MI is a music-centred therapy method used to help clients develop and deepen the connection to their inner strengths and resources. The method involves the client in mark/art-making (or other expressive arts) whilst listening to music they have chosen with the therapist’s support, the music potentially of diverse traditions and genres. The therapy is intended to improve general wellbeing and support clients to cope with the challenges of everyday living and become more resilient. As an evidence-based method, SMI is suitable for short-term therapy (e.g. 6 sessions) that can be effectively delivered online as well as in person. SMI is both a systematic and a flexible, client-centred approach. It has a wide range of clinical application and can be used with individuals and groups, and with young people and adults. There is an emphasis on collaboration and on the empowerment of the client.
The comprehensive training covers all aspects of the delivery of SMI with an emphasis on experiential learning. Case presentation of work with children, adults and groups is included along with theory. Following the training seminar is a period of supervised client work before qualifying. The course is open to qualified music therapists and other mental health practitioners with a similar level of training and qualification.
Bookings and further information: https://www.integrativegim.org/copy-of-training-calendar