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Wed 8th January to Fri 10th January

Facilitated by Bob Heath and Jane Lings, therapeutic songwriting is an approach to creating songs to support individual and group expression. Drawing on a range of established therapeutic approaches and techniques this module will focus on the creation of narrative, lyric and original music within the therapeutic relationship. Songwriting can help strengthen and develop self-expression and individual or group identities and can be used with diverse populations such as adolescents and people approaching the end of life.

This module will equip music therapists, healthcare practitioners, psychotherapists, educators and community musicians with the skills 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 explores the philosophical and cultural history of songwriting and has a strong practical emphasis on musical practices and therapeutic skills. Applicants will be involved in gaining experience of facilitating songwriting during the module in their own practice setting or other contexts.

The course will have a highly creative focus, but will be tailored to individual experience.




8-10 January 2020

UWE Glenside campus BS16 1DD



7-8 February 2020

UWE Glenside campus BS16 1DD



Full CPD Master’s Module (15 credits) including practice portfolio and viva: £710

Classes only: £535

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To register please visit the main UWE Bristol website, then follow links to ‘CPD’ and find the module using the A-Z facility or click here:

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