Dr. Julie Sutton (Keynote)

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Julie Sutton PhD is dual trained in music therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and registered with the UK HCPC and the British Psychoanalytic Council. With more than 35 years’ experience, she has worked within many different areas across the lifespan, including mental health, learning disability, autism, neurology and complex needs. She is also known for work with those experiencing psychological trauma. She focuses on integrating the musical core of our work with applied psychoanalytic theory. She has a special interest in improvisation.

A past Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Music Therapy she has published widely, including editing two books (Music, Music Therapy & Trauma, and The Music in Music Therapy). A former Head of Training for the London City University/Nordoff-Robbins Masters in Music Therapy, she has lectured and examined to PhD level nationally and internationally as well as holding the office of Vice President of the European Music Therapy Confederation. She currently works in a specialist NHS psychotherapy service for adults with severe and complex disturbance, as well as in private psychoanalytic practice.