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Jos De Backer

Jos De Backer is a Professor of music therapy at Leuven University College of Arts (LUCA), campus Lemmensinstituut, Belgium and is Head of the Masters training course in music therapy. He studied music education and music therapy in Belgium and Vienna and he completed his PhD in music therapy at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. He is Head of the Music Therapy Department in the University Psychiatric Centre KULeuven, campus Kortenberg where he works as a music therapist treating young psychotic patients and patients with personality disorder. De Backer specialises in clinical improvisation, is a member of the advisory Editorial Board for the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy and of the Editorial Panel of the British Journal of Music Therapy and is a past President of the European Music Therapy Confederation.

JKP publications by Jos De Backer

  1. The Music in Music Therapy

    The Music in Music Therapy

    Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

    Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie Sutton

    This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 368pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-353-2
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 368pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-712-4
  2.  Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Psychiatry

    Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Psychiatry

    Edited by Tony Wigram and Jos De Backer

    This book provides valuable insight into the work of professional music therapists in their clinical practice. The contributors discuss work with a diverse range of clients, including those suffering from Alzheimer's, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder, anxiety and psychosomatic disorder. Learn More
    1999, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 300pp, £23.95
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-733-8
  3.  Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Developmental Disability, Paediatrics and Neurology

    Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Developmental Disability, Paediatrics and Neurology

    Edited by Tony Wigram and Jos De Backer

    Reflecting on and developing the applications of music therapy, this collection will help establish effective therapy methods in which the creative use of music is employed by skilled and clinically experienced music therapists in a client-oriented interactive process. Learn More
    1999, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 286pp, £22.50
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-734-5