Places are awarded on a "first paid first serve" basis due to demand
19/11/2022 - 20/11/2022
Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
During the course, the programme tutor will introduce the theory and practice of music therapy. There will also be practical improvisation sessions, the nature of which will be discussed and agreed by the group. Group dynamics and personal issues may be explored and discussed as appropriate to the needs of the participants.
The programme does not set out to impart particular skills and attendance does not imply a qualification to practice. It is hoped that those who attend will gain a thorough introduction to the work of the music therapist, and to the benefits that music therapy can bring to a variety of adult and children with special needs and disabilities. Those who attend may also find the course a useful preparation to making an application for the MA in Music Therapy.
This weekend will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about music therapy. It details how music therapists work in a variety of different settings. It will be beneficial to those wishing to satisfy curiosity, and also enable those who may wish to consider training as a music therapist to reflect on their motivations and skills.
Participants will be expected to engage in small group discussions and there are several practical sessions during the weekend where participants will be encouraged to explore and play a wide range of percussion instruments. Comfortable clothing should be worn and participants can bring their own instruments if they wish.
This weekend will provide an introduction to music therapy, specifically the approach taught on the post graduate MA course at the University of Roehampton. It is very useful for anyone wishing to undertake a career in music therapy and for those who would like to find out more about what is actually involved in practice. A certificate of attendance will be available at the end of the weekend.
Darnley-Smith, R. and Patey, H (2004) Music Therapy, London: Sage Publications.
Bunt, L. and Hoskyns, S. (Eds) (2002) The Handbook of Music Therapy, London: Routledge (NB a new edition of this book is planned for 2018)
Pavlicevic, M (1999) Music Therapy: Intimate Notes, London: JKP
Edwards, J. (2016) Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, Oxford: OUP
Levinge, A. (2015) The Music of Being. Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations, London: JKP
Oldfield, A, Tomlinson, J and Loombe, D (Eds) (2015) Flute, Accordion or Clarinet? Using the characteristics of our instruments in Music Therapy, London: JKP
Sobey, K. and Woodcock, J (1999) ‘Psychodynamic Music Therapy. Considerations in Training, in Cattanach, A. (Ed) Process in the Arts Therapies, London; Jessica Kingsley Publisher
Saturday 19 November
Tessa Watson is a music therapist and music therapy trainer with over 20 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She qualified from Roehampton in 1990, and is currently course Convenor of the MA in Music Therapy.Read More
Tessa’s clinical experience has been varied, including work with the elderly, in forensic mental health, and with young people and adults with learning disabilities.
Her current clinical work is with adults with learning disabilities in a joint health and social services community team, where she manages a team of arts therapists and works closely with other professionals.
Sunday 20 November
Mary-Clare Fearn is an experienced Music Therapist who has a broad range of experience working predominantly with children in the NHS and education. She has for many years been involved in training at introductory and MA level, and following her relocation to Dorset, continues to provide training for the University of Roehampton.Read More
Since qualifying as a Music Therapist from Roehampton in 1990, Mary-Clare has gained extensive experience of working with adults and children who have a wide range of learning, emotional and physical disabilities. She enjoys working with students and has run introduction to music therapy courses and training days for a number of different organisations.
She is a registered supervisor with the British Association of Music Therapists and part of her practice is supervising other music therapists. She is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.