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12-Week Group Program

Spring 2022 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

  • Videos from engaging guest lecturers

  • Access to course materials for one year

  • PLUS: BONUS 30-Minute 1:1 Learning Session with Deborah

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 One: Your Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint

    • Welcome to Module 1

  • 3

    Week 1

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

    • Musicking Guidelines

    • Live MIT Group Class 1 - May 10, 1:00pmEDT

  • 4

    Week 2

    • 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

    • Live MIT Group Class 2 - May 17, 1:00pmEDT

  • 5

    Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach

    • Welcome to Module 2

  • 6

    Week 3

    • 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

    • Live MIT Group Class 3 - May 24, 1:00pmEDT

  • 7

    Week 4

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

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

    • Live MIT Group Class 4 - May 31, 1:00pmEDT

  • 8

    Interlude: Defining Music-Integrated Therapy

    • Defining Music-Integrated Therapy

  • 9

    Week 5

    • 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

    • Live MIT Group Class 5 - June 7, 1:00pmEDT

  • 10

    Module 3: Music and Your Clients

    • Welcome to Module 3

  • 11

    Week 6

    • Schedule Your 30-Minute Individual Instructional Session

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

    • Module 3: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK ONE *Download and/or Print*

    • Live MIT Group Class 6 - June 14, 1:00pmEDT

  • 12

    Week 7

    • Compassionate Kindness Guided Imagery and Music

    • Module 3: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK TWO *Download and/or Print*

    • Live MIT Group Class 7 - June 21, 1:00pmEDT

    • Feedback for Iva and Sandra's in-class Experiential: June 21, 2022

  • 13

    Examples of the 4 Clinical-Musical Methods

    • Contextualizing the Examples

    • Listening: Example of Lyric Analysis

    • Improvisation: Example of Instrumental Improvisation

    • Re-Creation: Example of Group Re-Creation

    • Songwriting: Example of Composing Lyrics and Music

  • 14

    Week 8

    • 6 Steps to Integrating Music Into your Clinical Work

    • Module 3: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK THREE *Download and/or Print*

    • Learning Review 3: Music and Your Clients

    • Choosing Your Clinical-Musical Method

    • Live MIT Group Class 8 - June 28, 1:00pmEDT

  • 15

    Module 4: Your Clinical-Musical Method

    • Welcome to Your Clinical-Musical Method

  • 16

    Week 9

    • Live MIT Group Class 9 - July 5, 1:00pmEDT

  • 17

    Week 10

    • Live MIT Group Class 10 - July 12, 1:00pmEDT

  • 18

    Week 11

    • Live MIT Group Class 11 - July 19, 1:00pmEDT

  • 19

    Week 12: Closing the Training and Looking Ahead

    • Conclusion Module *Download and/or Print*

    • Congratulations and Feedback

    • Live MIT Group Class 12 - July 26, 1:00pmEDT

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.

Spring 2022 Cohort

Course Begins on May 3, 2022

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 May 3rd, the course beings with your first Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint workbook.

There are TWO Class Times to Choose from

Tuesdays at 1:00pmEST OR Tuesdays at 4:00pmEST

We'll meet for 2 hours each week, including a short break.

First Instructional Session: May 10, 2022

Last Instructional Session: July 26, 2022

During the instructional sessions, 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."

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.