Guided Imagery and Music Practice 1

Subject MUSI90103 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

February, 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: 28 hours seminar lectures and discussion.
Total Time Commitment:

28 hours of seminar lectures and discussion.





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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.



Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352) International +(61 3) 9035 5511

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
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Subject Overview:

Setting up the therapeutic session; identifying key issues; inductions; overview of guiding skills; types of imagery; transcript skills; states of consciousness; assessment and screening; contraindications of the method; the structure and dynamics of a series of sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students will have:

  • Revised key procedures in conducting GIM sessions;
  • Gained an understanding of appropriate screening procedures for accepting clients into therapy;
  • Gained an understanding of contraindications of GIM therapy (clients unsuited for this therapy);
  • Gained knowledge of the dynamics of long term GIM therapy.

A paper of 1,500 words related to case material.

Prescribed Texts:

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

Bonny, H. (2002) Music and Consciousness. 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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