Enhance your Clinical Practice ‚Äčwith Music

Wellness, Wellplayed

Discover the impact of incorporating music and in particular the power of a playlist, into your clinical practice with Jennifer Buchanan, a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) with over thirty years of experience, and the author of Wellness, Wellplayed. 

This online course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to use recorded music 

more effectively within your professional scope of practice.

Designed specially for: Psychologists, Counsellors, Nurses, Allied Health, Creative Arts Therapists

Tuesday April 16, 2024

6:00pm - 9:00pm ET / 4:00 - 7:00pm MT /3:00 - 6:00pm PT

$149.00 + GST

This online course includes an e-copy of the Wellness, Wellplayed Workbook - presented to all registrants before the start of class.

Please note this course will not be recorded in order to foster an open, interactive environment, ensuring participants receive the full benefit and richness of live engagement and discussion.  You must be in attendance to receive your Certificate of Completion.

The Role of Music in Clinical Settings

Delve into the various ways recorded music can serve as a therapeutic tool across different clinical environments. Explore the benefits, outcomes, and potential risks associated with integrating recorded music into your practice, aiming to boost client engagement and therapeutic effectiveness.

How to Introduce Songs into Clinical Sessions

Develop the skills necessary to introduce and effectively implement playlists with your clients and patients.

Develop Your Music Toolkit for your Treatment Space

This objective involves understanding the essentials for an effective music toolkit. Learn about music-based counselling questions, speaker usage, headphone usage and music selections.

Transitioning Listening Exercises into Interventions

Gain practical experience and insight by analyzing and practicing 5-6 music-based and playlist exercises. Learn how these can be transformed into therapeutic interventions within your current practice.

Using Music for the Clinician's Own Well-Being

Recognize the demanding role of clinicians in holding space, being witness and maintaining therapeutic use of self. Prioritizing and rejuvenating personal wellness is crucial to continue performing significant work. This course also provides a great opportunity to discover how playlists can contribute to your own well-being and enjoyment.

Key Considerations for Every Setting

Master essential considerations for employing playlists in a clinical context, including ethical, cultural, and accessibility needs. Elevate your practice and deepen your connection with clients with music.


About Jennifer Buchanan

Jennifer Buchanan is a trailblazing music therapist, presenter, and best-selling author. With over three decades as Founder and President of JB Music Therapy, she has played a pivotal role in introducing hundreds of music therapy programs across Canada. Her company, recognized thrice with nominations for the Community Impact Award by her local Chamber of Commerce, is home to a diverse team of Certified Music Therapists who serve a wide age range across medical, educational, and community care settings.

Having served as the past-President and Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, Jennifer now holds a Director position at the National Music Centre (NMC).  Jennifer's clinical strengths shine in the areas of mental health, memory, and motivation. Her partnerships with corporations, healthcare institutions, and law enforcement agencies highlight her dedication to expanding music therapy across various sectors.