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Dissertations on GIM from Aalborg University


Aalborg University has a PhD program where music therapy clinicians from all over the world do research in diverse clinical areas. A number of dissertations/theses are on GIM-based or -related projects.

All dissertations can be downloaded - for free - from the homepage:

Below is a complete list of GIM-relevant theses, in alphabetical order:

  • Beck, Bolette (2012): Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) with adults on sick leave suffering from work-related stress – a mixed methods experimental study

  • Blom, Katarina Mårtenson (2014) Experiences of Transcendence and the Process of Surrender in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) - Development of New Understanding through Theories of Intersubjectivity and Change in Psychotherapy

  • Bonde, Lars Ole (2005): The Bonny Method of guided Imagery an Music (bmgim) with Cancer Survivors. A Psychological Study with focus on the Influence of BMGIM on Mood and Quality of Life.

  • Christensen, Erik (2012): Music Listening, Music Therapy, Phenomenology and Neuroscience

  • Maack,  Carola (2012): Outcomes and Processes of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and its Adaptations and Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy for Women with Complex PTSD

  • Moe, Torben (2001): Restituerende faktorer i gruppeterapi med psykiatriske patienter - baseret på en modifikation af Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).

  • Papanikolaou, Evangelia (2020) "Receptive music therapy in oncology: Guided Imagery and Music during the course of active treatment for breast and gynecologic cancer. A two-part preliminary investigation"

  • Story, Kristin Maya (2018): Guided Imagery and Music with Military Women and Trauma: A Continuum Approach to Music and Healing

  • Summer, Lisa (2009): Client Perspectives on the Music in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)

  • Wärja, Margareta (2018): Arts-based Psychotherapy for Women Recovering from Gynecological Cancer: A randomized trial evaluating the effects on psychological outcomes

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