Martin Lawes - Primary Trainer and Programme Director
Martin has been working as a music psychotherapist in special needs education and palliative care since qualifying in 1999. Additional, for a number of years he worked in acute and forensic psychiatry and in an eating disorders unit. He is a registered supervisor for the British Association for Music Therapy and has been a guest lecturer on three of the music therapy MA courses. Before becoming a therapist, Martin's original musical training was at the Royal College of Music where he studied flute, piano and conducting with Norman Del Mar.
Martin trained in GIM with Dr Torben Moe between 2003 and 2006. He is endorsed as Primary Trainer with the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) and worked with Leslie Bunt delivering his GIM training programme in Bristol between 2007 and 2015. Martin is the founder of the Integrative GIM Training Programme, offering training in London. Martin has 14 years experience of using GIM the field of palliative and bereavement care including work with patients, carers, the bereaved and staff. He is currently developing the use of GIM and MI in work with staff in special needs education.
Martin has presented at the past seven European GIM Conferences and at the AMI conference in 2009 and 2017. He has also presented at the World Congress of Music Therapy in Oxford in 2002, and at European and UK Music therapy conferences on a number of occasions. He is published in four peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Music and Imagery.
Martin is a former chair of the Board of the European Association of Music and Imagery (EAMI), and former chair of its Education and Training Committee. He has also been a member of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) Training Standards Committee.
Dr Sumi Paik-Maier - Music and Imagery Trainer, Supervisor and Co-Director
Dr Sumi Paik-Maier, PhD, MA, FAMI was for 10 years Co-Director of the GIM training at Ewha Womans University in South Korea and maintains a music therapy private practice in London where she lives.
Sumi received her M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University, USA, and had her GIM training with Madelain Ventre at the Creative Therapies Institute, N.Y., USA. She has worked with adult psychiatric population, children with developmental disabilities, neurologically impaired patients and ‘normal’ adults. She taught music therapy at Anna Maria College, Massachusetts, USA, as an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy (1998 - 2000).
Since 2005, Sumi has been teaching and supervising with Lisa Summer at the Music and Imagery Training in Korea. Sumi completed her PhD research on the Supportive Music and Imagery method at The Tavistock and Portman-University of East London, London, England.
Sumi is the Music and Imagery (MI) trainer and co-director of the training programme.
Professor Gro Trondalen - Guest Trainer and Supervisor
Gro Trondalen, Ph.D., SET, Music Therapist, Fellow of AMI, is Professor in Music Therapy and Senior researcher at the Centre for Research in Music and Health (CREMAH) at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. Trondalen is a former Head of the MA program in music therapy, PhD program in music, and CREMAH, at The Norwegian Academy of Music. She is an experienced music therapy clinician and supervisor in the field of child welfare and adult mental health and maintains a private practice in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Trondalen has a PhD on music therapy with young people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. Her research focus has been on clinical work linked to philosophical and theoretical perspectives. She has published six anthologies/books, and a number of book chapters and articles in Norwegian, Swedish and English, of which some have been translated into German and Japanese.
Dr Torben Moe - Guest Trainer and Supervisor
Torben Moe has been a Primary Trainer in GIM since 1995 and has run training programmes in a number of countries in Northern Europe. He is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery in the US and has worked as a music therapist with people who have psychiatric disorders, personality disorders, neurological disorders and brain damage. He was formerly Head of Music Therapy at Sct Hans Psychiatriatric Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark. Torben founded the Danish GIM Network in 1992, and today he is the Chair of the Steering Board of the European Association of Music and Imagery (EAMI). Torben's doctoral research was in group Music and Imagery (MI) for clients with schizophrenia. He has also researched group MI for clients with addictions and currently has a position as Senior Researcher in Region Seeland, Denmark, leading a research programme with refugees suffering from PTSD.
Professor Lisa Summer - Guest Trainer and MI Training Consultant
Lisa Summer is Professor/Director of Music Therapy at Anna Maria College. She developed her Continuum Model of GIM in the 1980’s through her clinical practice and as Coordinator of Helen Bonny’s GIM training in the U.S., then in 1995 she established the model as a new paradigm of training at the Institute for Music & Consciousness.
Marilyn Clark - Guest Trainer and Supervisor
Marilyn Clark is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, an endorsed AMI Trainer and a Fellow of the AMI. Marilyn believes in the use of music and imagination as positive forces for healing. Her expertise provides to the student and client a broad perspective encompassing unconscious messages conveyed through physical symptoms, behavioral patterns that limit psychological freedom, and the abiding presence of deeper wisdom conveyed through expressions of creativity, imagination, and spirituality.
