CPFT music therapist wins international award

Amelia Oldfield honoured at Austrian ceremony

CPFT music therapist wins international award
CPFT music therapist wins international award
31 July 2014

CPFT music therapist Amelia Oldfield has been honoured by the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Amelia won the WFMT’s “Clinical Impact Award” at a special ceremony in Austria in July, which was attended by 1100 music therapists from 47 different countries. Three years ago, the WFMT created four new awards - the Research and Special Projects Award; the Clinical Impact Award; the Service Award and the Advocate of Music Therapy Award.

The Clinical Impact Award honours a music therapist who has had a long-term impact on advancing the knowledge and practice of music therapy within a specific clinical area or population through the publication or presentation of his or her work.

Amelia said: “I was pleased to receive this award because I have worked continuously as a clinical music therapist for the past 34 years. Improvising live music on the clarinet, the piano, voice or percussion to enable children and families to interact and communicate, and perhaps to gain confidence or to begin to feel better about themselves, is an unbelievably rewarding and fulfilling experience.”

In addition to her clinical work, Amelia was involved in setting up the MA in music therapy at Anglia Ruskin University in 1994. She has also conducted four music therapy research investigations and has written and edited books as well as producing training videos.


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