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BAMT AGM 2018

Saturday 29 September 2018 , 11.30am - 3.30pm

Venue: University of South Wales, City Campus, Newport, Gwent


You are warmly invited to attend this year’s AGM. A light lunch will be provided between 1pm – 2pm.

Your votes matter to us. You can download a copy of the voting/proxy form from this page, fill it and return via email  to info@bamt.org or post. If you cannot attend the meeting, please vote by appointing a proxy or returning your form to us before the AGM.

The AGM day will start with a debate on the following:

“This house believes that music therapists are the only professionals qualified to use commercial, recorded music as a health intervention”

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“This house believes that music therapists are the only professionals qualified to use commercial, recorded music as a health intervention”

Debate

As projects such as ‘Playlists for Life’, ‘Music for My Mind’, and many others encourage us to self-medicate with our music collection, there is a risk that the music environments individuals surround themselves with could be counterproductive and possibly harmful without the professional guidance of the music therapist, the only state registered musical health practitioner in the UK. Encapsulated songs can have developing and changing meanings for individuals, especially in times of stress or unwellness, and it’s this volatility that needs specialist monitoring and consideration. This problem can be exponentially amplified in group work settings. 

Speaking for the motion, Marianne Rizkallah’s musical training was in Popular and World Musics before training as a Music Therapist in 2012. Marianne is a BAMT trustee and a psychodynamically informed practitioner and have received further training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Tavistock.

Speaking against the motion, Alex Lupo s a busy practicing musician and has many years’ experience of working in the community, making music with a wide range of groups and individuals. Alex is also a Music Therapist, a graduate of the University of the West of England, Bristol and a therapist in the South West.