Professional Practice in GIM

Subject 740-808 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 hours lectures/seminar discussion.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Theory and Practice of Guided Imagery and Music 1 and 2.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

Ethics; Standards or practice; Insurance and indemnity; Quality Assurance; Referral practices, terminating a series of sessions.


Participation in class discussion. Leading a one-day GIM workshop and written essay on the experience through self-reflection, responses of the participants, and what was learned from the experience.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Taylor (1995). The ethics of caring. Santa Cruz , CA., Hanford Mead

K. Bruscia and D. Grocke (Eds.) (2002). Guided Imagery and Music (GIM): The Bonny Method and Beyond. Gilsum , NH . Barcelona Publishers.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students will have gained:

  • knowledge and practise of ethics of GIM therapy;
  • knowledge of standards of practice;
  • knowledge of private practice issues relating to insurance, indemnity, quality assurance, referral procedures;
  • knowledge and practice in bringing GIM therapy to closure.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music

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