12-Week Individual Program

Places available from January 2024

The 12-Week Individual Music-Integrated Therapy certification 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 truly individualized training for mental health practitioners who desire a 1:1 learning environment with a high level of direct support. You’ll attend weekly 1:1 meetings where you’ll gain insight about your musical processes, engage in bespoke clinical-musical experiences, workshop techniques that you’d like to bring to your clients, and receive weekly assignments created specifically for your learning.

What's Included?

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

  • 12 Weekly 50-Minute 1:1 Instructional Sessions with Dr. Seabrook

  • Engage in musical experiences designed expecially for your learning

  • Bespoke assignments created to meet your particular goals

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

  • Choose the start date in January that works best for you

  • Book your Instructional Sessions according to your unique schedule

Do I need musical training?

Not at all! The Individual Music-Integrated Therapy Training program is completely personalized to meet you wherever you are at musically.

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?

Simply pick the track that you’ll be studying:

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 - Individual Training

  • 1

    Welcome to Your Individual Music-Integrated Therapy Training!

    • Welcome from the Instructor

    • Technical Setup & Support

    • Tips for Scheduling Your Weekly Instructional Sessions

    • Schedule Your Weekly Instructional Sessions

    • As we begin...

    • Introduction Module *Please download and/or print*

    • Defining Music-Integrated Therapy

    • PDF Course Outline: Individual Music-Integrated Therapy Training

  • 2

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

    • Welcome to Module 1

    • Module 1: WORKBOOK ONE *Please download and/or print*

    • Module 1: WORKBOOK TWO *Download and/or print*

    • Module 1: Your Music, Health and Well-Being Blueprint - MUSICAL WELLNESS PLAN *Please 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 *Please download and/or print*

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

    • Module 2: BONUS Scholarly Journal Resource

    • Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach - WORKBOOK TWO *Please download and/or print*

    • Module 2: CLINICAL-MUSICAL TEMPLATE *Please download and/or print*

    • Module 2: Music and Your Clinical Approach - WORKBOOK THREE *Please 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

    • Mid-Course Check-In

  • 4

    Module 3: Your Clinical-Musical Method

    • Welcome to Module 3

    • Module 3: Introduction to Your Musical-Clinical Methods - WORKBOOK ONE *Download and/or Print*

    • 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

    • Learning Review 3: Your Clinical-Musical Method

  • 5

    Module 4: Music and Your Clients

    • Module 4: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK ONE *Please download and/or print*

    • Module 4: Music and Your Clients - WORKBOOK TWO *Please download and/or print*

    • Learning Review 4: Music and Your Clients

  • 6

    Closing the Training and Looking Ahead

    • Conclusion Module *Please download and/or print*

    • Congratulations and Feedback

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.

Purchase Your Complete Individualized Program with 12 Weeks of Personalized Support for $2597CAD*

Or 3 Monthly Payments of x $897*

*Plus applicable taxes

Dr. Deborah Seabrook, PhD MTA RCC

Hi, I'm Deborah (she/her)

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 Psychotherapist in Ontario (#001849), 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. My approach to training is informed by my ongoing experiences with the wonderful professionals and students I have had the fortune to work 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 Music Therapy Research Fellow at Wilfrid Laurier University and Core Faculty in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University.

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.

More From Music-Integrated Therapy Training Graduates

One of the Best Programs!

Kevin Chaves, M.Ed., RP, CCC

"The Music-Integrated Therapy program is one of the best training programs I have taken. It combines a great mix of theory, reflection, discussion, and practical application. I especially appreciated the supportive environment Deborah created and the thoughtful and constructive feedback provided throughout."


by Maria K. Caras, LMHC

"I learned so much from Deborah! As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I was so happy to discover the Music-Integrated Therapy course. Deborah really helped me gradually overcome my resistance and anxieties with providing musical experiences in my private practice. I am so excited to continue my path in building and creating music-integrated therapy practices with clients. Deborah really has inspired me and I am very grateful for receiving her knowledge and feedback :)"

Well Structured and In-Depth Learning

Maureen Pollard, MSW, RSW

"The Music Integrated Therapy couse offered an opportunity to really explore a range of ways to bring music and sound into the therapeutic relationship in a thoughtful way to create a safer space in which to invite people to explore their experiences. The course material is well structured and the experiential exercises really provide depth to the learning."

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!"

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.

Integrate Your Love for Music with Your Clinical Work!

Transform your clinical work with the 12-Week Individual Music-Integrated Therapy Training program and bring the benefits of music to your clients!

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.