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Music Therapy Research: A showcase of 50 years of funding by the MTC

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Whitelands College

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Research Presentation by recipients of Music Therapy Charity grants. Tickets inc lunch, tea/coffee and closing reception with wine/soft dr.

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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for this forthcoming one-day conference showcasing music therapy research funded by the Music Therapy Charity over the past 50 years.

The conference is jointly organised by the Research Committee of the Music Therapy Charity and the new Centre for International Research in Arts and Play Therapies, University of Roehampton.

It is anticipated that delegates will include researchers, practitioners, students and interested parties of the Music Therapy Charity. The day will include keynote presentations, short presentations and posters given by past holders of Music Therapy Charity grants.


09.30 Registration, Coffee

10.00 Welcome:

Lady Caroline Borg, Governor of The Music Therapy Charity

Professor Anna Seymour, Director, Centre for International Research in Arts and Play Therapies, University of Roehampton

10.15 Professor Leslie Bunt: “Themes from music therapy research sponsored by The Music Therapy Charity: a review and some challenges.”

Chair: Professor Helen Odell-Miller

11.30 10 snapshots: 50 years of Music Therapy research

Chair: Tessa Watson, Head of Arts and Play Therapies, University of Roehampton

Professor Amelia Oldfield: “Music therapy with young children with autism and their families; looking back and looking forward, followed by a short video.”

Veronica Austin: “Towards a Consensus: A Meta Framework Approach. Assessing and Evaluating Music Therapy for Young People with Intellectual disabilities in UK special schools.”

Dr Claire Flower: “Music Therapy with Children and Parents: Practice as Ecology.”

Kate Jones: “Evaluating a theoretical framework for the use of Music Therapy in the treatment of Selective Mutism in Young Children: A Multiple Case Study.”

Dr Lisa Margetts: “This is special contact with the child.” Re-conceptualising relationships between classroom practitioners and children with complex needs through music therapy consultation.

Dr Panos Ntourntoufis: “Practical quantitative evaluation of music therapy with young adults with complex conditions.”

Dr Jonathan Pool: “Evaluating the Validity, Reliability and Clinical Utility of the Music therapy Sensory Instrument For Cognition, Consciousness and Awareness (MuSICCA).”

Dr Jo Tomlinson: “Music therapist collaboration with teaching assistants for facilitating verbal development in young children with special needs.”

Dr Stella Jean Dickinson: “Group cognitive analytic music therapy: a quasi-experimental feasibility study conducted in a high secure hospital.”

Dr Giorgos Tsiris: “Towards hybridity: researching spirituality in music therapy.”

13.00 Lunch, Poster Presentations

14.15 Dr Philippa Derrington: “Connecting with young people in music therapy: the value of practice-led research.”

Chair: Dr Carol Gregory

15.30 Tea

16.00 Professor Jörg Fachner: “Investigating moments of interest of the therapeutic relationship with social neuroscience methods in music therapy.”

Chair: Dr Rachel Darnley-Smith

17.00 Reception

Music performed by Crystal Luk, MA student at Guildhall School of Music and Drama

18.00 Close

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