Author

Emily Sevcik

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Myers, Charles E. (Psychologist)

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

Music||Counseling Psychology||Music therapists||Counseling--Education (Higher)

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the factors that lead music therapists to pursue advanced education emphasizing professional counseling and perceptions towards different advanced degree options. Additionally, the professional practices and identity of dual-trained music therapists as counselors were described. A convenience sample was formed from music therapists who hold board certification and have completed a master's degree or higher. Music therapists who had completed a master's degree program that emphasized professional counseling were invited to complete an online survey. Results suggested that dual-trained music therapists retain their professional identity as a music therapist but potentially do not identify with board certification credentials. Verbal processing techniques were implemented more frequently than music therapy techniques within professional practices of dual-trained music therapists. Eligibility for licensures as a professional counselor was the most important factor in specific master's degree program choice.

Comments

Advisors: Charles E. Myers.||Committee members: Jennifer D. Jones; Jane E. Rheineck; Lee C. Rush; Jason M. Underwood.

Extent

117 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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