A comprehensive textbook detailing theory, practice, and research on Bonny's Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and the many variations that have evolved since its inception. Part One provides an overview of Bonny's method, and provides boundaries for comparing her method with related practices in music therapy and in other forms of psychotherapy employing imagery. Detailed information is also provided about her music programs. Part Two describes the many applications of GIM with children, adolescents, medical conditions, and psychological problems. Part Three explains how GIM can be practiced within various orientations, including Jungian, psychodynamic, Gestalt, and transpersonal theories. Part Four covers advancements to Bonny's method, including an approach to client assessment, a new method of group work, new music programs, and various methods of analyzing music programs. Part Five deals with theory and research on GIM. Four new theories are presented, and the qualitative and quantitative research literatures on GIM are surveyed. Part Six deals with ethics, training, supervision, and international advances in GIM. The Appendix provides the professional code of ethics for GIM, the play list for Music for the Imagination, and listings of all music programs developed by Bonny's followers.
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