Dr Katrina McFerran - bibliography
- Baker, F., Wigram, T., Stott, D. & McFerran, K. (in-press). Therapeutic songwriting in music therapy: Who are the therapists, who are the clients, and why is songwriting used?, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.
- Baker, F., Wigram, T., Stott, D. & McFerran, K. (in-press). Songwriting methods across diverse clinical populations: Comparing the literature with practice, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.
- Lindenfelser, K., Grocke, D. & McFerran, K. (in-press). Bereaved Parents’ Experiences of Music Therapy with their Terminally Ill Child, Journal of Music Therapy.
- McFerran, K., Baker, F., Kildea, C., Patton, G. & Sawyer, S. (in-press). Avoiding conflict: What do adolescents with disordered eating say about their mothers in music therapy, British Journal of Music Therapy.
- McFerran, K. & Hunt, M. (2008). Learning from experiences in action: Music in schools to promote healthy coping with grief and loss, Educational Action Research, 16 (1), 43-54.
- O’Grady, L. & McFerran, K. (2007). Uniting the work of community musicians and music therapists through the health-care continuum: A grounded theory analysis, Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 18, 62-86.
- O’Grady, L. & McFerran, K. (2007). Community music therapy and its relationship to community music: Where does it end, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 16 (1), 14-26.
- Amadoru, S. & McFerran, K. (2007). The role of music therapy in children’s hospice: Both unique and necessary. European Journal of Palliative Care, 14 (3), 124-127.
- McFerran, K. & Stephenson, J. (2007). Music therapy in special education: Do we need more evidence? British Journal of Music Therapy, 20 (2), 121 – 128.
- McFerran, K. & Rickson, D. (2007). Music therapy in special education: Where are we now? Kairaranga: The New Zealand Journal of Education, 8 (1), 40-47.
- McFerran, K., Baker, F. Patton, G. & Sawyer, S. (2006). A retrospective lyrical analysis of songs written by adolescent girls with disordered eating. European Eating Disorders Review, 14 (6), 397-403.
- McFerran, K. & Wigram, T. (2005). Articulating the dynamics of music therapy group improvisations, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 14 (1), 33-46.
- McFerran, K. & Hogan, B. (2005). An overture: Initiating discussion on the role of music therapy in paediatric palliative care, Progress in Palliative Care, 13 (1), 7-9.
- McFerran, K. (2005). Using songs with groups of teenagers: How does it work?, Social Work with Groups, 27 (2), 4-12.
- Sheridan, J. & McFerran, K. (2004). Exploring the value of opportunities for choice and control in music therapy within a paediatric hospice setting, Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 15, 8-15.
- Edwards, J. & McFerran, K. (2004). Educating music therapy students about working with clients who have been sexually abused, The Arts in Psychotherapy, 31 (5), 335-348
- McFerran, K. & Sawyer, S.M. (2003). From recreation to creative expression: The essential features of an adolescent inpatient psychosocial support program, ANNALS: Journal of the Singaporean Medical Association (Special Issue on Adolescence), 32, 64-70.
- Daveson, B. & Skewes, K. (2002). A philosophical inquiry into the role of rhythm in music therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 29, 265-270.
- Skewes, K. & Wigram, A. (2002). A review of current practice in group music therapy improvisations. British Journal of Music Therapy, 16 (1), 46 - 55.
- Skewes, K. & Grocke, D.E. (2000) What does group music therapy offer to bereaved young people? A rounded approach to the grieving adolescent. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Loss and Grief, 3 (3), 54 – 61.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. & Grocke, D.E. (2000) What do grieving young people and music therapy have in common? Exploring the match between creativity and younger adolescents. European Journal of Palliative Care, 7 (6), 227 – 230.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. (2000) From the mouths of babes: The response of six younger, bereaved teenagers to the experience of psychodynamic group music therapy. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 11, 3 – 22.
- McFerran, K. (accepted). Quenching a desire for power: The role of music therapy for adolescents with behavioral disorders, in Educational Psychology: Cognition and Learning, Individual Differences and Motivation.
- McFerran, K. & Grocke, D. (2007). Understanding Music Therapy Experiences Through Interviewing: A phenomenological microanalysis. In T. Wosch & T.Wigram (Eds.), Microanalysis in Music Therapy, pp. 273-284. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London.
- McFerran, K. & O’Grady, L. (2006). Birthing Feminist Community Music Therapy: The Progeny of Community Music Therapy Practice and Feminist Therapy Theory. In S. Hadley (Ed.), Feminist Perspectives in Music Therapy, pp. 63-80. Barcelona Publishers: USA.
