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Denise Grocke

Honorary
Client experience; therapist experience
Mental health
dementia
education of music therapists
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
music therapy
humans
music
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Prof

Denise Grocke

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Guided Music Imagery
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Prof

Denise Grocke

 

Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke completed her music therapy qualifications at Michigan State University, USA, and holds a Masters degree in Music Therapy, and a PhD in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), both from the University of Melbourne. She established the music therapy course at the University of Melbourne in 1978, and for 33 years was Head of Music Therapy.

From 1998-2012 she was Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit (NaMTRU) and co-founded the International Consortium of Music Therapy Research Universities in 2002. She was President of the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) from 1999-2002, having served three terms as Chair of the Commission of Education, Training and Registration. She co-founded the Australian Music Therapy Association in 1975, and served two terms as its President. Professor Grocke has worked as a music therapist with people who have mental illness, neurological disorders and those living with dementia. She is trained in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery in the U.S. She is editor of Guided Imagery and Music: The Bonny Method and Beyond 2nd edition (2019); Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and Music Imagery Methods for Individual and Group Therapy (2015; co-edited with Torben Moe); co-author of Receptive Methods in Music Therapy (2007) with Tony Wigram, and co-editor of Music Medicine 3 (1999) with Rosalie Rebollo Pratt. She has published widely on music therapy and GIM in refereed journals.Professor Grocke is a member of four editorial boards and an advisor to the PhD program at Aalborg University, Denmark, and a consultant to the New Zealand Society for Music Therapy.In 2012 she was presented with an Award of Merit, by the American Music Therapy Association, in recognition of service to the field of music therapy. In 2013 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Australian Music Therapy Association and in 2016 was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for services as a pioneering practitioner and research in music therapy and services to professional organisations.Melbourne Conservatorium of Music,Faculty of Fine Arts and Music University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3010.E-mail: d.grocke@unimelb.edu.auMob: 0402 579 819

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Officer of the Order of Australia


2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

Australian Music Therapy Association

2012

Award of Merit

American Music Therapy Association

1993

FAMI - Fellow of the Association of Music & Imagery


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Casual

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Fellow

Association for Music and Imagery (USA)

Registered Music Therapist

Australian Music Therapy Association

Education


Bachelor of Music

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Music

University of Melbourne

Master of Music

University of Melbourne

PhD

University of Melbourne