Special Issue 7 (1) 2015, “Music Therapy in Europe: Paths of Professional Development” – Article
Supervisor training: An integration of professional supervision and the use of artistic media
Inge Nygaard Pedersen
This article fills a gap in knowledge about supervisor training programmes in the field of music therapy in Europe. Sparse research exists which demonstrates evidence of effective professional supervision upon the outcome of music therapy clinical practice. The article has its focus on the experience of an integrated supervisor training programme offered in Aalborg, Denmark in 2009/2010. In this programme general issues of professional supervision and the application of artistic media as a core element in the supervisory process were integrated. It is the hope of the author that this article will inspire other music therapists to develop supervisor training programmes for professional music therapists and also to undertake further research into professional supervision.
supervision; music therapy; artistic media; professional supervision; supervisor training programme
Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark. MA Music Science (1981), Diploma Music Therapist (Herdecke, 1980), GIM Fellow (2004). Approved Supervisor (2010). Held the first position at the music therapy programme at Aalborg University, 1981. Head of study 1981-1995. Head of Music Therapy Research Clinic at Aalborg University Hospital, Psychiatry since 1995. Published comprehensively about music therapy in psychiatry, music therapy supervision, music therapy training elements. Current research projects: music therapy for schizophrenia, negative symptoms, music therapy (sound pillow) for patients suffering from depression and heavy sleeping problems.