12-Week Group Program

Winter 2023 Cohort

The 12-Week Group Music-Integrated Therapy Training program can transform your clinical work! You will learn how to bring the benefits of music to your practice using a client-centered, creative, and personal approach!

Let's transform your practice!

It’s comprehensive training for mental health practitioners who desire a group learning environment and engagement with your cohort. You’ll attend weekly group instructional meetings where you’ll experience clinical-musical work first-hand, ask questions that pertain specifically to your practice, and learn from others’ experiences.

What's included?

As part of the Music-Integrated Therapy Group training, you'll receive proven educational materials and supports, including:

  • 12 Weekly 2 hour Group Instructional Sessions with Dr. Seabrook

  • 12 In-Depth Workbooks PLUS Additional Resources and Bonus Workbooks

  • Exclusive online community to engage with your cohort and deepen your learning

  • Maximum group size of 8, allowing for personalized attention

  • Customized curriculum for your clinical-musical method

  • Access to course materials for one year

  • PLUS: Preferred pricing (50% Discount!) on optional 1:1 training sessions for the duration of the course

Do I need musical training?

Not at all! The Group Music-Integrated Therapy Training program is designed to meet you musically, wherever you are.

Whether you're someone who's never picked up a musical instrument, a highly trained musician, or anywhere in between, you will learn to integrate music into your sessions in a way that is congruent with your unique musicality and strengths.

How Does It Work?

If you have previous musical training >>

You will learn to integrate one of music listening, composition/songwriting, improvisation, or music re-creation.

If you have no previous musical training >>

You will integrate clinical music listening experiences into your work. Depending on you and your clients, this includes one or more of: guided imagery to music; creating therapeutic playlists; musical life-review; exploring topics through familiar songs; and self-expression through found music.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Your Group Music-Integrated Therapy Training Program!

  • 2

    Module 1: Your Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint

    • Welcome to Module 1

    • Your Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint - WORKBOOK ONE *Download and/or Print*

    • Musicking Guidelines

    • Module 1: Your Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint - WORKBOOK TWO. *Download and/or Print*

    • Module 1: Your Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint - MUSICAL WELLNESS PLAN *Download and/or Print*

    • Learning Review 1: Your Music, Health, and Well-Being Blueprint

  • 3

    Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach

    • Welcome to Module 2

    • Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach - WORKBOOK ONE *Download and/or Print*

    • Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach - WORKBOOK ONE RESOURCES

    • BONUS Scholarly Journal Resource

    • Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach - WORKBOOK TWO *Download and/or Print*

    • CLINICAL-MUSICAL TEMPLATE *Download and/or Print*

    • Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach - WORKBOOK THREE *Download and/or Print*

    • BONUS Resource: "Musical and Cultural Considerations for Building Rapport in Music Therapy Practice" by K. King

    • Learning Review 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach

  • 4

    Module 3: Your Clinical-Musical Method

    • Examples of the Clinical-Musical Methods

    • Listening: Example of Lyric Analysis

    • Improvisation: Example of Instrumental Improvisation

    • Re-Creation: Example of Group Re-Creation

    • Songwriting: Example of Composing Lyrics and Music

    • Choosing Your Clinical-Musical Method

    • Welcome to Your Clinical-Musical Method

    • Mid-Course Check-In: Sharing Your Experience of the Group Instructional Sessions

    • Learning Review 3: Your Clinical-Musical Method

  • 5

    Module 4: Music and Your Clients

    • Welcome to Module 4

    • Module 4: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK ONE *Download and/or Print*

    • Module 4: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK TWO *Download and/or Print*

    • Module 4: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK THREE *Download and/or Print*

    • Learning Review 4: Music and Your Clients

  • 6

    Closing the Training and Looking Ahead

    • Conclusion Module *Download and/or Print*

    • Congratulations and Feedback

Bring the Power of Music to Your Clients

Learn to integrate music into your practice in ways that match your approach and meet your clients' needs.

Winter 2023 Cohort

Course Begins on January 21, 2023

When you register, you'll gain access to your Introductory materials including: a Welcome Video, a Technical Support Guide, and your Introductory Module - all you need to set up for a great course! On January 14, the course beings with your Module 1 Materials.

Class Time: Saturdays at 12:30pmET

We'll meet for 1.5 hours each week, including a short break.

First Class: January 28, 2023

Last Class: April 15, 2023

During classes, you'll have an opportunity to engage in supported musical experiences, discuss learning material, share your work from the week, and ask your questions. I hope to see you there!

