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GIM Level III

Level III: Clinical Specialization Program or Specialized Creativity Track

The Level III is an in-depth study and practice of GIM and can be completed in two years. The student is assigned an advisor that serves as their mentor for the program. Upon completion of the Level III program, students can apply to become Fellows of the Association for Music and Imagery. The following are the core training modules of the Level III program. Each are offered approximately once a year.

Contact Erin by email or phone for further information or to register for this program.

Advanced Clinical Techniques

Three day intensive

This module highlights the clinical issues that are addressed by advanced music programs. These clinical issues include anxiety and panic disorders, depression and other mood disorders, addictions, and trauma and PTSD.

What You Will Learn:
* Advanced guiding interventions, with special emphasis on music interventions
* Clinical application of GIM for client issues including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, addictions, anger
* Application of GIM with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group work
* Non-clinical application of GIM for creativity, personal growth, career exploration
* How to use the ten advanced music programs to address various client issues
* Indications and contraindications of GIM for individual and group work
* Increased skill in conducting initial client interview, assessing readiness for GIM

Myth and Archetype

Four day intensive

This module focuses on Jungian archetypes and the Archetypal Psychology theory of Carol Pearson. The participants have the opportunity to discover how music evokes various archetypes and how to use these archetypes in therapeutic practice. Emphasis is also placed on the therapeutic power of myth as identified by Joseph Campbell and others.

What You Will Learn:
* The role of myth and archetype in various cultures and the relevance for GIM
* Understand and work with Pearson’s archetypal psychology and Heroic Myth Index
* Increase familiarity with Jung and the seven major archetypes in his work
* Relevance of myth and archetype for clinical populations and for creativity/personal growth
* How to use the three myth and archetype music programs in your work
* The use of ritual and ceremony to support client life transitions

Music and the Psyche

Weekend seminar

This module appeals whether or not participants are musicians. In this training the musical elements most conducive for this method are identified and discussed in greater detail than in other modules. In addition, focus is placed on the participant’s furthering of their relationship with music as co-therapist.

What You Will Learn:
* Greater appreciation for music as co-therapist to address client issues
* Increased understanding of fundamental concepts of music, musical forms
* Use of music as homeopathic remedy
* How to analyze music programs for use in GIM
* Improved proficiency with music interventions

Music and the Transpersonal

Four day intensive

Emphasis is on the expanded states of consciousness evoked by certain music programs. We will explore the theories of consciousness as highlighted by Stan Grof, Ken Wilbur, John Welwood, Carl Jung, Robert Johnson, and others.

What You Will Learn:
* Key elements of Transpersonal Psychology and states of consciousness research
* The relevance of the work of Jung, Johnson, Wilbur and Grof to GIM
* Identifying and working with spiritual/transpersonal imagery and symbology
* Supervised practice sessions in guiding transpersonal imagery
* How music can be a transmitter of spiritual or transpersonal/expanded states of consciousness
* Identifying client readiness for using GIM for transpersonal exploration
* How to use the three transpersonal music programs in your work

Supervision Module

Weekend workshop

The focus for the two modules is on receiving supervision on proficiency in conducting the client interview, selecting music to match the client’s intention, providing an appropriate relaxation induction, utilizing effective interactive guiding interventions, assessing the client’s imagery experience, and providing a beneficial post-music session processing experience.

What You Will Learn:
* Increased proficiency in identifying client issues and intention and choosing music
* Increased proficiency in conducting relaxation inductions to match client issues
* Increased proficiency in advanced guiding interventions with supervised practice
* Increased proficiency in GIM post-session processing techniques to identify key themes

The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: Level III – Clinical Specialization Program

Successful completion of Level II, application form and fee is required for entry into Level III.
Tuition, facilities fee, refreshments and materials for each of the modules is listed below
Lodging and meals: Determined depending on location (approximately $100/day)

Training Dates:

Myth and Archetype
May 2-6, 2018
Cost for tuition and materials ~ $600

Supervision Module
Dates in 2018 to be announced
Cost for tuition and materials ~ $300

Music and the Psyche (formerly Fundamentals of Music)
Dates in 2018 to be announced
Cost for tuition and materials ~ $350

Music and the Transpersonal
Dates in 2018 to be announced
Cost for tuition and materials ~ $600

Advanced Clinical
Dates in 2018 to be announced
Cost for tuition and materials ~ $500