Workshop: Using Music with Confidence

A selection of pre-conference workshops will be held through the 2021 NAHC Online Platform on Monday 9th August. 

Workshops are an additional expense and are open to both conference delegates and non-conference delegates.

Places are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come – first served basis.

Using Music with Confidence

Workshop Presenter: Dr Jason Kenner, Registered Music Therapist (RMT)

Date: Monday 9 August

Time: 1230 – 1430

This workshop is designed for allied health professionals from any discipline who are interested in using pre-recorded music in their work. A simple framework will be presented that provides a structure for evaluating music. While intuitively, we can make good choices when choosing music for exercise, motivation, or relaxation; having a framework that is based on evidence and theory allows practitioners to feel confident when choosing music to use in sessions. Participants do not need any previous music skills to benefit from this workshop. While this workshop is structured around the use of music with clients, the skills gained can be applied to personal music listening for self-care.

While this workshop is not intended to teach ‘music therapy’ skills, it does provide a framework for anyone who would like to make more use of music within their own discipline.

The workshop will include some theory, some listening, and activities for breakout groups. Participants will create simple playlists to practice the skills during the workshop.

Dr Jason Kenner

Dr Jason Kenner is a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) and director of Melbourne Music Therapy. Jason has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public and private hospitals, community mental health clinics, residential homes and not for profit programs. He completed his PhD on group music therapy in psychiatry, has presented at national and international conferences and is an experienced academic lecturing in music therapy. Jason is currently director of Melbourne Music Therapy providing individual and group music therapy to people of all ages working predominantly in mental health.

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