Synopsis: Alfredo Zotti is 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, the non-specialist general reader can (with the help of Zotti’s “Music Therapy”) begin their own journey of music therapy.
Critique: Impressively informative, insightful, and ‘user friendly’ in terms of organization and presentation, “Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery” is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to community and college/university library Contemporary Psychology & Counseling collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, counselors, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that “Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery” is also readily available in a paperback edition (9781615995301, $19.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $5.95).
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Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
9781615995318, $29.95, HC, 98pp