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ERIC Number: ED362796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Music, Movement, and Poetry.
Carmichael, Karla D.
This paper's premise is that music, movement, and poetry are unique and creative methods to be used by the counselor in working with both children and adults. Through these media, the counselor generates material for the counseling session that may not be available through more traditional "talk therapies." The choice of music as a counseling technique must depend upon the needs of the client, and distinctions are made between using music in therapy and using music as therapy. The core of the paper consists of three sections, each treating one of the subject therapies. The section on music in counseling explores the areas of listening to music, performing, improvising, and composing. The special topic of music with children is also discussed, and a list of specific activities for counselors to use in the areas of listening, performing, improvising, and composing is provided. The section on movement explains the difference between movement therapy and dance therapy. Assumptions upon which the use of dance and movement in counseling is based are listed. Developmental play therapy is introduced as a closely related therapy and a set of activities is given for using developmental play therapy with children. The section on poetry suggests activities that involve the writing, reading, and selecting of poetry. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A