'The Presentation': an intensive arts-based rite of passage adapted for the training of Music Therapists

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dc.contributor.author Faire, Rosemary en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002447 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Faire Rosemary 2012, ''The Presentation': an intensive arts-based rite of passage adapted for the training of Music Therapists', Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, University of Bergen, vol. 12, no. 1, en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1504-1611 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19030
dc.description.abstract This paper is firstly a story, told by both my students and myself. It started with my question: can arts other than music be used by Music Therapy students to negotiate uncertainties which arise at the threshold of entering into their new therapist community? A rite of passage from Expressive Arts Therapy in Toronto and Switzerland was transplanted into an Australian Music Therapy course. What emerged was truly magical. The students began by asking themselves defining questions? where am I now?? where do I want to be? They let art-works emerge from their growing edges to provide sometimes surprising answers. They then formed small groups and allowed the art-works to interact to create a Presentation - a ritual day of exchanging art-gifts. Their written reflections help illustrate the story. They describe ?openness to possibilities?, ?unexpectedness?, ?like flying?, ?a healing process?, ?belonging?, ?reverence?. Afterwards, in my own reflections, I attempt to grapple with the significance of such experiences in which we enter, through art-making, into the realm of ?poiesis?. Are they vital to counterbalance the evidence-based approaches to knowing? What are the ramifications for an inquiry-based Music Therapy practice which values ?not-knowing?? Can we deepen our courage to dwell in the discomfort of not-knowing while knowing finds us? en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, University of Bergen en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title 'The Presentation': an intensive arts-based rite of passage adapted for the training of Music Therapists en_US
dc.parent Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Norway en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 15 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190408 en_US
dc.personcode 020101 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Music Therapy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords music, music therapy, creativity, creative therapy en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 020101 en_US


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