This post is our next in the new series of posts focused on music therapy and interdisciplinary work in end-of-life care. I’m bringing you my contribution as a music therapist who is also trained as a depth psychotherapist.
I decided to pursue doctoral work in depth psychotherapy because of my private practice. I had my bachelors and masters in music therapy, and I also had done post-grad training with Diane Austin, but I didn’t feel like any of these prepared me for the range and depth of material that emerged when I started working one-on-one with the group that is sometimes known as “the walking wounded,” people like all of us who are living life, negotiating relationships and meeting life’s responsibilities, but suffering deeply underneath. I have grown and changed immensely as a private practice psychotherapist from my depth coursework and supervision, but I feel that depth psychology has been a helpful contributor to my end-of-life music therapy work as well. Continue reading “Intersections of Depth Psychology and Music Therapy”