Music Therapy

This section is for discussion relating to the Layard report, and subsequent schemes like Improving Access to Psychological Therapies where lower intensity inteventions are offered in primary care
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Music Therapy

Post by butterflyfingers » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:40 pm

Hi guys. I'm a Psychology graduate, I'm also a pianist. I currently work in an IAPT service, not as a PWP, but as a Employment Support Worker. I would like to go into CBT as a PWP, and then go into Music Therapy (I also think it will be great having a therapy background before going into Music Therapy).

I know how to apply and everything when I get to that stage, but I just wondered if anybody here has ever applied, or been a Music Therapist before? Or knows anyone who ever was and how they found it?

It'd be interested to know how you/they found being a Music therapist, studying the course, your journey beforehand, as well as the different opportunities (if any) being a Music therapist offers...


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Re: Music Therapy

Post by maggie83 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:08 am

Hi Butterfly Fingers

I'm starting training in Music Therapy next month ...So I can't comment on what it's like being a trainee yet, but my journey prior to now was psych BSc and support work, then several years in health research, a couple of years travelling, and a health coaching role, with a some bank/honorary AP. From going to the open day, it seemed like people were applying from a whole range of backgrounds. My music background isn't very conventional, so didn't even consider MT until this year as a possible career and when I found out I could apply my direction changed completely!

Good luck with your plans :)

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