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Music therapy | Seminar Series on Ageing

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Date: 25 August 2017
Venue: TD144 Hawthorn Campus

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This talk will address the role of music and music therapy in palliative care, aged care and progressive neurological disease. 


Professor Meg Morris is the Head of the School of Allied Health at Latrobe University. She is a world-renowned researcher in the field of Parkinson’s disease and has published over 200 articles and four books. She has supervised more than 35 doctoral students and is a Fellow of the Australian college of Physiotherapists. 

Romy Engelbrecht completed her master of music therapy and bachelor of psychology at the University of Queensland. She currently works as a registered music therapist in progressive neurology, dementia and palliative care. She is a first year student in the Masters of clinical psychology program at Swinburne, and is particularly interested in working with older adult populations.

Alice Parkhill completed her masters of music therapy at The University of Melbourne, Australia in 2014. She has worked across different demographics including palliative care, aged care, mental health and education. Alice is completing her professional doctorate in clinical and forensic psychology at Swinburne.

About the Seminar Series

Swinburne’s Seminar Series on Ageing has been running for more than five years and is the only one of its kind in Australia. The series attracts presenters who are experts in geropsychology and covers issues relating to late life conditions and treatments. 

The seminars are suitable for clinicians and trainee clinicians but can be understood by a broader range of people including consumers, families and carers. The Seminar Series is free and open to the public.

About the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings. This service is run by psychology, counselling and social work students through Swinburne University of Technology.

The clinic also provides aged care professionals with mental health training and conducts research on the psychology of ageing.

Contact Information: Sunil Bhar
Email: Tel: +61 3 9214 8371