Workshops for professional music- or dance therapists

On Saturday March 16th 2019 from 13.00-16.00 Codarts’ Master of Arts Therapies (M.A.T.) offers 2 workshops for music- or dance therapists:

1. For music therapists: Understanding the Body in Music Therapy
2. For dance therapists: Music Listening for Dance Therapists

These workshops are offered as extra curricular teaching within the master education and are open for members of the NVDAT and NVvMT as continuous education. It is possible to apply for (re)registration credit points.
The cost for workshop number 1 or 2 is € 50,-.
To register please mail to Imke van der Horst, management assistant of the M.A.T. ivanderhorst@codarts.nl.


For Music Therapists:

Understanding the body in Music Therapy

Tutor: Katharina Conradi

In this workshop we will focus on how the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System can help the music therapist to understand and to “read” the client’s body expression, how to make simple interventions on a movement level and how to connect with the client through physical awareness in the interpersonal relationship.

We can sense, feel and see if a person is in a conscious relationship towards his/her body. Embodiment describes the integration of mind, body, feelings on an internal and external level. But how can we improve physical awareness and connection in the therapeutic process? Movement is a medium that gives form to and can monitor changes in, what is occurring from moment to moment. Concrete physical tools will be offered to enhance grounding, body to body connection and access to space.

What is the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System?

The Laban Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) is a comprehensive system used in understanding multiple aspects of the patterns of human movement. LBMS offers an embodied theoretical framework describing the four basic components of movement: Body, Effort, Shape and Space and the inter-relationships of these components.

Biography Katharina Conradi , CMA, MDaT and RSME/T

Katharina Conradi is a Certified Movement Analyst, Master Dance Therapist and Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist. She worked for many years as a choreographer and dancer in the Netherlands and abroad. Her creative work includes dance movies, intercultural projects and site-specific performances. Katharina teaches at CODARTS Rotterdam University of the Arts and at the Academy for Dance and Theatre in Amsterdam. She is also an international teacher for somatic and creative practice in different settings.
She worked in clinical practice as a dance therapist in Psychatric Centre Delta in Spijkenisse and has a private practice where she offers dance therapy and somatic coaching for performing artists. www.katharinaconradi.com


For Dance Therapists:

Music Listening

Tutor: Meertine Laansma

An interactive workshop with experiential work and theoretical approaches from current cross-disciplinary research on music listening in daily life, in education and in a therapy context.

In music therapy, music listening is used to promote psychological insight, evoke imagery, structure movement, alter mood, summon memories, assist learning and foster creativity.

Content of this workshop:

  • Contemporary approaches and working factors
  • Use of music listening, function and goals, in music /dance therapy practice
  • What is the potential value of using music listening in your therapy room?
  • Responsibilities when applying music listening: understanding the interaction of underlying factors.

Biography Meertine Laansma (MMTh, SRMTh, NMT-M)

Lecturer, personal tutor and member of research committee in Codarts’ Master in Music Therapy Programme.

Trained as a clinical music therapist she holds a master degree on music therapy and research, originally graduated in Music Education at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and studied classical piano at Codarts with Barbara Grajewska. She is a senior registered clinical music therapist at PsyQ for the clinical department of mood disorders and has a broad experience with various populations, specialised in receptive music therapy. Lecturer at Zuyd Hogeschool, visiting lecturer for several music therapy programmes in the Netherlands and presents workshops and papers at (inter) national congresses and seminars. Member of the editorial board of the Dutch magazine for Arts Therapies ‘Tijdschrift voor Vaktherapie’.