Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts
Areas of Expertise: Music therapy
Courses taught: Music Therapy
Helen is course Leader for MA Music Therapy and manages the Music Therapy Centre, where she also has a clinical practice working with children and families.
After studying music at Dartington College of Arts, and at The Orff Institute in Salzburg, Helen trained in music therapy at the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, London. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in music therapy at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Helen teaches music therapy theory and clinical skills, and manages the Music Therapy Centre. She has a special interest in multi-cultural improvisation and teaches Indonesian gamelan. Her clinical interests include music therapy in psychiatry and for people with eating disorders, and with young children with learning disabilities and their families. Her current research investigates the relevance of Indonesian gamelan music to music therapy practice.
Loth, H. (forthcoming 2017) ‘Cacophonies of discord, moments of harmony. Managing multiple needs in short-term music therapy with triplets and their mother’ in British Journal of Music Therapy, Vol.31, no.1. Sage Journals
Loth, H. 2016 ‘Transposing musical cultures in music therapy: exploring the use of Indonesian gamelan music in western clinical practice’ in D. Dokter, M. Hills de Zarate (eds.) Intercultural Arts Therapies Research. Routledge
Loth, H., 2015. Music therapy with people who have eating disorders. In: Edwards, J. (Ed.). Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Loth, H., 2013. Book Review of 'Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding'. British Journal of Music Education, 30, pp.152-154.
Loth, H., 2008. Music therapy groups for families with a learning disabled toddler: Bridging some gaps. In: Oldfield, A. and Flower, C. (Eds.). Music Therapy with Children and their Families. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Loth, H., 2006. How Gamelan Music Has Influenced Me as a Music Therapist: A Personal Account. In: Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. Web essay.
Loth, H., 2002. There's no getting away from anything in here: s music therapy group within an inpatient setting for adults with eating disorders. In: Davies, A. and Richards, E. (Eds). Music Therapy and Group Work. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Loth, H., 1996. Music therapy in forensic psychotherapy – crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient. In: Cordess, C. and Cox, M. (Eds.). Crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient.London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Loth, H. (1996) 'Music therapy in forensic psychotherapy - crime psychodynamics and the offender patient' in C. Cordess and M Cox (eds), Crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Loth, H (1994) 'Choice denial and the law,' in Journal of British Music Therapy, Vol.8, no.2.