Alfredo Zotti, a professional musician and bipolar survivor with a university degree in social anthropology and three years study of psychology, provides an introduction to music theory with specific case studies of applications for Alzheimer's, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and other issues. Working primarily as a peer support counselor, his person-centered methods are respectful of client's needs, abilities and responses to music therapy. Strategies explored include both active listening of recorded music as well as instruction in playing musical instruments. Using patience and listening skills, you can -- with Zotti's book -- begin your own journey of music therapy.
"I congratulate Alfredo on this terrific summary of the ways in which music therapy can serve a complementary role in the treatment of a range of psychological difficulties. Anyone who is interested in promoting his or her wellbeing, or the wellbeing of loved ones, will enjoy Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery."
--Paul Corcoran, psychologist, Moving Forward, NSW
"Alfredo Zotti's Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery shows that recovering through music can be an extremely powerful and wonderful journey of self-healing and positive discoveries. I highlyrecommend this book to anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge of music therapy and the influence of music on their health and, consequently, on their lives."
--Krystyna C. Laycraft, Ph.D, physicist, educator and artist
"Through his own experience of positive outcome by therapeutic use of music, Alfredo Zotti shares the supplemental, holistic method to improving mental health issues and dementia. Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery promises to assist in the recovery process and help sufferers regain a happier life." -- Rie Matsuura
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