Supervision in Music Therapy
Getting started, getting confident, getting it right
Would you like to supervise music therapy students, colleagues or other professionals?
Maybe you're already supervising but want to make sure you're doing a good job?
You're in the right place!
We're here to help you become a great supervisor.
Clinical supervision is one of those roles that we can often just fall into, with little preparation or training.
But being a great supervisor takes time and skill.
Caring isn't enough.
Dr Anita Swanson has been a clinical supervisor for many years and is passionate about developing music therapists into confident and competent supervisors.
Join us for this fabulous tutorial providing everything you need to get started, build your confidence, and become a great music therapy supervisor.
Dr. Swanson is an Associate Professor of Music Therapy who is passionate about assisting future and current music therapists. She also enjoys promoting global music therapy connections. Dr. Swanson is now in her third term as a council member of the World Federation of Music Therapy and currently serves as Secretary.
Anita also has extensive clinical experience working with children and adolescents with ASD and with persons who have neurological disorders or traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Swanson’s research interests include communication (including Augmentative and Alternative Communication), interprofessional education and training, and music therapy and its development in different cultures.
Dr. Swanson frequently presents across the United States and internationally and has published in several journals including the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Music Therapy Today, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Australian Journal of Music Therapy, Music and Medicine, and International Journal of School and Educational Psychology. Her book Treatment Planning for Music Therapy Cases is available from Sarsen Publishing.
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Preview1. Introduction, overview & learning outcomes (4:40)
Start2. What is supervision? (8:57)
Start3. What makes an effective supervisor? (6:34)
Start4. The supervision relationship (5:18)
Start5. Contracts in supervision (5:04)
Start6. What to do in a supervision session (10:12)
Start7. Supervisees intellectual and ethical development (17:06)
Start8. What to avoid in supervision (6:59)
Start9. Summary & bonus content (3:29)
"As someone providing online supervision, I found Dr Anita Swanson’s tutorial a great refresher for my practice framework. The workbook provided opportunities to reflect on responsibilities within the supervisory relationship and how to provide what is needed for each individual. I found the inclusion of both theoretical and practical knowledge very helpful, and the key information was clearly summarised for future reference".
- Bronte Arns, Registered Music Therapist - Giant Steps
Frequently Asked Questions
For music therapists from the US and Canada this tutorial covers the following CBMT domains:
|IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES|
|A. Professional Development|
|1. 2. 3. 5.|
|B Professional Responsibilities|