Training

Our Training Events

The training courses listed below have been developed by our team of experienced therapists who have worked with a wide range of children and adults in a variety of settings over the past thirty years.

The courses have been designed so you can pick and mix them however you like, to make a half or full day training session, or a twilight session.  Each training session will be tailored to your requirements, which will be discussed with you in detail before any event.

Please feel free to contact Ian Nye at ian.nye@musictherapybedfordshire.co.uk to discuss these or any other training requirements that you may have.

Human Interaction and Attachment Theory - half day
Course Facilitators: Anna Jacobs and Ian Nye

Relationships between human beings are complex and multi layered.  Central to the work of helping, educating and caring for others is the development of strong relationships.  This half day course will discuss a model of human interaction which underpins a lot of therapeutic work, as well as introducing attachment theory which helps to explain how people form relationships, and what kind of relationships they form.

Loss and Bereavement - half day
Course Facilitator: Emma Rountree

This half day course will introduce delegates to some of the language of bereavement, grief and secondary or collateral loss, grief theory, favourable and unfavourable conditions for bereavement, and grief responses for children of different ages.  The course can be tailored for mainstream or special school settings, and will offer ideas and suggestions for ways to support children who have suffered a loss or bereavement.  There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss specific cases with whom the delegates are working.  Confidentiality will be maintained and respected.

The Effects of Trauma and Child Abuse - half day
Course Facilitator: Ian Nye

The effects of trauma and abuse are wide ranging and bewildering, both for the vicitims and for those working with them.  This half day course will explore the psychological adaptations that victims of trauma and abuse must make, and some of the consequent behavioural and relational disorders that they may present to those working with them.  There will also be time to consider the emotional impact that these children may have on the professionals who support them.

Group Music-Making for Children with Social and Emotional
Difficulties in Key Stages 1 & 2
- half day
Course Facilitators: Gillian Hughes and Ian Nye

This practical course will allow participants to experience musical activities and develop musical skills which they can then use with small groups of children.  Activities explored during the training are designed to raise self-esteem and confidence, encourage creativity and self-expression, and develop social skills such as turn-taking and listening, all of which lead to increased well-being for children.  No previous musical training is required.

Costs

Half day course: £400
Full day course: £700

Please feel free to contact ian.nye@musictherapybedfordshire.co.uk to make a booking or for an informal chat about the training we offer.

Feedback from Previous Training

"The course gave clarity to some behaviours being demonstrated by child following loss"

"... really makes you think about your practice and how it can be improved"

"Lots of great ideas to try out in the classroom"

"Very helpful, especially talking through scenarios and sharing ideas and strategies.  Interaction activites very helpful"

"Fantastic day - lots of information and activies - not just watching a presentation.  Thank you!"

"... it wasn't too formal and it was easy to share thoughts and ideas"

"Very relaxed, felt at ease from day one"