Andeline dos Santos

Andeline dos Santos is a registered Music Therapist. She holds both MMus(Music Therapy) and MA(Psychology) degrees from UP and received her BMus from WITS. She lectures research methodology and Music Therapy theory in the Music Therapy Master's program at the University of Pretoria. She also lectures students in the Honour's course in Music Communication. As a music therapist she has worked in the areas of childhood speech and language impairment, autism spectrum disorder, childhood emotional adjustment difficulties, and with adults in the areas of substance abuse and rehabilitation after gang membership. She is currently working with teenagers referred for aggression. She has co-edited the books ‘Taking music seriously: Stories from South African Music Therapy’ and ‘Research Methodology: Business and Management Contexts’. Andeline co-edited the online Music Therapy journal Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy from 2005-2009.

She has recently completed a five-year term as the Arts Therapies representative on the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Andeline is also a pianist.

In 2018 she attained her PhD entitled ‘Empathy and aggression in music therapy with adolescents: comparing phenomenological and social constructionist practice, theory and research’.

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