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University of Roehampton

Music Therapy Summer School
July 29th-August 2nd 2019
Early Bird Fee: £585 (£615 if booked after April 26th)

Music Therapy Foundation Course
October 26th 2019 - March 21st 2020
Fee: £1150 (Can be paid in instalments by October 1st 2019)
To apply please see application form on the right.

Music Therapy Introductory Weekend
November 23rd – 24th 2019
Fee: £259

Nordoff Robbins Summer School 2019 

Join us for four full days of workshops and seminars for professional music therapists who wish to become familiar with the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy and integrate this into their work. 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.

Dates: Mon 22 July - Thurs 25 July 2019
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ
Cost: £300

For more details about the course and how to book, please see our Summer School leaflet and application form (attached) or visit the Nordoff Robbins website

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Introduction to Music Therapy Course

This weekend course is designed for anyone considering a career as a music therapist, offering an introduction to the unique music therapy teaching at the Guildhall School.  The course is delivered by tutors with wide-ranging experience in clinical and professional settings, via a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, case presentations and experiential learning.  Participants can expect to learn more about the psychodynamically-informed approach to music therapy that is taught at Guildhall School, and what a music therapist's career might look like.

Course Information
Dates:  Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st July 2019
Daily Schedule:  10am - 5pm
Course fee: £250

For more information and booking, please follow link below:

University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Integrative GIM Training Programme

Certificate in Supportive Music and Imagery (SMI)

29th August - 1st September 2019, 10am - 6pm (Thursday to Saturday), 10am – 4pm (Sunday)
Psychosynthesis Trust, 92-94 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 2TH

Course information
Supportive Music and Imagery (SMI) is part of the contemporary spectrum of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and Music and Imagery (MI) methods. SMI is intended to help clients focus on and develop a deeper connection to their inner strengths and resources through drawing, music listening and verbal processing. The method is suitable for use with a variety of populations, across age groups and in group settings. SMI can also be used for self-care by the therapist. 

The training will cover theory and practical application through didactic and experiential learning. Those who satisfactorily complete the practicum requirements and a post-practicum consolidation day will receive a certificate to practice SMI. Anyone wishing to undertake further training may then apply for the Diploma in Re-educative Music and Imagery (RMI), another relatively short training. In RMI a similar working method is adopted to help clients’ work on their emotional difficulties and related issues. An Advanced Diploma follows for those who wish to complete the full GIM training.

Dr. Sumi Paik-Maier, Europe’s leading SMI specialist, trainer, supervisor and researcher, will deliver the course. Dr. Paik-Maier taught SMI for 12 years alongside Dr. Lisa Summer, one of the world’s most respected GIM therapists who originally developed SMI and RMI. There is a growing body of research in SMI, and Dr. Paik-Maier is the first to have completed PhD research specifically in the method. She will be assisted by Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff, another experienced practitioner and supervisor who trained with and has assisted Dr. Summer’s trainings in the USA and China. 

Prerequisites for training
The certificate course in SMI is open to those qualified in music therapy, counselling, psychotherapy or similar, who have a minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience and are registered with a professional therapy organization or regulating body.

Practicum requirements
• Develop and categorise a pool of SMI music.
• Give and receive 6 SMI sessions with a training colleague.
• Deliver SMI to 2 clients, 6 sessions each.
• Intensive individual/small group supervision via video conferencing.
• Complete required reading.
• Complete case summaries and a self-reflective learning report.

Costs 4 day SMI Seminar (29/8 - 1/9) Early Bird £400 (before 30th June). Thereafter £450.
Supervision £450
Consolidation day £100

Early booking is advised as numbers will be limited. An application form and further information are available from or through contacting Martin Lawes at

Video’s about GIM, MI and training can be found at

The Integrative GIM Training Programme is endorsed by the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI). Those who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma in GIM and MI are eligible to become Fellows of AMI.

Benslow Music Course

Introduction to Music Therapy  - 1st to 3rd July 2019

Polly Bowler has tutored chamber courses at Benslow Music for over 10 years and now brings her expertise to this course which offers insight into the allied healthcare profession of music therapy.  A mixture of talks, experiential groups and practical workshops will aid participants' understanding of music therapy; its history; the theories that underpin it; the people it helps; and of improvisation, its predominant, musical tool.  The exploration of improvisation will potentially offer participants a fresh approach to their instrumental playing as so many musicians feel safest with a sheet of music in front of them.  Participants will need their own instruments.  Some small percussion will also be available.  Please note that the course is not providing participants with therapy, nor does it qualify participants to provide therapy as qualification requires training.

For further information and booking please click here