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11th May 2023

International conference 

"Music Therapy in Europe and Latvia"

12-13th May 2023

Registration in person on
the day will also be possible on 11th,12th and 13th May

These prices are a flat rate for all tree days.
There are no discounts for days not attended.

 11.-13.05.2023. LMTAA & LMuzTA members, members of EMTC assiliated associatins

70,00 Eiro, till 1st March

100,00 Eiro, till 1st April

150,00 Eiro, till 1st May

200,00 Eiro after 1st May


11.-13.05.2023. LiepU & RSU students

50,00 Eiro,   till 1st March

75,00 Eiro, till 1st April

100,00 Eiro, till 1st May

150,00 Eiro, after 1st May


11.-13.05.2023. Others

90,00 Eiro, till 1st March

140,00 Eiro, till 1st April

200,00 Eiro, till 1st May

250,00 Eiro, after 1st May


Single workshop on the day  - 

50,00 Eiro


On May 13, at 18:00, after the workshops, a social banquet is planned at the cultural centre "Namīns". Latvian traditional songs and dances, hot soup and pancakes cooked ower the fire.
All conference guests are welcome!




Cerebral stroke causes various types of disorders and negatively affects a person's quality of life, and the rehabilitation process requires a multidisciplinary approach, in which music therapy can make a significant contribution. Music therapy addresses various areas of a person's functioning, such as physical, cognitive, social and emotional, and uses an approach based on scientific information and insights about the effects of music on the neurophysiological basis of cognition and sensorimotor functions. Therefore, I will introduce the audience to how the scientific literature and practicing music therapists in European countries describe the therapy process and what are the main basic principles in working with people after a cerebral stroke.


"The purpose of the presentation is to update palliative and hospice care in Latvia, as well as the volunteer movement of the hospice care system. I will share stories about various actions of the Hospiss LV foundation, in which I have participated both as a volunteer and as a music therapist. I will update the topic of humanity in hospice care"

Aija Ozola, Zane Roslova, 

Inga Marte Līce

Self-care refers to activities to support one's own health and well-being. It is a resource that people especially need in times of stress and crisis. Is it possible to promote self-care through music?

With the support of the Rīga Stradiņš University Student Research and Innovation Grant, a research project has been implemented (led by project mentors professor Kristīne Mārtinsone and lecturer Jana Duhovska), which has created the first music- and web-based intervention in Latvia - a set of 120 music-based activities to promote diverse self-care strategies. We will present the steps of the intervention development and the results of the implemented research phases. Meet MusInn!


Dr. Manuel Sequera

Music therapist. PhD. at the University of Salamanca, Faculty of Medicine. Doctoral thesis on Burnout Syndrome in music therapists in Spain. Specialized in Music Therapy and Geriatrics and Neurorehabilitation. Co-director of Huella Sonora Music Therapy. President of the Spanish Scientific Society of Music Therapy. His activity is focused on clinical intervention, training and research.   He participates as a speaker at numerous national and international conferences. He coordinates the Master of Music Therapy at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Extremadura. Trainer specialized in Burnout Syndrome, Geriatrics, disability and business vision in Music Therapy and self experience in Universities, Associations and public-private centers


Nicky Roland has been integrating art therapy and mindfulness since 2014. She qualified as an art therapist in 2008 and a mindfulness teacher 2014, and her passion is bringing the two modalities together. The core values embedded in her approach include inviting kindness and care, encouragement of non-judgemental responses, patience in allowing change to occur, and appreciation and recognition of how we are in the present moment.

Nicky works face-to-face in East Sussex and London (and online). She sees clients individually and offers a weekly online art therapy and mindfulness group. She is a supervisor and trainer, and offers CPD training with organisations which include: London Art Therapy Centre, British Association of Art Therapists and Hertfordshire University. She has presented at conferences internationally. She has previously worked within the NHS and the voluntary sector.

Jeannette MacDonald

Trained at the Royal Ballet School, London. She danced professionally in Europe and the UK before pioneering her work with dance in the UK National Health Service. (NHS) In 1972 she created the first post as a Dance Movement Therapist within the UK National Health Service and continued to develop the profession within the health service over a 38-year career.

She was a member of the first Executive Council at the inception of ADMP UK in 1982 and has twice chaired the Association.

Jeannette teaches and lectures nationally and internationally and is currently a core tutor on the DMT Masters Course, Codarts, Rotterdam. She is visiting lecturer for Masters’ Courses in Barcelona, Warsaw, Zagreb, Beijing and Shanghai. Jeannette teaches in Lisbon at Psinove Psychotherapy Clinic. She teaches for Apollo Education in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou and for the Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing University. She has published several book chapters and peer reviewed articles and continues to maintain a private therapy, supervision and consultancy practice. She is a regular contributor to national and international conferences. Jeannette is the ADMP UK deputy delegate to the European Association for Dance Movement Therapy and a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Jeannette maintains strong links with the dance profession and is a Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dance and a Practical Teaching Supervisor on its teaching courses.

