Journal article

The transition to practice experience of five music therapy graduates

Cassandra Huixian Seah, Katrina Skewes McFerran

NORDIC JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | GRIEG ACADEMY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Entering clinical practice is both exciting and challenging. Little is known about new graduates’ experience of entering practice. This phenomenological study explored the lived experience of five new music therapy graduates in their transition from student to therapist, within the first six months of practice. Through purposeful criterion sampling, five participants were recruited from a recent graduate cohort of the Master of Music Therapy programme, from the University of Melbourne. Data were collected via in-depth Skype interviewing. The focus of inquiry was their experience of transition to practice. Interviews were audio-taped and transcribed, before analysing them inductively and recu..

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