The Music and Imagery Association of Australia (MIAA) is an incorporated body under Consumer Affairs Victoria, Registration number: A0032180H. Our governance is informed by the Associations Incorporation Reform Regulations 2012 and we adhere to those rules.
The purposes of MIAA are to:
- Foster the growth and development of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and related practices involving Music and Imagery.
- Promote and organise training programmes in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and Music Imagery approaches.
- Promote and organise Professional Development in aspects related to the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and Music Imagery approaches.
- Promote and maintain professional standards of practice, and a code of ethical conduct.
- Promote all aspects of research into the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, and Music Imagery approaches.
- Promote exchange and communication with similar organisations in Australia and overseas.
The day to day decisions of MIAA are made by the Council, which comprises between 6-10 people. In 2020-2021 the positions are held by the following persons:
President: Professor Denise Grocke
Vice President: Dr Alison Short
Membership Secretary: Carolyn Van Dort
Minute Secretary: Gail Godfrey
Treasurer : Carolyn Van Dort
Council members: Anja Tanhane, Meredith Drinkell, Louise Terry Clark.
There are two Standing Committees: The Professional Practices Committee and the Education & Training Committee.
The Professional Practices Committee processes applications for Registration from persons who have completed an approved course of study in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and is responsible for monitoring standards of professional practice, ethical conduct and professional development. The 2020-2021 Committee comprises:
Chair: Louise Terry Clark
Committee members: Kay Kilham and Meran McKenzie
The Education and Training Committee oversees standards of education and training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in Australia and the requirements for approval of new education and training programs. It maintains standards of supervision and the training of trainers in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) programs in Australia.
The 2020-2021 Committee comprises:
Chair: Dr Alison Short
Committee members: Professor Denise Grocke, Florence Holligan and Carolyn Van Dort.