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.

Your Instructor

Dr. Anita Swanson
Dr. Anita Swanson

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.


Earn CMTE/CPD credits quickly and easily!

Watch the tutorial to earn 1 credit then

earn 3 or more extra credits by completing

the bonus content activities.

"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

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I receive a certificate for completing the course?
Yes, you certainly do! Once you have watched all the tutorial video's then you'll automatically receive your certificate of completion from Music Therapy Online.

For music therapists from the US and Canada this tutorial covers the following CBMT domains:

A. Professional Development
1. 2. 3. 5.
B Professional Responsibilities

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