Dr. Deborah Seabrook, PhD MTA RCC

Hi, I'm Deborah

My pronouns are she/her and I am grateful to live on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. When you work with me, you're receiving a unique blend of the highest standards of psychotherapy, clinical counselling, music therapy, and musicianship that I have been developing over the past 20 years. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17031), a Certified Music Therapist (#0334) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, and a recognized Climate Aware Therapist with the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America. I earned a PhD from Concordia University where my research focused on music improvisation, mental health and well-being. I hold a Master of Music Therapy with a specialization in Music-Centered Psychotherapy and an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy with General Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Before becoming a music therapist, I studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. My approach to training is informed by my ongoing experiences with the wonderful professionals and students I have had the good fortune of working with. I have provided clinical supervision to over 150 university students, interns, and professionals and have taught music therapy extensively at universities across Canada - most recently at McGill University. I am currently a Research Fellow of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR) at Wilfrid Laurier University and Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University.

Continuing Education

Both the Group and Individual Music-Integrated Therapy Training programs meet the criteria for CE credits across most mental health regulatory bodies and associations.

The Music-Integrated Therapy Training program is pre-approved by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) for 12 Continuing Education Hours for their members.

What People are Saying

A life changing experience!

by Faye A. Paris, Ph.D., RCC

"The only way I can describe my experience taking the Music-Integrated Therapy Training Program with Deborah Seabrook is to say it was a life changing therapeutic experience. It is a process that taps into the heart and mind. Not only did I receive basic knowledge of music therapy, but my image of myself musically changed. This is a powerful technique I can use to assist my clients in addressing their mental health needs."

Highly Recommended!

Wendy Sun, RP, Certified EFT Practitioner

"Thanks to this training, my personal relationship with music shifted positively from performance focused to pure enjoyment. It has opened up new possibilities for me to integrate music to facilitate healing with clients. I highly recommend this training with Deborah!"

Practical Ways to Bring Music Into Counselling!

Chantal Lamothe, RCC

"Learning about ethical and practical ways to bring music into my counselling has increased my confidence."

In-depth professional development!

Janet Walker, MA, RCC, Certified Expressive Arts Therapist

The Music-Integrated Therapy Training Program provides in-depth professional development that is very compatible with my clinical approaches as an Expressive Arts Therapist and a Play Therapist. The training helped me reflect in on my relationship with music and my approach to therapy. I learned how to integrate music creatively and safely into my existing practice with all ages of clients and for a variety of presenting issues. The interactive weekly meetings, the thoughtfully prepared workbooks, and the literature and resources offered during this course were stimulating to me as a therapist and as an individual. Deborah is a warm, encouraging, and very experienced teacher.

One of the best trainings I have ever done!

Carly Goodfellow, MA, RCC - Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist

I am extremely pleased with this course and I would say it is one of the best trainings I have ever done. I am a long time musician and a psychodynamic and sensorimotor trained psychotherapist. I have always been curious about bring music to my psychotherapy work but got a bit stuck around how to blend what I thought were two different therapeutic approaches. This course really offers a process of integrating music into your own way of working. This course unfolds in a way that you discuss your own way of working and then explore possible music experiments and interventions to enhance your therapeutic aim. I found this course has built up my confidence with offering music as an intervention. Deborah brings such a warm, inviting and encouraging approach to the sessions which has made it truly a delight to experience. Highly recommended!

Enabled me to Integrate my Passion!

Michelle Noftall, C.C.C., N.D. (M.Ed., B.Music, B.Ed.)

The Music-Integrated Therapy training program with Deborah has enabled me to integrate both my passion - music and counselling - in a responsible, effective and ethical way. I looked forward to each class and the community that we created together in our cohort that will continue to be an integral component of my professional life going forward as Music-Integrated Therapist.

Helpful and Supportive!

Sandra Hewitt-Parsons, Art Psychotherapist

Deborah is so helpful and supportive, no matter what background in mental health or clinical framework you use!

Energy Exchange

*Plus applicable taxes

  • $1111CAD*

    Early-Bird Pricing - Until November 15

  • $1247CAD*

    Regular Pricing - After November 15

  • $447CAD*

    3-Month Payment Plan

Looking to Learn More before Applying?

Want to learn more about how you might benefit from integrating music into your clinical work? Book a 20-minute call with Deborah to get all your personal questions answered.

Seabrook Music Therapy operates on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.  This land is also Treaty territory of the Williams Treaties and is now home to many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. I am grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play on this land.