The course will provide an overview of music therapy practice in the UK and follow the psychodynamic model as taught on the Roehampton University MA training. Classes will comprise interactive seminars on various aspects of practice and theory (1 – 1&1/4 hours), including video material, followed by workshop/experiential sessions. The workshop segment will introduce the elements of clinical improvisation, whilst the experiential portion will provide a direct experience of group music therapy, the balance between these two elements shifting to the experiential as the course progresses. Participants will be encouraged to keep a personal diary of the course, with particular emphasis on their psychological process in and via the experiential sessions. Reading will be suggested, whilst hand-out essential reading will be provided that anticipates the following week’s seminar topic. A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Music Therapists from a wide.
A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitiators and seminars given by visiting Music Therapists from a wide range of fields.One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held un October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022.
You will need to complete 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to recieve an electronic attendance certificate.
Please note that completion of the Music Therapy Foundation course does not guarantee a place on the MA Music Therapy programme at Roehampton University.
Suggested Reading List
The suggested reading list is available here.
Participants requesting to change groups.
Due to the design of the Arts & Play Therapies Foundation Courses being developmental and experiential, course participants cannot switch from their allocated on campus or online groups either before the course starts or once the course has commenced. The only exception to this will be where a delegate who has signed up to the on campus group has to move online for a COVID-19 related reason. The request for change must be made via e-mail to the CPD & Short Courses Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. Movement from online groups to on campus groups is not permitted.
Course timetable and dates
This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.