Professional Practice in GIM

Subject MUSI90109 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

August, Parkville - 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: A total of 28 hours of lectures and seminar discussion.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Students must have completed the following subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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.


VCA and Music Student Centre
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tel: +61 3 9685 9322
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358

School of Music - Parkville
Conservatorium Building

Tel: +61 3 8344 5256
Fax: +61 3 8344 5346
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Subject Overview:

This subject covers the following topics: Ethics; Standards or practice; Insurance and indemnity; Quality Assurance; Referral practices, terminating a series of sessions.


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.

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:

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
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music

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