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date: 17 July 2019

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Effective teamworking is increasingly considered vital for successful outcomes for clients, professionals, and advancement of the profession of music therapy. However, while many benefits may be realized, teamworking does not come without its challenges. Team success requires tasks which are clearly defined and motivating overall in addition to synthesis and integration of skills and knowledge to stimulate team members. Additionally, effective teamworking requires an awareness of the diverse purposes required for different forms of integrated working. This chapter evaluates and discusses the ways in which music therapists can be effective as team members in health care and education services.

Keywords: interprofessional team work, music therapy in health care teams, music therapy collaboration, music therapy practice, successful team work in health care

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