Special Issue 7 (1) 2015, “Music Therapy in Europe: Paths of Professional Development” – Article
Supervision during music therapy training: An interview with two Swedish supervisors
Supervision has been a significant part of the music therapy programme at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm since it commenced in 1981. Supervisors in Sweden are most often academically trained and in this paper I discuss perspectives on supervision as part of a learning process through an interview with two supervisors. Ingrid Hammarlund and Sören Oscarsson have been supervising students from the music therapy programme in Stockholm since the 1990s and I present their reflections and experiences regarding topics such as the role of the supervisor, the role of music, the group format and the development of a professional identity.
supervision; music therapy training programme; professional development
Rut Wallius is a music therapist who graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and a trained supervisor at the School of Communication and Education, Jönköping University. Her clinical experience ranges from work with children and families to adults within schools, social services and psychiatry. As a supervisor she is consulted by pedagogical staff, music therapists and staff within healthcare.