1st Edition

Supervision of Music Therapy A Theoretical and Practical Handbook

Edited By Helen Odell-Miller, Eleanor Richards Copyright 2009
    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    Supervision of Music Therapy discusses the theoretical bases underlying approaches to supervision in music therapy, as well as focusing on the distinctive aspects of music therapy supervision from both clinical and conceptual perspectives.

    In this book, leading music therapy supervisors and researchers demonstrate how music therapy trainees and practising clinicians can be supported through supervision, allowing them to develop confidence and authenticity in their work. Contributors discuss supervision of clinical work with a variety of patients in a range of settings, from special education to forensic psychiatry, including work in schools, children’s services and a dedicated music therapy centre. A chapter on the academic supervision of music therapists undertaking doctoral research is provided, together with an overview of the history and continuing development of the field.

    Supervision of Music Therapy contributes to current debates about approaches to supervision in music therapy, and offers the reader fresh perspectives on the subject, making this a book of value to practising therapists, supervisors and students alike.

    Odell-Miller, Richards, Introduction. Odell-Miller, The History and Background of Supervision in Music Therapy. Richards, Whose Handicap? Issues Arising in the Supervision of Trainee Music Therapists in their First Experience of Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities. Pedersen, Music Therapy Supervision with Students and Professionals: The Use of Music and Analysis of Countertransference Experiences in the Triadic Field. Glyn, Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: Hatred of Triangulation in Music Therapy, and its Supervision in a Forensic Setting. John, Getting Better: Some Thoughts on the Growth of the Therapist. Odell-Miller, Krueckeberg, Music Therapy Supervision with Trainees in Adult Psychiatry. Brown, Supervision in Context: A Balancing Act. Oldfield, Supervision of Music Therapists Working with Children in Schools. Davies, Sloboda, Turbulence at the Boundary. Wigram, Supervision of PhD Doctoral Research.


    Helen Odell-Miller is Director of the MA in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, and a head music therapist and research specialist in the Arts Therapies Service in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Partnership Mental Health Trust.

    Eleanor Richards is a Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, and a senior music therapist in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Partnership Mental Health Trust.

    "This splendid series breaks new ground in its depth, breadth and scope, guided by Joy Schaverien's recognition that the time is right for a comprehensive, multi-faceted study of supervision in the arts psychotherapies. With each volume, the reader is invited to imagine, explore, and reflect on the expressive qualities of a particular art form in clinical supervision, turning special attention to art, music, dance, drama, and sandplay through contributions by leading experts from different parts of the world. These five volumes will make a lasting contribution as essential reading for supervisors and supervisees across the psychotherapies. The series also contributes toward a deeper understanding of the mentor-student relationship and the healing power of the arts." - Joan Chodorow