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Special Music Therapy Courses

2014 Music Therapy Institute:

MUSIC & IMAGERY (MI): Applications in a Medical Setting

Dr. Maria Montserrat Gimeno, Ed.D., MT-BC, FAMI Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Program State University of New York at New Paltz

May 29, 30, 31 & June 1, 2014
MUS593-01 — 2 graduate credits

  • Learn how to use Music & Imagery (MI), an adaptation of the Bonny Method of GIM, with children and adults in a medical setting.
  • Learn to provide immediate intervention to help patients connect with inner resources to relieve pain and anxiety.
  • Understand the framework for using patients’ own stories to create on-the-spot inductions for relaxation.

This course focuses on the Music and Imagery (MI) technique and its applications in the medical setting with pediatric and adult patients. Assessment, treatment goals, and procedures for patients will be presented. Students will develop music therapy scripts for relaxation to reduce anxiety indicators and to increase desired behaviors. The use of imagery will be based on patient self-report for relaxation. Examples will be provided to understand using different applications according to the developmental stage of the patient. Students will have the opportunity for an experiential exercise.