This week, the Music Therapy World Congress has gone digital. While we can’t be there in person, we are releasing the 2nd edition of our Research Summary ‘What is Music Therapy? How does it work and what evidence do we have?’ to mark the occasion.

This unique resource is required reading if you are looking to understand what music therapy can do for people facing a range of challenges throughout life. It is comprehensive and accessible, and designed for a diverse audience: music therapists, commissioners and health professionals.

This edition includes the current evidence base underpinning music therapy and the research studies which have produced the evidence, with guidance for wider reading. However, its focus is expanded to include six different client groups: young children; people on the autistic spectrum; children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties; people with learning disabilities; people with mental illness; and people living with dementia.

Find the resource on Music as Therapy’s Resources page, with details of how to order.