work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and practitioner in the field, and the book covers a wide spectrum of approaches within different settings. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 288pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-140-6
    2004, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-000-9
  3. Music Therapy in Dementia Care

    Music Therapy in Dementia Care

    Edited by David Aldridge

    Drawing on the diverse research and considerable personal experience of contributors from around the world, Music Therapy in Dementia Care takes a comprehensive look at music therapy as a means of improving memory, health and identity in those suffering from dementia - particularly the Alzheimer's type. Learn More
    2000, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.10in / 233mm x 155mm, 256pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-776-5