Newly and recently qualified Music Therapists face a significant gap in support and professional development opportunities, particularly those who did their training during the Covid-19 pandemic. Recognising this challenge, Chiltern created the NEST Programme – a comprehensive solution aimed at filling this gap and providing inexperienced Music Therapists with the tools they need to succeed.
The NEST Programme is designed to offer a supportive and inclusive community for Music Therapists to develop their skills, broaden their knowledge, and expand their network. The package includes remote mentoring, peer-led group supervision and CPD accredited training. Participants also have the opportunity to shadow one of Chiltern’s experienced therapists, either in person or virtually. The 8 month programme ends with a 1:1 coaching session.
Our first NEST cohort kicked off in November 2022 and we've already had some wonderful feedback:
"As a newly qualified music therapist it has been so valuable to have extra opportunities to extend my knowledge and understanding of music therapy. It has been wonderful to share experiences with other music therapists and to feel connected and part of a community."
Another participant reflected:
“NEST is ideal for people who have trained in the pandemic and feel their training was impacted by covid. It is comforting to know that there is support available for newly qualified music therapists at the start of their careers."
We're now inviting participants to our next cohort, commencing in April 2023.
The programme is open to any Music Therapists (working in the UK or internationally) within their first 3 years post qualification.
So, what are you waiting for? Find out more on our NEST page or contact email@example.com with any questions or to book your place on the programme. The deadline for joining the next cohort is 15th March 2023. The cohort will run from April to December.