Bring the benefits of music to your practice using a client-centered, creative and personal approach.

I am so glad you landed here today if you’re curious about how music can transform your practice! You’re in the right place if:

  • You are a mental health practitioner who loves music and wishes you could integrate it into your clinical work.
  • You intuitively get the connection between music, health and well-being but don’t know how to effectively leverage that for your clients.
  • You have clients that you know would benefit from a more creative approach.
  • You’re longing to add creativity to your sessions but don’t have any musical training.
  • You’re busier than ever supporting your clients and are feeling depleted.
  • You desire tools to use in your practice that are inherently life-affirming and hopeful.

Music-Integrated Therapy Certification Program

I have had many conversations with extremely skilled therapists who love music and want to integrate it into their practices. If you’re someone who lights up when they talk about music or just loves singing in the shower…or maybe you took courses in music production or were that young teen that loved the piano but has since stopped playing, this is for you!

Regardless of your musical background, know that this training is the next piece in building a creative practice that serves a wide range of clientele with diverse needs.

Music benefits both clients and therapists when therapists are able to skillfully integrate music into their practices: both client and therapist can reconnect with their creativity and have greater enjoyment in the process.

If you’re like me, you’ve experienced sessions with clients where you just couldn’t connect, or where you’ve longed for a tool that could help support your client to express themselves when words just didn’t seem like enough. As a Certified Music Therapist, I’ve seen the power of music to bridge these difficult situations and empower clients to greater health and wellbeing.

I’ve been asked over the years how I integrate this incredible art-form in a clinically effective and appropriate way. I’m thrilled to have developed this training to share these skills with you!

Whether you’re a weathered therapist or brand new, it serves on both fronts. As a new therapist it can offer a new go-to tool.  For more experienced practitioners, I have found it to be an incredible way to re-invigorate work with longer-term clients and bring more creativity into your own workday.

I’m thrilled to offer a Music-Integrated Therapy certification program!

The training is completely individualized so that you can learn to apply music in a way that suits your distinct approach and meets your clients’ individual needs.

You don’t need any previous musical experience to take this training!

Depending on your learning style, you can access the program in two ways: the Individual training or Group training. Both are certifiable and will meet your unique needs.

In-Person Therapy

How does it work?

First you enroll in either the Individual or Group program:

12-Week Individual Program

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! 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.

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12-Week Group Program

The 12-Week Group 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! 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.

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Then, you pick the track that you’ll be studying:

If you have previous musical training

You will choose one of the following as your primary clinical-musical method: 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.

Next, you’ll complete four modules over 12 weeks in the Music-Integrated Therapy Training:

Module 1

Your Music, Health, and Well-Being Blueprint

Module 1

Overview: You’ll explore your musical history and preferences, and learn how that will inform your musical-clinical work.

More about what you’ll gain from Module 1:

  • Understand and strengthen your own connections with music, health, and well-being
  • Understand how your music, health, and well-being blueprint informs your practice
  • Experience music-integrated therapy techniques first-hand that you can apply to your work
  • Uncover your primary music-integrated therapy method

Module 2

Music and Your Clinical Approach

Module 2

Overview: You’ll learn about how music is aligned with your clinical approach

More about what you’ll gain from Module 2:

  • Know how and why music is used to promote mental health and well-being within your clinical approach
  • Learn how to safely and ethically integrate music into your clinical work
  • Develop clinical-musical cultural competence, cultural humility, and anti-oppressive practices

Module 3

Music and Your Clients

Module 3

Overview:  You’ll understand how music can meet the unique needs of your clients

More about what you’ll gain from Module 3:

  • Understand how and why music can support the people you work with, according to their mental health challenges, diagnoses, lived experiences, and age.
  • Learn about the four clinical-musical methods and their rationale for therapeutic work with your clients;
  • Build a foundation for integrating music with your clients’ therapeutic goals and objectives
  • Discover why and how to integrate music in your group and individual work.

Module 4

Your Musical Method

Module 4

Overview: Gain practical skills to integrate music into your clinical work that are designed especially for your musical blueprint, your approach, and your clients.

More about what you’ll gain from Module 4:

  • Learn how to use your primary clinical-musical method in sessions: music listening, composition/songwriting, improvisation, or music re-creation.
  • Gain confidence in bringing music to your clients
  • Learn how to integrate therapeutic techniques specific to your clinical-musical method and adapt these to meet your clients’ needs in the moment
  • Develop your collection of individualized clinical-musical resources

Hi, I’m Deborah.

I’m Deborah Seabrook, PhD MTA RCC. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Music Therapist, and Music Therapy Supervisor.

I have been training music therapy students in universities across Canada since 2007, including McGill University and Wilfrid Laurier University. I’m passionate about sharing knowledge about using music in therapy…and even more passionate about showing others how to do this too!

