Case Examples of Music Therapy for Personality Disorders

  • Case Examples of Music Therapy for Personality Disorders
  • Author: Bruscia, Kenneth E.
  • E-ISBN: 9781937440220

Case examples provide very unique and valuable insights into how different forms of therapy are practiced, as well as how clients respond to those therapies. This e-book contains 7 previously published case studies on how music therapy has been used to help individuals with personality disorders improve their quality of life. Each case details the process by which therapist and client engage in music experiences that enable the client to explore and better utilize the personal resources needed to address his or her own therapeutic needs. The aim of the book is to provide practical information to students and professionals in music therapy and related fields and to inform all those affected by personality disorders about the potential benefits of music therapy.


Table of Contents


The Musical Mirror: Music Therapy for the Narcissistically Injured

Diane Snow Austin


Group Music Therapy for Women with Multiple Personalities

C. John Duey


Individual Music Therapy for an Adolescent with Borderline Personality Disorder: An Object Relations Approach

Janice Dvorkin


“Taking a Close Look:” Emotional Awareness as a Core Principle in the Music Therapy Treatment of a Patient with an Anxious-Avoidant Personality Disorder

Ulrike Haase

Axel Reinhardt


A Woman’s Change from Being Nobody to Somebody: Music Therapy with a Middle-Aged, Speechless, and Self-Destructive Woman

Niels Hannibal


The Revival of the Frozen Sea Urchin: Music Therapy with a Psychiatric Patient

Inge Nygaard Pedersen


Musical Improvisation in the Treatment of a Man with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

José Van Den Hurk

Henk Smeijsters