Forms of Reflexivity in Music Therapy: An Anthology

  • Author: Bruscia, Kenneth E.
  • E-ISBN: 9781937440725

A collection of the author's writings on the various forms of self-awareness that he has advocated for music therapy practice, research, and education—from the inevitability of “countertransference” in clinical work to the advantages of different "modes of consciousness" and "fluidity" in ensuring self-aware practice, and from the need for “authenticity” in practice, theory, and research to the importance of “self-inquiry”and “reflexivity” in all professional endeavors, and the benefits of “self-experiences” in the education and training of music therapists.


Preface: Looking Through a Keyhole

Part One: Reflexive Practices

1 – Introduction to Countertransference
2 – The Signs of Countertransference
3 – Techniques for Uncovering and Working with Countertransference
4 – Authenticity in Music Therapy Practice
5 – The [Authentic] Role of Power in Music Therapy
6 – Modes of Consciousness in Music Therapy
7 – Reimaging Client Images: A Technique for Exploring Transference and Countertransference in Guided Imagery and Music
8 - Fluidity
9 – Music Therapy: A Reflexive Process

Part Two: Reflexive and First-Person Research

10 – The Personal and Interpersonal Nature of Qualitative Research
11 -  Steps in the Process of Doing Qualitative Research
12 – The Human Side of Doing Qualitative Music Therapy Research
13 – Authenticity in Qualitative Research
14 – First Person Research
15 – A Collaborative Heuristic Analysis of Imagery-M: A Classical Music Program in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM).

Part Three: Reflexive Teaching

16 – Self-Experiences in the Pedagogy of Music Therapy
17 – Experiential Learning in a Classroom Setting