A philosophical inquiry into the role of rhythm in music therapy.
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy 29(5):265-270.
Abstract: The present study is a philosophical investigation that examines the role of rhythm in client-therapist interactions. Especially so, in case of music therapy. It is considered that the perspective is important with respect to a canvas upon which the music therapy experience is played and reflected upon. The conclusion of the authors is that the concept of rhythm and occasionally meter as container is frequently promoted. And that this concept detracts from the dynamic function of rhythm and suggests a psychoanalytic processing of the experience of the individuals within the container. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Eastern Palliative Care & Caritas Christi & Palliative Care Services, Kew Melbourne, VIC, Australia