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Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing


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Part 1. Emotions 1: Katrina McFerran: Crystallizing the Relationship between Adolescents, Music and Emotions 2: Andeline dos Santos: Group Music Therapy with Adolescents Referred for Aggression 3: Genevieve Dingle, Leah Sharman and Joel Larwood: Young People's Uses of Music for Emotional Immersion 4: Tan-Chyuan Chin: Measuring Adolescents' Emotional Responses to Music: Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities 5: Josephine Geipel: Between Down in the Dumps and Over the Moon: Music Therapy for Young people with Depression 6: Margarida Baltazar: Musical Affect Regulation in Adolescents: A Conceptual Model 7: Andreas Woelfl: Music and Violence: Working with Youth to Prevent Violence Part 2. Identity 8: Suvi Saarikallio: Music as a resource for agency and empowerment in identity construction 9: Dave Miranda: Personality Traits and Music in Adolescence 10: Alexandra Lamont and David Hargreaves: Musical Preference and Social Identity in Adolescence 11: Tia De Nora: 'For ever piping songs for ever new': the musical teenager and musical inner teenager across the life course 12: Viggo Kruger: Music as a Structuring Resource in Identity Formation Processes by Adolescents Engaging in Music Therapy - A Case Story from a Norwegian Child Welfare Setting. 'Hey ho, let's go' (The Ramones) 13: Daphne Rickson: Working in Music with Adolescents who Experience Disability 14: Elly Scrine: Reframing Inclusivity: The Importance of Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Music Therapy with All Young People Part 3. Connectedness 15: Philippa Derrington: 'What's the WiFi code in Here?' Connecting with Adolescents in Music Therapy 16: Susan A. O'Neill: Entangled Musical Lives: Affordances of Spaces in Young People's Music Engagement for Connectedness and Wellbeing 17: Andy Bennett and Lisa Nikulinsky: Wellbeing, Young People and Music Scenes 18: Helen Oosthuizen: 'There is a Good Spot in my Heart': A Story of a Music Therapy Group that Enables Young Sex Offenders to Reconnect with Themselves, Their Stories and Their Communities 19: Roseann Pluretti and Piotr S. Bobkowski: Social Media, Adolescent Developmental Tasks and Music 20: Michael Viega: Globalizing Adolescence: Digital Music Cultures and Music Therapy 21: Carmen Cheong-Clinch: My iPod, YouTube and Our Playlists: Connections Made In and Beyond Therapy

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Professor Katrina McFerran is a music therapy scholar specialising in music and young people. She is Director of the National Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Unit at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and Chair of the World Federation of Music Therapy's Research and Ethics Commission. Her research is diverse and includes collaborative and participatory approaches that seek to understand how young people can draw upon their relationships with music to feel better. She is creator of the Massive Open Online Course 'How Music Can Change Your Life' through Coursera and has created a TEDx Talk on Coming Back from the Dark Side with Music. She has also published more than 90 journal articles, 4 books and 24 book chapters and is regularly invited to speak at conferences, symposia and universities around the world. Dr Philippa Derrington has led the MSc Music Therapy programme at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in Scotland, UK since 2013. She has practiced as a music therapist for many years with adults, children and adolescents, and in a variety of health and education settings. She is a passionate advocate for the development and promotion of music therapy especially within mainstream schools and this continues to be her main area for research. She has published her work and presented at many conferences nationally and internationally. She also works as a clinical and research supervisor and is an editor of British Journal of Music Therapy. Dr Suvi Saarikallio specializes in music as part of adolescents' psychological development and wellbeing in everyday life. She has PhD in Music Education (2007) and Title of Docent in Psychology (2014). She conducts multidisciplinary research from music cognition to music therapy, using methods from qualitative theory development to motion capture, neural measures, and psychometrics. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings and her recent research projects have involved topics like Music-related emotional competence and adolescent mental health, (Academy of Finland 2010-2016) and Affect from Art (Kone Foundation, 2015-2017). Saarikallio currently works as a senior researcher and Vice-Head of Department (Head of Research) at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies and Finnish Center for Interdisciplinary Music Research, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.


It is really refreshing to see the inclusion of topics, such as, disability, gender and sexuality, and sexual violence, that have been under-represented in mainstream texts. A read of the 'acknowledgements, hopes and dreams' section shows that this was a concerted effort on the part of the editors to redress the balance of findings towards more inclusivity and diversity. This is something we should celebrate, and I hope we see more initiatives like this in future collections. The result is a book that manages to possess both breadth and depth. It is interesting, topical, and accessible. As such, it will appeal to a broad cross-section of practitioners working with young people, and scholars researching adolescents' musical lives. * Jenny M Goarke, Centre for Improving Health-Related Quality of Life, School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast, Music & Science *

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