Monday, February 1, 2010

A Music Therapy Information Event for Professionals and Parents

A presentation about Music Therapy intervention at Early Years Children Centres

Key Speaker: Amalia Brightman MA Music Therapy

10 February 2010, 4.30-5.30pm

Venue: Chalkhill Community Centre (113 Chalkhill Road, Wembley, London, HA9 9FX)


Early Years Children Centre - Music Therapy Intervention


Early Years Multi Disciplinary Teams are learning to work and train together to support SEAL and personal growth. Dealing with children from birth to 5 years from diverse backgrounds and cultures and with differential learning needs remains a challenge. This case study presentation illustrates music therapy intervention in the context of an Early Years Children Centre, working collaboratively with Early Years Practitioners, parents and Early Learning Support Assistants.

I will be using a PowerPoint Presentation including video extracts from the sessions. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with 10-15 minutes for questions at the end.

Amalia Brightman, Music Therapist, MA Music Therapy in special education.

"Trained as a pianist at the Paris Conservatoire, I continued my musical studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London receiving a Music Degree in 1977. In 1996 I qualified as a music therapist and in 1998 I completed an MA in Developmental Music Therapy in Special Education. I am a State Registered Arts Therapist (HPC Registration No AS00178). Over the past twelve years I have worked as a senior music therapist for a community charity project in the Borough of Ealing in Children Centres, Primary and Secondary Special Schools and Language Base Units mainly with children with Developmental Delay, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Emotional/Behavioral and Attachment issues. I currently work in collaboration with Educational Social Workers, Speech & Language, Occupational Therapists and Post Adoption Agencies, integrating Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Theraplay and Expressive Arts Therapy. I am a tutor at Terapia, Children and Adolescents Counseling Training Course." / tel: 07939 443687