17 Aug Half Day Workshop with Diane Austin Theoretical and Vocal Implications of Vocal PsychotherapyPosted on: Thursday, 20 July 2017
Sing Your Heart Out Auckland 19-20 AugustPosted on: Thursday, 20 July 2017
Symposium 2017: Finding Your VoicePosted on: Monday, 12 June 2017
Symposium 2017: Finding Your Voice
MThNZ is excited to be bringing you the 2017 Symposium, ”Finding Your Voice”.
This event is being held at Victoria University in Wellington, over the weekend of the 12th and 13th August. See here for the Programme details and here for Presenter Bios and Presentation Abstracts.
Keynote speaker: Dr Diane Austin, Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC
Major address: Waireti Roesenburg, Wholistic & psychological practitioner
Diane Austin will also be facilitating a two hour experiential workshop, with opportunities to observe and/or participate.
There will be papers on a number of different areas of work, including practice and research. These will cover the fields of neurology, rehabilitation, communication, and
working with children.
The symposium will also host a book launch, the 2017 MThNZ AGM, and a musical performance!
This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other Music Therapists and colleagues, and to increase your knowledge and understanding of various aspects of music therapy both within New Zealand and internationally.
Registration is through Eventbrite.
Interview with Dr. Daphne RicksonPosted on: Monday, 24 April 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Daphne Rickson, who has been awarded a study grant from the IHC Foundation to further research into autism and music therapy. You can hear more about her work here, on a recent interview with Eva Radich on Radio NZ Concert.
Morva Croxson Prize for Emergent WritersPosted on: Thursday, 6 April 2017
We are pleased to announce The Music Therapy New Zealand Morva Croxson Prize for Emergent Writers, and invite students and early career music therapists to submit an essay on a subject of relevance to the contemporary NZ music therapy community. For more information and entry criteria, please see here.
2016 Survey of Registered Music Therapists – Analysis ReportPosted on: Thursday, 18 August 2016
In early 2016, all registered music therapists in New Zealand were invited to complete a survey in order to provide an up-to-date picture of music therapy in New Zealand. The results of this survey have now been analysed, and the final report can be downloaded from the link below.
2016 Hui and Supervision WorkshopPosted on: Monday, 20 June 2016
2016 AGM and Council electionsPosted on: Monday, 20 June 2016
The MThNZ Council is charged with providing direction for the organisation and setting strategic priorities for the organisation, and a new Council will be elected in August 2016.
All current Music Therapy New Zealand members can nominate, stand, and vote for Council members. Please note nomination forms must be received by 20 July, after which ballot papers for voting will be distributed. The results will be announced at the AGM.
A nomination form is available here.
Music Therapy Week 2016Posted on: Monday, 22 February 2016
The very first ever Music Therapy Week is coming! The 21st – 29th of May, 2016 will be Music Therapy Week, with the theme “Celebrating Music Therapy”.
Music Therapy Week is about both celebrating music therapy, as well as letting the wider public know about the great music therapy happening around the country. We’ll be sharing stories of the impact music therapy has made – if you’ve got a great story, get in touch!
There will be a range of events happening around the country; we’ll have a calendar of these up soon.
New book: Arts Therapists in Multi-Disciplinary SettingsPosted on: Monday, 22 February 2016
A new book, Arts Therapists in Multi-Disciplinary Settings, edited by Caroline Miller, that examines “the place of arts therapies in multidisciplinary settings and advocating for the benefits of drama, art, music, play and dance therapies in collaboration with other approaches”, and containing writing from NZ Registered Music Therapists Heather Fletcher, Megan Spragg, Keryn Squires, Shari Storie and Alison Talmage is now available.
The book is described as follows:
In a multidisciplinary setting or team, competing perspectives and principles can be challenging to negotiate, but supportive working relationships and effective collaboration can ultimately lead to an enriched experience and innovative outcomes for both professionals and clients.
Drawing on their diverse experiences, art, music, drama, play and dance therapists emphasise the valuable results that their respective disciplines can produce when applied in settings ranging from schools to hospices, in collaboration with behaviour therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other practitioners.
The book provides a unique perspective on the common issues faced by arts therapists when working with other professionals and will assist arts therapists in promoting their profession to co-workers and clients.