Annual Music Therapy Conference
Time & Location
About the event
Each year Key Changes runs a conference that is open to all music therapists, music therapy students, and those who wish to learn more about music therapy, either as a future career or for accessing on behalf of potential therapy recipients.
Conference 2020 was an online event for our Therapy Team and our new Trustee Board.
Conference 2021 is about resuming in-person while keeping it local & low-key. It's about coping with crisis - the crisis of COVID-19, the crisis of trauma.
We are very excited to be able to hold this event, again, and thrilled with the line-up we have presenting this year: our Key Note, Cathy Warner, our Patron Roderick Williams, music therapists Kate Jones and Beccy Read, recently qualified Ros Harpur and Chloe Parkes, and Debbie Mellors - our long-serving therapist retiring after over 20 years with Key Changes.
Key Changes therapists - will gather before the Conference, from 9.30am, for TEA / COFFEE and a chance to play together - in the Gilbert Room.
11am Delegates arrival time for REGISTRATION, COFFEE / TEA in the Main Hall
11.25 Conference Introduction, on film: Surviving COVID lockdown as a musician: Roderick Williams, Patron.
11.40 Trauma, trauma-informed practice and music therapy - Ros Harpur, music therapist
12.15 Case presentation - an ASD adolescent emerges from crisis: Beccy Read, Lead Co-ordinator
12.35 KEY NOTE PRESENTATION:
Music Therapy International Skill-Sharing in relationship to childhood trauma:
Dr Catherine Warner, programme leader, MA in Music Therapy, UWE
13.15 LUNCH – with live music from TANT - harp & tabla duo.
14.00 Case presentation – working with a 14 year old who had a complex home life situation and was refusing school: Chloe Parks, music therapist, qualified 2021.
14.30 Researching into Selective Mutism in young children: Kate Jones, music therapist Lambeth Music Therapy
15.10 Getting around COVID - a short and amusing description of dementia care “garden sessions”: Debbie Mellors, music therapist.
15.30 Closing play… ending by 4pm
Programmes will be provided, with presentation summaries and presenter biogs.
Directions, what to bring & COVID-19Main Hall
- FULL PRICE£50£500£0
- KEY CHANGES THERAPIST£30£300£0
- FREE - for particular roles...£0£00£0