As an avid reader, I can’t help but share awesome books. Here are books that may be helpful, interesting, or just plain fun to read. I would suggest any of the books listed below.

To buy, you have two options, go to the AMTA website and click on the Amazon doohickey at the bottom of the page. By typing in the author/title you can order these books to provide AMTA with a small commission for your purchase. If you click here, it will link to the affiliate account set-up by MTRB and will provide MTRB with a small commission.  We can only be stronger by supporting that which we believe in!

Music Therapy Books (more soon)

Thaut – Rhythm, Music and the Brain – Excellent book takes a thorough look at recent research in the neuroscience of music therapy.

Music Neuroscience:

Levitin – This is Your Brain on Music – A great read to learn more about how your brain interacts with music.

Patel – Music, Language and the Brain – Excellent book that looks at parallels and differences between music and language. Beautifully written and full of great information.

Non-music Therapy Books (nonfiction)

Belenky – Women’s Ways of Knowing – All about women’s instincts and ways off learning and developing. Non-music text.

Gladwell – Tipping Point – This book demonstrates how little things can lead to something magnificent.  Also Blink – how we form an impression/conclusion in a split second.

Hendelman – Functional Neuroanatomy – Great text that explain functional neuro systems simply and clearly.  Includes DVD where you can watch the pathway to and from the brain for different systems.

Nunn- Who’s Who of the Brain – This book makes a story of the brain, giving each system/area a character that contributes to a full-functioning town. Includes information about damage to different systems.

Palmer – The Courage to Teach -About the journey of teaching. Great for those interested in teaching college or teaching others in general.

Rubin – Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice – A nice guide to reading and using research in practice. Write from a social science standpoint.

Fiction: After a full day of work reading it is great to sit back and read for fun! I also get a lot of ideas from reading – even if they have nothing to do with therapy. Remember to go to your local library to save money!

Atwood – Always been a fan. Reading her new book The Year if the Flood – this far it is dark, but good.

De los Santos – Great reads. Enjoyed Love Walked In. Easy reads.

Hannah – Easy “non-work” reads – a little bit predictable, but nonetheless… Enjoyed Firefly lane and True colors.

Kingsolver – Love, love, love this author. About to start The Lacuna…

Marquez – I’ll admit that it took me several tried to get through One Hundred Years of Solitude, but after finishing, its one of my favorites.

Picoult – This author puts a lot of research into her books. Makes them interesting to read. Sometimes predictable or very similar to one another… Will be coming out with a book about a music therapist soon (Sing You Home).

More soon!