Today I presented a guest lecture at Western Sydney University (WSU) for second year Music Therapy Masters students. WSU (previously UWS) has recently re-branded as part of their "Securing Success 2015-2020" strategic plan. Read more about WSU...
The lecture was titled: "Music Therapy for Young Children and their Families, Reflections from 20 years as a Registered Music Therapist". I shared aspects of my professional story and included video footage, case material and program examples from my work at Giant Steps Sydney, Music Therapy Centre Northern Beaches, Sing&Grow AUSTRALIA and my new venture social enterprise - MusicConnect.
Themes/topics shared included:
Assessment/Evaluation in Music Therapy
Including Visual Supports/Aids within Music Therapy Sessions
Music Resources for Families to Engage in Music Making at Home
The Use of Technology within Clinical Work, Evaluation & Business
The students were very receptive to the information, engaging in sharing and discussion. I wish them all the best as they embark on their final research papers and assessments in the lead up to registration with the AMTA (Australian Music Therapy Association). Many thanks to Alison Short for the invitation to meet with and present to the students.
Regards, Al Fuller