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Summer 2017 – BAMT podcast

Luke Annesley talks to Leslie Bunt, Professor of Music Therapy at the University of the West of England, author, clinician, and trainer and supervisor in Guided Imagery in Music (GIM), about integrative approaches to music therapy, the inherent risks in clinical work, and liminality.

Listen to the podcast here.

Summer 2014 – A new edition of Leslie Bunt’s book Music Therapy – An Art Beyond Words was published by Routledge. This second edition is co-authored with Brynjulf Stige.

Leslie is currently revising ‘The Hanbook of Music Therapy’ (Routledge, 2002) with co-editors Sarah Hoskyns and Sangeeta Swamy.

July 2013 – Installed as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Next trainings in Guided Imagery and Music:

The next Level 1 training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music will be part of a Continuing Professional Development module at the University of the West of England. The course will take place between May 11 and 15 2016, preceded by an introductory day (April 29) and a day for presentations (May 27) for the 15 credit option. Please contact Leslie for the next training in Italy.

Honorary Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Musicians 2012 - The first time the award has been given to a music therapist

MBE for services to music therapy, June 2009.

Royal Society for Public Health - Arts and Health Award 2008
Special commendation for contributions in the field of music and health research.

The Beacon Fellowship.
Highly Commended - Community Builder 2007

This was awarded to Leslie in recognition of his outstanding contribution to charitable and social causes.






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