Learning outcomes

  • Advanced level training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) therapy
  • Understand, use and evaluate concepts and principles of the GIM method
  • Skilful knowledge of GIM music programs and an understanding of the effect of those programs on the well-being of clients

Course Description

Please note: There will be no intake for Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music in 2017. Information on future intakes will be available mid-2017.

Guided Imagery and Music is a form of music psychotherapy that uses music in conjunction with relaxation techniques, visualisation and active imagination to treat grief, stress, trauma, chronic illness and in palliative care.

This course provides advanced level training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) therapy. It is designed for music therapy graduates and professionals in allied fields.

The program is delivered through a series of eight weekend intensive seminars (four each year) in February, May, August and November. You complete eight subjects, comprising didactic teaching, seminars, group discussion, group consultations, and group experiential work. In the intervening months between seminars, you will be involved in client practice sessions, in supervised sessions, in reading and written assignment work.

The course is approved by the Music and Imagery Association Australia (MIAA) and the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) in the USA. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the MIAA, recognition as Fellows of AMI and potential recognition as clinical members of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). 

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