- Skewes, K. (2001). The experience of group music therapy for six bereaved adolescents. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Melbourne, Australia (642 pages).
- McFerran, K. (invited) Keynote Presentation: Gender, Age and Ethnicity in Music Therapy, 34th Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference, Brisbane, 20th September.
- McFerran, K. & Roberts, M. (accepted). Tipping the scales: fostering resilience in response to grief through participation in music therapy groups in a secondary school setting. 8th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Melbourne, July 16th.
- McFerran, K. (accepted). Multiple perspectives on the value of music therapy in special education, XII World Congress of Music Therapy, 'Music, Culture, Sound and Health', Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 24th, 2008.
- McFerran, K. (2008). Evidence based practice: Providing evidence for music therapy and intensive interaction, Intensive Interaction Conference, Brisbane, 23rd May.
- McFerran, K. & Grocke, D. (2007). Stepping into Research, Professional Development Seminar of the Australian Music Therapy Association, Melbourne, 19th October.
- McFerran, K. (2007). Yearning for respect: The importance of power in working with a young man with ADHD, 3rd National Conference for The Australian Music Therapy Association, Melbourne, 20th October.
- McFerran, K. (2006). Action Research and Musical Methodologies: A creative combination, 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference: Advances in Qualitative Methods. Surfers Paradise, July 14th.
- O’Grady, L., Hunt, M. & McFerran, K. (2006). Adolescents and music: Exploring the dangers and potential. 17th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals, Melbourne, 12th September.
- McFerran, K. (2006). Addressing Health Issues through Music Education. Dialogues and Differences Symposium: Artistic and Creative Education Conference, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne, 20th April.
- McFerran, K. (2005). Music, Adolescents & Parents: Findings from the field of eating disorders. 4th Annual Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, Melbourne, November 10th.
- McFerran, K. & Quayle, C. (2005). Musical pathways in palliative care. New Horizons: The 8th Australian Palliative Care Conference, Sydney, August 30th. Included in the CareSearch DataBase.
- McFerran, K. (2005). Music therapy in a children’s hospice: A Hip-hop tribute. 11th World Congress of Music Therapy, Brisbane, July 20th.
- McFerran, K. (2005). A lyric analysis of songs written by adolescent patients with disordered eating, 2nd Asia-Pacific Eating Disorders Congress, Melbourne, 28th April.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. & Maher, J. (2003). CHAT: A community based program to support young people who are disconnected from their peers. AMTA Inc. National Conference, Brisbane, July 26th.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. (2003). Active Methods for Working with Adolescents: A Comparison of improvisation and song writing. 4th Nordic Music Therapy Conference, Bergen, 21-25 May.
- Skewes, K. (2002). Musical Reflections: Improvisation in Groups. Bi-Annual Psychotherapy in Australia Conference, 7th July, 2002.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. (2002). Articulating the Dynamics of Music Therapy Group Improvisations, 10th World Congress of Music Therapy, 25th July, 2002.
- Skewes, K. (2002). Very Special Kids: Very special team. Australian Music Therapy Association Annual National Conference, Sydney, October 3rd
- Skewes, K. & Gore, F. (2001). Supporting Quality Care in the Family Unit: A Family Care Model. Learning to live: Bi-Annual Palliative Care Conference, Hobart, September.
- Skewes, K. (2001). Professional Supervision: The many ways to get it! Australian Music Therapy Association Annual National Conference, Melbourne, October.
- Skewes, K. (2000). A model for music therapy and family care in community based hospice. Palliative Care Victoria Annual Conference, July.
- Skewes, K. (2000). Listening to the music: A method for describing musical material generated in group improvisations. Australian Music Therapy Association Annual National Conference, Brisbane, August.
- Skewes, K. (1999). The experience of group music therapy for younger, bereaved adolescents. AMTA National Conference, Sydney, September.
- Skewes, K. (1998). The Use of Music Therapy in Grief and Loss Work with Adolescents, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies National Conference, Sydney, August.
- Skewes, K. (1998). Adolescence and Loss: Using music to bridge the gap, An Open Day Exploring Music Therapy in Australia, AMTA Inc., Sydney, October.
- Skewes, K. (1997). Music Therapy: The Sound of Life, The Australian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care 4th National Conference, Canberra, September.
- Skewes, K. & Thompson, G. (1997). Children and Music: A forum for communication, Australian Early Intervention Association Victorian Conference, Melbourne, July.
