タナカ ジュンコ   Tanaka Junko
  田中 順子
   所属   川崎医療福祉大学  リハビリテーション学部 作業療法学科
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発表タイトル Unleashing Art in Occupational and Music Therapy
会議名 8th European Music Therapy Congress
学会区分 国際学会及び海外の学会
発表形式 ポスター掲示
講演区分 一般
発表者・共同発表者◎Tanaka Junko
発表年月日 2010/05
開催地
(都市, 国名)
Cadiz, Spain
学会抄録 8th European Music Therapy Congress Book of Abstracts & Programme 3-4
概要 Art activity is frequently practiced in occupational therapy (OT). The author has long experience practicing music activity in OT and also in Music therapy (MT). Several common points are found between art activity in OT and MT. Hence, the purpose of this research was to do a comparative analysis of art activity in OT and MT from an occupational therapist’s point of view. Additionally, it was to find the possible common problems between art activity in occupational therapy and music therapy as understood by a fellow therapist also working with artistic expression.
The basic features of art activity were found on the basis of the several research cases in OT. The results of the research showed process, purpose, and a multi-territory approach to be the most important aspects of art activity in OT. Research indicates that the prevailing view in OT regarding the use of art activity reflects an unprofessional understanding of the role of art in therapy.
It seems, as the result of that music has been treated as a means to achieve a purpose of treatment, therapists have become confined to a Western Modern Period view of art which makes a strict distinction between “high art” and “low art.”
How can we behave as therapist when the artist insists to continue his or her work even at the cost of the life? Avant-garde art, post art or outsider art are counted neither in OT nor MT at present. Obviously it seems most therapists (both music and occupational) are still following the former outdated theory and methodology.
My proposition here is to optimize the power of art for the good of their clients, therapists must graduate to an inclusive view of art, and freely use all its styles and applications which means to regard arts as the multi-faced values.