national association of psychiatric intensive care units

Using music and movement therapeutically in inpatient acute mental health and PICU contexts – an experiential workshop

Using music and movement therapeutically in inpatient acute mental health and PICU contexts – an experiential workshop

7 March 2022, 09.45 – 16.30

Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Watford WD17 1JJ

NAPICU members £110

Non-members £160

*This event is now sold out*

In order to create a comfortable group working environment and manage Covid-19 precautions, places are limited.

This full day experiential workshop is an exceptional event – facilitated by a range of Allied Healthcare professionals experienced in using music and/or movement as therapeutic medium in acute mental health/PICU services.

The workshop brings together the expertise of occupational therapists, a music therapist and an art and music specialist, and supported by Dr Wendy Sherwood (occupational therapist), expert in relating the application of the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability to intervention for people experiencing acute mental health disturbance.

Chris Baron qualified as a music therapist from the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has diverse experience working extensively working with adults experiencing acute and chronic mental health problems, providing music centred workshops and retreat facilitation.

He is also a guest lecturer and workshop facilitator at Derby University and a trainer for the International Creative Ability Network (ICAN). Chris is also a welcome guest at PANArt Hang© Manufacturing Ltd in Switzerland, where his musical experiences and research contribute to the development of new music therapy instruments.

Chris is well known for putting participants at their ease so that they can get the most from experiential hands-on courses, building confidence in own playing whilst developing skills and confidence to use drums and percussion with clients.

Dr Wendy Sherwood (Occupational Therapist) is co-author of and an expert in the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdTMoCA) (Van der Reyden et al, 2019) and has used drumming and percussion with many client groups. For participants with VdTMoCA knowledge, Wendy will advise on how exercises taught during the day can be graded through application of the VdTMoCA treatment principles for clients on the Self-differentiation and Self-presentation levels of creative ability.  Wendy is also a NAPICU Executive Committee member representing the Occupational Therapy profession and lead of the National Occupational Therapy Network for NAPICU.

Workshop includes handout information on music-based activities learned during the workshop and instruments used. Information on the application of the VdTMoCA is available to VdTMoCA-trained occupational therapists and support workers.

Lunch is not included – the venue is in central Watford for access to shops and cafes or bring own lunch.

Accommodation: The workshop venue is directly opposite Jurys Inn, Clarendon Road, and there are Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels amongst others within walking distance.


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