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Musical Mastery: Equality in access to music therapy training

Warner, Cathy; Watson, Tessa


Tessa Watson


This hybrid workshop will draw together trainers, graduates, students and placement educators to hear their different perspectives and to explore access to music therapy. training. In particular, how do trainers engage with the concenpt of 'musical mastery' during the selection process and what does this then mean for diversity within training? How might communications about what is needed to become a music therapist create exclusion or inclusion? What might placement educators expect of music mastery?

This roundtable will focus on the lived experience of the panel from their different perspectives as current and past consumers, as trainers and as stakeholdersin the process of training. Critical reflection upon equality of of opportunity, diversity and inclusion will be the main focus (Burke et al, 2017; Ewell, 2020; Baines, 2013). We will consider these issues within a primarily european scope with examples form Norway, Romania and the UK, although there is potential to consider this beynd Europe as well. The roundtable will give a platform for participants and audience to dialogue creatively - to disturb and disrupt convential ideas about inclusion in training and to consider future directions (Ellis, 2021).

Presentation Conference Type Other
Conference Name 12th European Conference of Music Therapy
Start Date Jun 8, 2022
End Date Jun 12, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 5, 2023
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