Fausch-Pfister, Heidi

Music Therapy and Psychodrama

The benefits of integrating the two methods

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 152 p., 14 illustrations b/w, 7 tables b/w, paperback / softback
24,90 €

ISBN: 9783895008993
Table of Contents

Short Description

“That which is raised up from the ocean of the subconscious by music therapy can be pulled ashore with the help of psychodramatic elements.” This effect is illustrated with striking examples from child and adolescent psychiatry, neurology and adults’ therapy, which are analysed in a sophisticated way. Various psychodramatic techniques and instruments supplement the current methods of music therapy. The author explains in what ways psychodramatic instruments and techniques can reinforce the therapeutic process in music therapy. They are particularly helpful in intensifying and structuring the therapeutic process, focusing on a theme, applying what has been learned during therapy in daily life, and transferring problems of everyday life into the therapy. In putting these ideas into practice, the reader is aided by practical suggestions and methodological advice.
The book provides a valuable and interesting read for students of music and art therapy, therapists, pedagogues, music teachers and keen amateurs.


“This book is simply a “must have” for a broad audience of professionals working in the field of music therapy, art therapy and/or psychology.”

Corinne Galli, MT-BC, NMT

Biographical Note

Heidi Fausch Pfister, born 1943 in Zurich, Music Therapist SFMT, Psychodrama Leader PDH, Music Therapy and Psychodrama Trainer and Supervisor at several Universities in Europe. Training in Analytical Psychotherapy C.G. Jung Institute, selected studies in Psychology, Pedagogy and Musicology, University of Bern, Master in Clinical Music Therapy, Studies for Trainer and Supervisor. Professional Experiences as Therapist at the Clinic for Youth Psychiatry, Therapist for Children and Families, Psychosomatic, Neurorehabilitation and geriatrics.


Clinical psychology (140) || Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama) (132) || Medical specialties, branches of medicine (141) || Musiktherapie (125) || Occupational therapy (132) || Psychodrama (2) || Psychotherapy (154)