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Musical ImaginationsMultidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception$
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David Hargreaves, Dorothy Miell, and Raymond MacDonald

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199568086

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.001.0001

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Creativity in improvisational, psychodynamic music therapy

Creativity in improvisational, psychodynamic music therapy

(p.414) Chapter 26 Creativity in improvisational, psychodynamic music therapy
Musical Imaginations

Jaakko Erkkilä

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Marko Punkanen

Jörg Fachner

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This chapter considers music therapy in a psychiatric context, focusing on improvisational psychodynamic music therapy (IPMT). The main influences of IPMT come from the theory and concepts of psychoanalysis, although the numerous reforms to the original theory, as well as the many unique qualities of IPMT, have shaped it in many ways over the decades. The concept psychodynamic has been developed for describing those models of therapy, which more or less deviate from classical psychoanalysis and its theoretical standpoints. In music therapy, within the context of psychiatry, the psychodynamic approach is the most common.

Keywords:   improvisation, improvisational psychodynamic music therapy, psychoanalysis

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