A Qualitative Inquiry on Group Music and Imagery Experiences

그룹 음악과 심상 경험에 대한 질적 사례연구

  • 김지혜 (강원대학교 문화예술대학)
  • Received : 2020.11.05
  • Accepted : 2020.11.26
  • Published : 2020.11.30


This study aimed to investigate music and imagery (MI) experiences in group settings using a qualitative case study approach. For this purpose, a focus group interview was conducted with four professional music therapists, who participated in peer MI group sessions without a therapist. Data collected from the interview were analyzed by qualitative data analysis procedures. Results demonstrated that successful group music experiences in the early stages, such as sharing and selecting music together within the group or experiencing group support, leaded to developing trust towards music and the group in participants. Moreover, the trust built upon such basis was shown to facilitate expansions in emotional experiences, imageries, relational aspects, and music resources, which led to new personal insights. In addition, the participants recognized the supportive nature of the group played a role of encouraging participants to challenge new experiences during MI experiences. The results suggest that group as a therapeutic factor can promote expansive emotional experiences and insights. Furthermore, the findings may provide implications for music psychotherapy applications in group settings.

본 연구는 그룹 음악과 심상(Music and Imagery: MI) 경험을 심층 탐구하는 것을 목적으로 하며, 질적 사례연구방법을 이용하였다. 이를 위해 치료사가 배제된 동료 그룹 MI경험이 있는 전문 음악치료사 4명을 대상으로 포커스 그룹 면담을 실시하여 자료를 수집하고 질적 사례 자료분석 절차에 따라 분석하였다. 연구 결과, 참여자들은 그룹에서 음악을 공유하거나 선곡해보고, 지지감을 경험하는 초기의 성공적 그룹경험을 통해 그룹과 음악에 대한 신뢰감을 형성할 수 있었다. 이러한 신뢰감은 참여자들에게 새로운 통찰을 제공하는 확장된 음악, 정서, 심상, 관계적 경험으로 이어지는 기반이 된 것으로 나타났다. 또한, 참여자들에게 그룹의 지지적 특성이 MI경험에서 새로운 경험과 시도를 도전하도록 지지하는 역할을 한 것으로 인식되었다. 이 같은 연구결과는 MI경험에서 그룹이 더욱 확장된 정서와 통찰경험을 촉진하는 치료적 요인으로 작용할 수 있음을 시사하며, 나아가 음악심리치료 중재의 그룹 적용을 위한 적용점을 제시할 수 있을 것이다.



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