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Jackie Robarts on symbolic play: 28th November

SMTT was delighted to host Jackie Robarts to run a one day workshop in November 2015. Therapists from across the country came to attend the day, which focused on symbolic play in music therapy, working with themes metaphors and narratives

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Lothians art therapies clinical network

Date: Friday 5 June 2015
- Time: 10am-4pm
- Location: Walpole Hall, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh

An opportunity for arts therapists across the Lothians to come together to network and look at ways of working strategically together. Find out more details here

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SMTT social: 18th June, Edinburgh

We had a great get together in June to mark the start of Music Therapy Week, with drinks followed by an improvisation to finish the evening. We even had other arts therapists represented!

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Vocal workshop: Mon 16 March 2015

We had a great workshop with music therapist and vocalist Harley Loudon in March 2015. A group of music therapists and other musicians gathered to explore using our voices in a powerful and stimulating evening. We travelled the world exploring

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Adam Ockelford inspires on autism

October 2014 saw Professor Adam Ockelford give a thought-provoking lecture to the SMTT about autism and music. He discussed how people with autism may process music and language differently to the wider population, and provided practical examples drawing on his work with

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Pete Vilk – percussion workshop

Pete Vilk facilitated a memorable and inspiring workshop for the SMTT in February 2014.  Pete  is a highly experienced drummer, percussionist, sound designer, music producer, music workshop leader and creative collaborator on a wide variety of music projects. It was an

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New course leader gives lecture

In December 2013, SMTT was joined by Philippa Derrington, the new music therapy course leader at Queen Margaret University. Philippa spoke to a packed room about her three-year research project on the benefits of music therapy for young people with

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Music and sensory therapy with clients with PMLD

Music therapist Tessa Watson gave a presentation to the SMTT in June 2013 about her work with adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities within a music and sensory therapy group. Tessa works for the NHS in London and is

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Trauma and learning disabilities – Valerie Sinason

November 2012 saw psychotherapist Valerie Sinason from the Tavistock Clinic speak to a packed room of arts therapists and professionals working with people with learning disabilities or who have experienced trauma. Her theme was “The Language of Trauma, With or

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