Self-Experiences in Music Therapy Education, Training, and Supervision

  • Self-Experiences in Music Therapy Education, Training, and Supervision
  • Author: Bruscia, Kenneth E.
  • E-ISBN: 9781937440435

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This anthology is the first book to be published on the topic of experiential learning in music therapy. Authors are experienced educators and supervisors who have been pioneering the use of self-experiences in academia, pre-professional clinical training, professional supervision, and advanced training institutes. Detailed in the book are various modes of self-experience, including teacher demonstrations, student-led therapy sessions in the classroom, experiential homework, logs and journals, clinical re-enactments, intertherapy, musicing, creative arts activities, and personal therapy. Available in epub and mobi only (E-book, 560 pages)



Table of Contents


 Chapter One

Bruscia,K. (2013). Self-Experiences in the Pedagogy of Music Therapy.

Chapter Two

Murphy, K. (2013). Ethical Considerations in Experiential Learning.


Part One: Experiential Learning in Pre-professional Education and Supervision

 Chapter Three

Murphy, K. (2007). Experiential Learning in Music Therapy: Faculty and Student Perspectives. In A. Meadows (Ed.). Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy: A Monograph Series, pp. 31–60. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Four

Bruscia, K. (2013). Experiential Learning in a Classroom Setting.

 Chapter Five

Summer, L. (2001). Group Supervision in First-time Music Therapy Practicum. In M. Forinash (Ed.), Music Therapy Supervision, pp. 69–86. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Six

Barry, P., & O’Callaghan, C. (2008). Reflexive journal writing: A tool for music therapy student clinical practice development. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 17(1), 55-66.

 Chapter Seven

Shulman-Fagen, T. (2001). The creative arts in group supervision. In M. Forinash (Ed.), Music therapy supervision (pp. 149-160). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Eight

Baker, F., & Krout, R. (2013) Songwriting during Music Therapy Training: Creative Peer Supervision Experiences for University Students.

 Chapter Nine

Argue, J. (2013). The Role of Musicing in a Nordoff-Robbins Internship.


Part Two: Personal Therapy as Part of Pre-professional Preparation

 Chapter Ten

Hesser, B. (2001). The transformative power of music in our lives: A personal perspective, Music Therapy Perspectives, 19(1), 53–58.

 Chapter Eleven

Hesser, B. (2013). Music therapy group: Self-experience in a University Setting.

 Chapter Twelve

Gardstrom, S., & Jackson, N. (2013). Personal Therapy in Music Therapy Undergraduate Education and Training in the USA: Prevalence and Potential Benefits.

 Chapter Thirteen

Scheiby, B. (1991). Mia’s Fourteenth—The Symphony of Fate: Psychodynamic Improvisation Therapy with a Music Therapy Student in Training. In K. Bruscia (Ed.), Case Studies in Music Therapy, pp. 271–290.

 Chapter Fourteen

Pedersen, I. (2013)  The Integration of a Self-Experience Track in the Training of Danish Music Therapists: The Aalborg Model. 

 Chapter Fifteen

Bonde, L. (2013). Music and Imagery in the Training of Danish Music Therapists at Aalborg University.


Part Three: Self-Experiences in  Advanced Clinical Training

 Analytical Music Therapy

 Chapter Sixteen

Priestley, M. (1994). Intertherapy. In M. Priestley, Essays on Analytical Music Therapy, pp. 297–307. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Seventeen

Scheiby, B. B. (2001). Forming an identity as a music psychotherapist through analytical music therapy supervision. In M. Forinash (Ed.), Music therapy supervision (pp. 299-334). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Eighteen

Abrams, B. (2013). A Perspective on the Role of Personal Therapy in Analytical Music Therapy Training.

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Chapter Nineteen

Sorel, S. (2013). Musicing as therapy in Nordoff-Robbins Training.

 Chapter Twenty

Markworth, L. (2013). Self-experiences in the Nordoff-Robbins Level One Certification Training.

Guided Imagery and Music

Chapter Twenty-One

Summer, L. (2013). Case Vignettes Demonstrating Experiential Learning in GIM Seminars

 Chapter Twenty-Two

Abbott, E. Personal Therapy Requirements for Training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: Traditional and Modified Sessions

 Chapter Twenty-Three

Paik-Maier, Sumi (2013). An Application of “Personal Reflection Music and Imagery” in the Clinical Supervision of Trainees in Guided Imagery and Music

 Part Four: Self-Experiences in Professional Supervision



 Chapter Twenty-Four

Ahonen-Eerikainen, H. (2013). Using Group Analytic Music Therapy Supervision Approach when Supervising Music Therapists

 Chapter Twenty-Five

Austin, D., & Dvorkin, J. M. (2001). Peer supervision in music therapy. In M. Forinash (Ed.), Music therapy supervision (pp. 219-230). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.

 Chapter Twenty-Six

Frohne-Hagemann, I. (2001). Integrative techniques in professional music therapy group supervision. In M. Forinash (Ed.), Music therapy supervision (pp. 231-246). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Twenty-Seven

Langdon, G. (2001). Experiential Music Therapy Group as a Method of Professional Supervision. In M. Forinash (Ed.). Music Therapy Supervision, pp. 211–218. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Twenty-Eight

Lee, C. & Khare, K. (2001). The Supervision of Clinical Improvisation in Aesthetic Music Therapy: A Music-Centered Approach. In M. Forinash (Ed.). Music Therapy Supervision, pp. 247–270. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Twenty-Nine

Young, L., & Aigen, K. (2010). Supervising the supervisor: The use of live music and identification of parallel processes. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37 (1),125–134.

 Music and Imagery

 Chapter Thirty

Bruscia, K. (1998). Reimaging Client Images: A Technique for Exploring Transference and Countertransference in Guided Imagery and Music. In. K Bruscia (Ed.), The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy, pp. 529–548. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Thirty-One

Bruscia, K. (1998). Reimaging Client Images: A Technique for Uncovering Projective Identification. In. K Bruscia (Ed.), The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy, pp. 549–560. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.

 Chapter Thirty-Two

Grocke, D. (2002). Re-imaging in GIM supervision. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 11(2), 178-181.

 Chapter Thirty-Three

Martenson-Blom, K. (2003-2004). Guided imagery and music in supervision: Applications of guided imagery and music (GIM) for supervision and professional development. Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery, 9, 97-118.

 Chapter Thirty-Four

Bonde, L. ). (2013) Music Listening, Imagery, and Metaphors in Music Therapy Supervision.