Music Therapy Summer School

Our Summer School this year provides participants with the opportunity to experience an intensive 5 session experiential class within their chosen specialization. In addition we provide optional early evening sessions comprising of case studies and theory seminars. Our Summer School provides direct experiential learning about the Arts & Play Therapies MA Art  Programmes at the University of Roehampton. It is therefore of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about training in one of these disciplines as well as individuals wanting to explore their creativity in a unique environment. In addition this Summer School may be of interest 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.

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. 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. 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. 

Presented by

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 Roehampton University.

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.

Music Therapy Timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Music Therapy Music Therapy

Music Therapy Afternoon Plenary Session

Break 4.00 - 4.30pm


Lecture 4.30 - 5.30pm

Art, Imagination and the Unconscious - Case Studies Play Therapy Case Study Music Therapy in Neuro-rehabilitation : methods and casework Arts & Play Therapies MA & Training  

Grigorius Tzouras

David Le-Vay & Elise Cuschieri  Rosanne Tyas David Le-Vay & Elise Cuschieri  

Location and booking information

Date 23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Time 10:00am
Duration Five days
Price Early Bird £585 (£615 after April 27th 2018)
Payment Places are awarded on a "first paid, first serve" basis due to demand
Venue Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
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Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

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