Date of Award
Master of Science in Music Therapy
Dr. Barbara Wheeler
This following research is a phenomenological inquiry exploring the role of empathy in the clinical work of music therapists. Three board-certified music therapists were interviewed about their personal and clinical experience with empathy, and the role empathy has played in their clinical work. Data are analyzed according to procedures associated with transcendental phenomenology methodology, and overall themes are discussed. Related literature is reviewed, and implications for future research in relation to this phenomenon are discussed.
Haviland, Jessica, "Exploring Empathy In Music Therapy" (2014). Theses & Dissertations. 16.