My doctoral research focused on how music improvisation is used to promote mental health and well-being and received recognition from top Canadian federal and provincial funding agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. After publishing in academic journals and years of clinical work and supervision, I’m excited to now offer this training firsthand to mental health practitioners wanting to integrate music in their own clinical work.

The Music-Integrated Training experience benefits from all this experience and knowledge.

Learn More about Deborah

Hi, I’m Deborah.

I’m Deborah Seabrook, PhD MTA RCC. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Music Therapist, and Music Therapy Supervisor.

I have been training music therapy students in universities across Canada since 2007, including McGill University and Wilfrid Laurier University. I’m passionate about sharing knowledge about using music in therapy…and even more passionate about showing others how to do this too!

My doctoral research focused on how music improvisation is used to promote mental health and well-being and received recognition from top Canadian federal and provincial funding agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. After publishing in academic journals and years of clinical work and supervision, I’m excited to now offer this training firsthand to mental health practitioners wanting to integrate music in their own clinical work.

The Music-Integrated Training experience benefits from all this experience and knowledge.

Learn More about Deborah

“Deborah is one of the best teachers I have ever had during my time here at McGill. She is passionate about the subject that she teaches and cares about the well-being of her students. I was very impressed by her professionalism in class and honestly everything about her.”

Student, McGill University
“Not only is [Deborah] a terrific musician with a great deal to offer on the piano, but she listens with her entire being and is completely in tune with the flow of her own internal voice AND that of the person she is improvising with.  I will never forget her deep sensitivity, deep listening, and deep responses.”
Vocalist, Janice Jackson

“Deborah is an incredibly empathetic teacher, and always ensures that there are alternative options if a student is finding the lesson content too heavy. She is very caring about her students, and creates a warm, safe [learning] environment which naturally nurtures conversation and sharing.”

Student, McGill University

“Deborah is helping us to be ourselves, to find ourselves and our musical voice, and ultimately to become better people and artists.”

Lee Dionne, Pianist

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Music-Integrated Therapist

Benefits and Features of the Training

Benefits

  • Training is personalized to your therapy approach, your music, and your clients. You emerge not with a cookie-cutter training that you have to adapt for your practice, but with real skills and solid techniques that you can apply immediately within your practice for your clients.
  • Confidence in integrating music into your therapy practice.
  • Clear, step-by-step introduction to all materials. Writing prompts that help you self-reflect and explore pertinent materials. Musical assignments that deepen your learning.
  • Identify to your potential clients that you are able to include music in their process
  • Access training from anywhere in the world

Features

  • Training is comprised of twelve weekly live instructional sessions. In the Individual Program, sessions are 1:1 and 50 minutes long. In the Group program, sessions take place with your cohort and are 90 minutes long (with a short break).
  • Individualized attention where you workshop your techniques
  • 12 Digital Workbooks – Three for each module. PLUS an Introductory Workbook to set you up for a great training and a Conclusion Workbook to synthesize your work!
  • Certification as a Music-Integrated Therapist, Level 1 (MIT-1)
  • Delivery is entirely online

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.

Faye A. Paris, Ph.D., RCC

Transform Your Clinical Work with Music-Integrated Therapy Training

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When you enroll, you’ll:

  • Receive a Welcome Email with tips to help you prepare for the training
  • Receive your Introductory Workbook to complete before your first instructional session
  • Access your first Module 1 Workbook
  • Plus: Participants in the Individual Training will gain immediate access to the calendar to book their first individualized instructional session.
This training is made for you! To uplift and support you and your clients in your clinical work.

The Music-Integrated Therapist certification program can transform your clinical work by bringing the benefits of music to your practice using a client-centred, creative and personal approach!

This 12-week, Individual or Group training, is completely individualized so that you can learn to apply music in a way that suits your distinct approach and meets your clients’ individual needs.

There are two possible tracks to the program: One for people who don’t have music training and another for those who have music training. Both are certifiable and structured to meet your unique needs!

What’s Included:

  • Specialized training for people with and without previous musical training
  • 12 weekly live instructional sessions. The Individual program includes twelve 50-minute 1:1 sessions. The Group program includes twelve 90-minute group sessions.

  • 12 Digital workbooks with proven curriculum PLUS 2 additional workbooks to introduce and conclude the training

  • Certification as a Music-Integrated Therapist
  • Plus! Limited Time Bonus for Group Participants: One 50-minute individualized 1:1 instructional session to be used during your training ($197 CAD value). Register before September 14, 2021 to claim your bonus.

Once enrolled in the training, you’ll gain immediate access to:

  • Your Introductory Workbook
  • Your first Module 1 Workbook
  • Immediate access to book your first instructional session for Individual Program participants
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