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University of Roehampton

Music Therapy Summer School

August 8th - 12th 2017

Music Therapy Foundation Course (application download on this page)

October 28th 2017 -  March 24th 2018

Nordoff Robbins Summer School 2017

This year’s Nordoff Robbins Summer School will take place from Monday 24th – Thursday 28th July 2017. The Summer School offers qualified, working music therapists approaches to listening, making music, and evaluation, through practical workshops, insights into the Nordoff Robbins approach, and examining your own work within this perspective. For further details and to book a place please follow this link:


The music therapy department at the University of the West of England are delighted to announce an alternative progress route to Masters; the MA Therapeutic Music Studies. This 60 credit route emphasises development in practice and incorporates three new CPD modules or a combination of a selection of these and pre-existing research modules. It is possible for music therapists holding a PGDip in Music Therapy to progress to Masters over the course of 1, 2 or 3 years. This Master’s route does not lead to HCPC accreditation: rather it is available to those who are already registered with the HCPC.


These modules are also available as ‘stand-alone’ for any music therapist wishing to develop their practice and formalise their Continuing Professional Development.

All course days will take place at Glenside Campus, UWE Bristol, BS16 1DD.

Days will normally run between 10am and 4pm.

The new CPD modules are as follows:

Supervision Training for Music Therapists

Module code: USPKJD-30-M - 30 credits

For progression to MA Therapeutic Music Studies or as a ‘stand alone’ CPD module

This is for qualified music therapists only. Applicants must have access to a supervisee during the module run; this could be a music therapy student, a music therapist in practice or in exceptional cases, another healthcare professional. Following an intensive three days of seminars, trainees meet monthly on Fridays for theoretical and practical exploration in the morning, small group supervision on supervision in the afternoon, and final improvisation. The emphasis in the training is on the use of music within the supervision process. The theoretical underpinning is integrative incorporating arts-based approaches and established psychodynamic principles of supervision, including the practice of Balint groups. This course will only run if there is sufficient interest, given the imminent start date, and applicants are encouraged to register interest as soon as possible. A further module run is planned in September 2016 spread over a year.

Lecturers/supervisors: Cathy Warner, Jane Lings & Leslie Bunt


Introduction               January 5-7 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Fridays                       Feb 5, Mar 4, May 20, June 10

Vivas                          July 14 or 15

Module Cost     £1238 for 2015-16


Therapeutic Songwriting

Module code: USPKJC-15-M - 15 credits

For progression to MA Therapeutic Music Studies or as a ‘stand alone’ CPD module

This module will allow music therapists, healthcare practitioners, psychotherapists, educators and community musicians to incorporate songwriting approaches within their own practice. The facilitators have a proven track record in clinical songwriting practice as music therapists and as educators in this field. The course provides a philosophical and cultural history of songwriting, with a strong practical emphasis on the musical practices, therapeutic skills, and recording techniques. Applicants will be involved in gaining experience of facilitating songwriting during the module in their own practice setting or other contexts.

Lecturers: Bob Heath & Jane Lings

Dates                           Feb 3-4 (Wed & Thurs)

    April 7 (Thurs)

    May 26 (Thurs)

Vivas                            20 or 21 July

Module cost                £619 for 2015-16


Introduction to Guided Imagery using Music

Module code: USPKJE-15-M -15 credits

For progression to MA Therapeutic Music Studies or as a ‘stand alone’ CPD module. This module leads to Level I in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

This module will allow music therapists, healthcare practitioners, psychotherapists, educators and community musicians to incorporate receptive listening approaches within their own practice.  It involves the content of the first level of a Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music training (see Although it does not equip students to practise the Bonny Method of GIM in full, for which further levels of training are required, the module does stand alone as a complete learning experience.

The course will involve an introductory day, followed by an intensive 4-day workshop that makes up the required hours for the GIM Level I but in addition providing formal assessments in the form of a written reflective account and viva presentation. The course will be led by Leslie Bunt who is a Primary Trainer and practitioner in the Bonny Method of GIM. Helen is also a qualified GIM practitioner.

Lecturers: Leslie Bunt & Helen Mason

Introduction               April 29

Intensive course        May 11-15 

Vivas                          May 27

Module cost              £619 for 2015-16

Application and further details 

For further details and inquiries please contact Cathy Warner on

Application will be possible via the main UWE website. Search for ‘’ then follow these links: Courses at UWE Bristol: Professional and Short Courses: Health; Course Timetable; Fees, funding and how to apply.

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