Professional Supervision as Storied Experience: Narrative Analysis Findings for Australian-Based Registered Music Therapists
Jeanette D Kennelly, Felicity A Baker, Barbara A Daveson
JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Limited research exists to inform a music therapist's supervision story from their pre-professional training to their practice as a professional. Evidence is needed to understand the complex nature of supervision experiences and their impact on professional practice. OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study explored the supervisory experiences of Australian-based Registered Music Therapists, according to the: 1) themes that characterize their experiences, 2) influences of the supervisor's professional background, 3) outcomes of supervision, and 4) roles of the employer, the professional music therapy association, and the university in supervision standards and practice. METHODS: Seven p..View full abstract
Funding support was provided to the first author during her doctoral candidacy (2009-2012) by the University of Queensland Research Scholarship Scheme.