Online or On Campus
Places are awarded on a "first paid first serve" basis due to demand
25/7/2022 - 29/7/2022
Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
Our Summer School this year provides participants with the opportunity to experience an intensive 5 session experiential class, and involves direct experiential learning about the Music Therapy MA Programme at the University of Roehampton.
Over five days, this course will provide an insight into music therapy practice, introducing a wide range of subjects which will give the participant a comprehensive introduction to the profession of Music Therapy.
The course will also utilize case material to show work in a range of clinical settings, and will link these with the psychological theories which underpin clinical practice. An overview of the types of challenges affecting clients who benefit from music therapy will also be covered.
This Summer School will also introduce participants to improvisation techniques used in music therapy and encourage exploratory thinking about the emotional qualities of music.
As well as individuals seeking a preparation to apply for a place on a qualifying Music Therapy training, this Summer School will be of interest to musicians and composers working in any genre seeking to gain a degree of psychological insight into their work.
It will be useful to anyone wishing to find out more about training in this discipline as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment.
The course may be interesting to mental health professionals, teachers and social workers etc. interested in learning more about these unique and creative forms of therapy.
A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants who should therefore be prepared for a degree of personal disclosure, sharing and exploration.
Outcomes/What you will learn
Individuals will be encouraged to use the course as a platform for reflecting on their own experiences and expectations of music therapy as a career option, and will have the opportunity to share this with others.
An electronic certificate will be emailed on successful course completion.
On Campus Timetable
Afternoon Plenary Session
Afternoon Plenary Session
Tina qualified as an HCPC Registered Music Therapist in 2000, following a BA Hons in Social Psychology from Sussex University in 1992, and several years writing and performing her own music.Read More
She has extensive music therapy experience with children, young people, and adults with learning disabilities, autism, complex needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour.
This includes 7 years in the NHS for a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Child Development Centre in London, twelve years at a Special Needs School, two years in Elderly Mental Health, and one year in Adult Learning Disability Services.
Tina currently runs the the Belltree Music Therapy Centre in Brighton which she set up in 2008 alongside her clinical supervision practice and is a visiting lecturer on the MA Music Therapy course at Roehampton University. Her special area of interest is in voice work.
Mary-Clare Fearn is an experienced Music Therapist who has a broad range of experience working predominantly with children in the NHS and education.Read More
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.
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.