Theory of Guided Imagery and Music

Subject 740-804 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 hours seminar lectures and discussions.
Total Time Commitment: 28 hours of seminar lectures and discussion.
Prerequisites: None
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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


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Subject Overview:

The therapeutic process-identifying issues; managing resistiveness, anger; vulnerability; transference and counter-transference; pathological conditions and contraindications; terminating a series of sessions.


On completion of this subject, students will have:

  • gained skill in identifying specific issues relating to pathological conditions (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive disorders)
  • gained knowledge of the stages of therapeutic process;
  • gained knowledge of advanced therapeutic skill in working with clients who are resistive, angry, vulnerable and/or depressed;
  • gained knowledge of transference and counter transference, and the role of supervision.

A case study related to stages and processes of therapeutic change (1500 words).

Prescribed Texts:

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV Washington. DC: 1994

Selected journal articles

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

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music

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