I love being a member of Music Therapy New Zealand Council - being part of what's happening on a national level is so exciting, and so much has been happening! Looking forward to what's coming in 2018!
We met recently over a weekend, kindly hosted by Linda, Council chair, and Nolan, Council member, for some intense, fruitful strategic planning and a highly beneficial governance workshop with Tim Walker (www.timwalker.co.nz). Here you see us taking a quick but very yummy lunch break!
Many thanks to Spectrum Care for their support of their service users accessing Music Therapy. Since 2014 in various places at different times I have been providing individual and small group Music Therapy in West Auckland and on the North Shore. Maricor, a Spectrum Care Outcomes Broker, asked me to write about David's experiences - happy reading!
- Since I wrote this, David has joined a music therapy group, going from strength to strength!
(Just a reminder, any and all information and images of clients are shared with consent).
Contributing to this book really was a journey in itself. When I was invited by Claire, the music therapist I most want to be when I grow up, I began to consider what and how I might contribute. I started to think about what I had previously written about, and what I wanted to say next about my experiences as a music therapist. Read, digest and let me know what you think!
PS very exciting news - Jessica Kingsley Publishers are picking up our book!!!
As a registered music therapist, one inevitably and often contends with the quandry: I want to share and celebrate about the work, but the work is therapy - it works because it is private and about the confidential space and relationship between client and therapist.
So here I seek to share about the elements of the work I feel I can, and that which clients and their loved ones/carers have given consent for - with my thanks.
NZ Registered Music Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, co-creator, songbird, collaborator, advocate, lover-of-music.