Music Therapy Methods 4

Subject 740-457 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three-hour practical class each week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Available on to music therapy students
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: 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 will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Prof Denise Grocke
Subject Overview:

Topics include Guided Music Imaging; introduction to the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music; psychoanalytic music therapy techniques for individual work; advanced verbal processing for individual work.


On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • implement inductions for relaxation and imagery · lead music and collage experiences;

  • demonstrate skill in vocal and improvisational methods (Priestley, ­Austin);

  • analyse the musical material of individual clients; and

  • demonstrate skill in psychoanalytic verbal processing of music therapy experiences with individual clients.


Practical test (20%); one 3000 word assignment (80%) due end of semester.

Prescribed Texts: Receptive Methods in Music Therapy (DE Grocke, T Wigram), Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007
The Dynamics of Music Psychotherapy (KE Bruscia), Barcelona Publishers, 2000
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music

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