A Discussion on the Relationships between Music Therapy and The Psychology of Music


The discussion started with an attempt to examine the ground common to music therapy and the psychology of music, and indicated that mutual incomprehension of concepts and methods on the part of practitioners in both areas constituted a considerable problem. The potential relevance to music therapy of some psychological findings were outlined, appropriate modes of research for music therapy were considered and the potential value which data gathered in the pursuit of music therapy might have for psychology was discussed. Finally, some areas of possible collaboration between the two disciplines were sketched out. © 1988, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.