How can music therapy contribute to current health care practice with children and adults? Music therapists work with children and adults of all ages with wide-ranging healthcare needs. The Handbook of Music Therapy traces the history of recent developments in music therapy and the range of current applications and outlines practical requirements for the work and some basic pre-requisites for and philosophies of training. It covers material encompassing clinical, practical and theoretical perspectives. Illustrated with many case studies and clinical examples throughout, The Handbook of Music Therapyis placed within a variety of different theoretical and philosophical perspectives and will be invaluable to music and other arts.