Marilyn received a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Pastoral Counseling; advanced training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music; Reiki Second Degree; and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Brief Psychotherapy training. She has taught at Temple University and Appalachian State University in the Music Therapy Departments as adjunct faculty.
Marilyn has several published articles in the Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery. She has contributed chapters to Case Studies in Music Therapy (Bruscia-ed) and to Guided Imagery and Music: the Bonny Method and Beyond (Brusica & Grocke, 2018). She has co-authored with Judith Waldman a self-care book for women entitled Stand, Flow, Shine: Caring for the Woman Within, 2013.
Marilyn is known for her calming voice and presence. She brings a curious mind and an allowing, accepting attitu
Dr Dag Korlin - Guest Trainer
Dag Körlin is a Swedish Psychiatrist, certified Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Primary Trainer of the GIM method, Director of “IMAGEing: European GIM Trainings”. He practices GIM and its adaptations within general psychiatry. He has specialized in adapting GIM for Complex Trauma (PTSD) and other stress-related disorders, and has published many journal articles and book chapters in this field. He has also developed the Breath Grounding and Modulation (“Music Breathing”) method, used as an effective adaptation of GIM to patients with complex trauma, dissociation, and other stress disorders (Music Breathing – Breath Grounding and Modulation of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: Theory, Method and Cases”, AMI Journal, 2008). Dag Körlin’s PhD research has been recently published-amongst his other writings- in his book “Music Listening, Imagery and Creativity in Psychiatry: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and Creative Arts Therapies (CATs) in Stress Disorders” (Lambert Scientific Publications, 2010). The PhD research described the role of GIM in the Creative Arts Therapies programme “Spectrum”. As well as researching and writing on GIM, he lectures, teaches and is a Consultant in Outpatient Psychiatry.
Catherine O'Leary - Assistant Trainer and Supervisor
Catherine has a BA in German and a BMus from University College Cork. She studied Music Therapy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Juliette Alvin and also Analytical Music Therapy, privately with Mary Priestley, both in London. These degrees and trainings were completed in the late 1970s. Catherine worked subsequently as a music therapist in London,(UK), Norristown, PA, (USA), and Cork, (Ireland), mainly in adult mental health including work with acute and chronic mental illness, in a variety of settings (including forensic, geriatric and psychogeriatric , drug and alcohol addiction and adolescent mental health units).
Her GIM training started in 1989 with a level 1 training run by Linda Kaiser Mardis. Marilyn Clark was her primary trainer for the advanced levels and she became a Fellow in 1995. She works privately with the classic Bonny Method of GIM method. Catherine has taught the basic principles of GIM on the MA in Music Therapy training course at the University of the West of England. She has delivered an introduction to the Bonny Method at the University of Derby and been assistant trainer to both Marilyn Clark and Carolyn Sonnen on Level 1 GIM trainings. Catherine had a Jungian analysis between 1988 and 1992. In 2013 she completed an MA in Jungian and Post-Jungian studies.
Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff - MI Trainer and Supervisor
Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff MA, MT-BC, LCAT, FAMI trained in creative arts therapies at the New School for Social Research, and received her masters degree in music therapy from New York University. Suzannah went on to complete her advanced Guided Imagery and Music training with Lisa Summer at The Institute for Music and Consciousness and is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery.
Suzannah has been adjunct faculty in the music therapy department at New York University (NYU) for several years, where she has taught the Introduction to Music Therapy and Clinical Improvisation courses, and supervised graduate music therapy students in the field. Suzannah also provides clinical supervision and training for Guided Imagery and Music trainees through The Institute for Music and Consciousness. She is a past President of the Association for Music and Imagery.
Suzannah has clinical experience working with children of parents in addiction treatment, children and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses, adolescents with developmental disabilities and for the last eight years in private psychotherapy practice, adults with mental illness, complex trauma, and PTSD.
She has presented her work at conferences and seminars, nationally and internationally, including at EWHA Womens University in South Korea, Acadia University in Canada, and the European Music Therapy Congress in Norway.
Gunn Karoline Fugle - Guest Trainer and Supervisor
Gunn Karoline Fugle is a music therapist with Cand philol, majoring in music from the University of Oslo, and a GIM therapist. She has specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry, and is an educational therapist. She has training in body psychotherapy. She is now working in mental health services for children and young people, BUP Førde, and she also teaches at Sogn og Fjordane University College, Dept. of education and music.
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