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In this podcast series, Luke Annesley talks to music therapists and others about music therapy and related topics. 

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Topics: Mental Health, Charities and Community
Interviewed by Luke Annesley
Episode 31
Topics: Dementia
Luke and Sarah consider the overlaps between Playlist for Life and the work of music therapists, including exploring concepts such as 'musical relationship' and 'musical identity' as they relate to the processes of working with a person on their playlist. They also discuss whether playlists are dependent on technology such as iPods and music streaming, and whether they are necessarily an interactive or receptive intervention.
Episode 30
Topics: Supervision
In podcast 30, Cathy Warner has a conversation with Luke about music therapy clinical supervision.
Episode 29
Topics: Music Therapy in General, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Palliative Care
In Episode 29. Luke talks to music therapist and GIM practitioner/trainer Martin Lawes. Martin qualified as a music therapist in 1999. Since then his work has been in special needs education, in adult mental health (including eating disorders, acute and forensic psychiatry) and in palliative care. He is a BAMT registered supervisor and has been visiting lecturer on several of the music therapy MA trainings
Episode 28
Topics: Music Therapy in General
In episode 28, Luke talks to Dr Simon Procter. Luke and Simon talk about the craft of music therapy, differing theoretical stances, how musical cultural background relates to the work, and whether Simon is, as Gary Ansdell claims, a 'contrarian'.
Episode 27
Topics: Improvisation, Performing
In Episode 27, Luke talks to free improvising trombone player, educator and music therapist Sarah Gail Brand.
Episode 26
Topics: Music Therapy in General, Training
In this interview Pauline talks about her own experiences of training, with particular reference to Sybil Beresford-Peirse and Clive Robbins. There’s also some discussion on what it might mean, from her perspective, to be a music-centred music therapist, and on the evolution of music therapy in the UK, with tributes paid to the various pioneers identified by Pauline, who have contributed so much to the profession.
Episode 25
Topics: Mental Health
In this interview, Philippa talks about her music therapy work with adolescents at a social inclusion centre, attached to a mainstream secondary school. Although the work was primarily with young people in the centre, which became The Centre School in 2009 – a school for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs – she developed provision to a full time music therapy post and worked with students across both the mainstream and special schools. Press coverage of this work featured in The Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.
Episode 24
Topics: Song Writing
Luke speaks to Jane and Bob about their approach to therapeutic songwriting, including their own processes of incorporating these techniques into their music therapy practice. Why did this seem, initially, an unusual, even controversial, way of working, and why does songwriting continue to be somewhat neglected in music therapy practice?
Episode 23
Topics: Music Therapy in General, Research
Luke talks to Joy about her work with adoption and how this relates to her own life experiences, her development as a music therapist, and her current PhD research.