- McFerran, K., Hessell, G. & Amadoru, S. (2006). Perceptions of Music Therapy in an Australian Children’s Hospice, Linchpin: Association of Children’s Hospices, London, UK.
- McFerran, K. & Murphy, M. (2004). Exploring bereavement through creative expression within an Irish second level school: An action research project, Guideline: Newsletter of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Ireland, March.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. (2003). ‘I didn’t know I could do that’: Supporting vulnerable young people in the community, Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists Journal, Spring, 2 - 5.
- McFerran, K. (2003). Music touches very special kids, Australian Piano, Spring, 6-7.
- Skewes, K. (2000) Music therapy and bereaved teenagers: A natural combination. Music Alive, Spring.
- (in-press) Music Therapy Improvisation for Groups: Essential Leadership Competencies, written by Susan Gardstrom, British Journal of Music Therapy.
- (2008) Music therapy group work with special needs children: The evolving process, written by Barbara Goodman, Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 19, 95-97.
- (2005) Community music therapy, edited by Mercedes Pavlicevic and Gary Ansdell. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. Downloaded August 31st, 2005.
- (2004) Psychodynamic case studies in music therapy, edited by Susan Hadley. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 15, 84-86.
- (2002) Music therapy and group work: Sound company. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, November 26th.
- McFerran, K. (2005). A story of 549 music therapists and a question about where we are all going. Voices: A world forum for music therapy. Retrieved September 4, 2005
- McFerran, K. (2005). Dangerous Liaisons: Group work for adolescent girls who have anorexia nervosa. Downloaded 9th March, 2005.
- McFerran-Skewes, K. (2003). Contemplating the nature of Adolescent Group Improvisations
- Skewes, K. (2001). Do the IAPs predict meaning? Nordic Journal of Music Therapy Web Page, April 9th.
- McFerran, K. & Frydenburg, E. (2007). Coping strategies for Adolescents. Upclose Podcast Episode 10, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Transcript, Audio.
- Interviewed for Barclay, P. (11th May, 2007). Problem music. Australia Talks, Radio National.
- Interviewed for: Dubecki, L. (19th October, 2006). Modern Minstrel. Melbourne: The Age.
- Interviewed by Eldridge, Margaret. (2nd June, 2005). Music Therapy: Where To Now?, Life Matters, ABC National Radio.
- Press Release picked up by: (2nd June, 2005). Patients fine-tune recovery. Melbourne: MATP (Daily Telegraph).
- Press Release picked up by: (1st June, 2005). Anorexia girls find a voice. Melbourne: MX.
- Interviewed on: Carbonell, Rachel. (30th May, 2005). Song-writing provides anorexia breakthrough, The World Today, ABC News.
- Interviewed for: McDonald, Annabelle. (18th April, 2005). Music therapy `a waste of time' Sydney: The Australian
- Interviewed for: Robbins, T. (15th January, 2005). Music as a healing art. Melbourne: The Age.
- Interviewed for: Critchley, C. (20th July, 2002) Healing in harmony. Melbourne: Herald Sun.
Groupworx, Eastern Health 2007
- Clinical position utilising group song writing and improvisation with teenagers, Warringa Park School, 2006
- Clinical and research position utilising individual and group improvisation with children in special education. Very Special Kids, Children’s Hospice, 2001 - 2005
- Clinical position utilising improvisational and song writing methods, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, 1998 - 2003
- Clinical and research position utilising song writing, song sharing and some individual improvisation methods, Mercy Western Palliative Care, 1996 - 2001
- Clinical position working with child and adult clients using reminiscence, group improvisation and some song writing methods, St. Paul’s School for the Multiply Disabled - 1996 - 1999
- Clinical position utilising individual and group improvisation methods with infants, children and adolescents, Contract Based Group Work
- Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS). Ongoing song writing workshops with young people who are substance misusers and small scale qualitative investigation of outcomes
- Outreach Grief Services. Running workshops for young people focusing on creative strategies for coping with loss and grief. Also running Educational Workshops for professionals working with grieving teenagers and children.
- Canteen. Sibling Support and Patient weekends away. Workshop songs for communicating the experience of cancer and loss, as well as music improvisation for expressive purposes.
- Bendigo Centre of Loss and Grief. Running creative workshops for professionals working with young people in the community with a focus on music
- Connexions (Substance Abuse Support Service). Song writing workshops with a focus on addressing issues of loss and grief and their impact on ongoing addiction
- Footscray Student Village / Menzies College, LaTrobe University/ RMIT. Facilitating Grief and Loss Workshops utilizing music as a supportive method for exploring participants experience and developing learnings