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The role of music therapy in palliative care, aged care, and in progressive neurological disease

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Date: Friday, 20th September.
Venue: Hawthorn Campus, Building EN, Room 102 Hawthorn Campus

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The Swinburne Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults presents and exciting series of seminars featuring guest presenters who are experts in the field of mental health and ageing to cover issues relating to late life conditions and treatments. In the next seminar, Romy Engelbrecht and Alice Parkhill will present a lecture titled “The role of music therapy in palliative care, aged care, and in progressive neurological disease ". 

This presentation will introduce music therapy and its functions, applications and outcomes in aged care, palliative care, and progressive neurological disease. It will provide an overview of the Enrich choir run through Calvary Healthcare Bethlehem for those with Huntington's disease, and provide practical strategies for using music for wellbeing with older people.

About the Presenters

Romy Engelbrecht completed her masters of music therapy and a 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 Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Swinburne investigating the role and function of music in reminiscence therapy to improve the wellbeing of older adults. 

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.

Contact Information: Aida Brydon
Email: aidabrydon@swin.edu.au