Journal article

Effects of professional music therapy supervision on clinical outcomes and therapist competency: a systematic review involving narrative synthesis

JD Kennelly, BA Daveson, FA Baker

Nordic Journal of Music Therapy | The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre | Published : 2015


The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre Supervision for music therapists is often regarded as useful for professional development, and for processing clinical and non-clinical issues, which arise from practice. However, little is known about the research evidence, which informs this practice and its links to improved professional competency and clinical outcomes. A narrative synthesis was conducted to map the types of supervision literature, identify corresponding research evidence and examine effective models of music therapy supervision. Relevant databases were searched and the authors identified a considerable body of literature relating to professional supervision (n = 48), with ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding support was provided to the author during the candidature (2009-2012) by the University of Queensland Research Scholarship Scheme.