CIMTR Public Research Lecture Series: Music therapy in mental health - setting up and evaluating a new service in Trinidad

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15 November 2021, 17:30

ARU music therapy alumnus Jamal Glynn joins the CIMTR Public Research Lecture Series for this webinar to explore his experience in setting up and evaluating music therapy mental health services in Trinidad. This lecture will be chaired by Prof. Helen Odell-Miller.

Jamal J Glynn MA is a registered Music Therapist with HCPC and BAMT at the North West Regional Health Authority in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds the first music therapy post there in the public sector. His work focuses on psychoanalytic approaches which he offers music therapy to in-patients and out-patients at the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He is particularly passionate about exploring the benefits of using the steelpan in Music Therapy within the mental health setting and providing a Caribbean perspective to existing knowledge of music therapy interventions and non- conventional instruments. He has also conducted research focusing on clients living in Trinidad and Tobago. 


‘Music Therapy and its relationship to Schizophrenia’ – A pilot study, in: Caribbean Medical Journal, volume 75 No. 2, December 2013,(pg8-13); Results of this pilot study were also presented as a poster presentation at the 8th Nordic Music Therapy Congress in 2015 and as an oral presentation at the 15th World Congress for Music Therapy in Tuskuba Japan 2017, 

‘Behind the closed door’: The Effects of Early Childhood Abuse on a Dementia Client and the Benefits of Music Therapy-A case Study; oral presentation at the first “Music Therapy and Dementia Care in the 21st Century” conference at Anglia Ruskin University 2015; Poster presentation at North West Regional Health Authority NWRHA Research Day 2018.  

The Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre pictured from outside.
Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre, Young Street.

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