She is a registered member of UKCP:

Jeannette is available for clinical supervision, personal therapy, course consultancy in London, Exeter and Rotterdam. Email for initial free consultation. [email protected]

Freya Briley
I qualified with an MA in dramatherapy, in 2021. For the past 18 months, following a year placement, I have been working full time, in the National Health Service (NHS), in acute mental health inpatient settings, working with older adults. Prior to my MA I ran my own business for 6 years, using drama and theatre based workshops, with a variety of populations, including schools, prisons and within corporate settings, to develop and grow wellbeing. Since my BA Hons undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre studies, I have been passionate about how the arts, in particular drama, can be used to help people. I feel unbelievably lucky to be doing this work and am proud to 'bang the drum' for the development and increased awareness of dramatherapy.
Dr. Dr. h.c. Reiner Haus 
Honorary Doctor of University Liepaja / Latvia 
Work place: Senior fellow at Technical University Dortmund Department for Rehabilitation Science, Germany Main responsibilities: Teaching research and practice of music therapy for people with disabilities Academic organisation of Bachelor- and Masterprograms 
Academic education:  Doctoral study (Dr. rer. medic.) at Medical School of University Witten-Herdecke/Germany: 2001 Music therapy (Dipl. Music Therapist) at Medical Scholl of University Witten-Herdecke /Germany 1990 Rehabilitation Science (Dipl. Special Education) at Evangelical University of applied Science Bochum /Germany 1987 Additional Training: Dance Therapy (University of the Nations, Kona / Hawaii) Personal and organizational management ( XPAND international ltd.)

Andželika Postu

A pianist and music therapist, is the founder of the Romanian Music Therapy Association. She works as a music therapist at the Charité University Hospital for Psychiatry in Berlin and is a PhD student at the University of the Arts in Berlin, researching music therapy in Romania from an ethnographic and academic point of view. As an associate lecturer, Angelica Postu teaches Introduction to Music Therapy seminars at the National University of Music in Bucharest and at the "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy in Cluj.

Gustavo Schulz Gattino

PhD, is a music therapist and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University (Denmark). He is a teacher of the Bachelor, Master and PhD music therapy programs at the same university. He is accredited as a music therapist by the Portuguese Association of Music Therapy (APMT) and the country representative of Denmark in the European Music Therapy Confederation (EMTC). Dr Gattino is the editor of the Portuguese Journal of Music Therapy (RPM). He is a member of the International Music Therapy Assessment Consortium (IMTAC) and also a member of the Publications Commission of the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) [[email protected]]

Loreta Kačiušytė Skramtai 

Doctor of Social Sciences, Master of Health Sciences (Music therapy)

Snieguolė Dikčiūtė  

composer, a doctoral student at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Katie Roth

Katie has a BA in Primary Education from Exeter University, UK and an MA in Music Therapy from Liepāja University, Latvia. She is also a certified non-directive play therapist with Play Therapy UK/Play Therapy International and has completed the Creative Supervision course at the London Centre for Psychodrama. She currently works in a mainstream school in Latvia with children who have emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. In addition to this, she leads workshops and training for social workers, crisis-centre staff, foster and adoptive parents and many other groups of all ages. She has been the EMTC Country Representative for Latvia since 2017.

Ieva Ergle

Graduated dance and movement therapist, psychotherapy specialist (psychoorganic analysis). Co-author of the book "Art therapy" (2011). Works with adults in groups at the "Eating Disorders Resource Center" and individually in the private practice.

Anna Šteina

(LDTA (Latvia Dramatherapy Association))

 Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Actress, Lecturer

Master degree in Health Care (Arts therapist with specialization Dramatherapy)(Riga Stradins University), certified dramatherapist (registered with the Ministry of Health). Certified supervisor.

Lecturer in  The Arts Therapy programme at Riga Stradiņš University.. 

Private practice..

Work experience: Mental health care hospital “Gintermuiza” (psychiatry), RIGA EAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (HIV/AIDS, rehabilitation)

Conducted dramatherapy workshops in Greece, Germany and Great Britain.

BA in Theatre actressStudies and still works as a freelance actress.

Dace Visnola

Dr.paed. (art education), (art therapy), 

certified art therapist, certified sand play therapist, 

certified supervisor, eligible for teaching art therapy,

art teacher, mentor, and lecturer from Latvia

Dace Visnola, Dr.paed. (art education, University of Latvia), (art therapy, Riga Stradins University), certified art therapist, certified supervisor, certified sand play therapist, art teacher, lecturer, creativity trainer, and mentor. Living in Latvia, practicing art therapy for 15 years in private practice and different organizations (Psychiatry division in Children Hospital, Rehabilitation division in Sigulda Hospital, non-governmental organizations for people with special needs, etc.). Offers group and individual art therapy for children and adults. The main fields of work in art therapy are psychosomatic, mental disorders, emotional difficulties, distress, anxiety management, and personal growth. Offers workshops for adults who would like to explore themselves for self-development and stress management. The workshops about colors, symbols, and mandalas are the most required. Has delivered lectures and workshops and presented reports and scientific findings about art education and art therapy in several countries. Has written around 39 publications in art education and art therapy. The most important:

Visnola D. et al. Effects of art therapy on stress and anxiety of employees. In: Proceedings

of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Rīga: The Latvian Academy of Sciences,

Vol. 64, Nr.1/2, 2010, 85-91.

Visnola, D. The Role of Art in the Exploration of Personality as Wholeness. In: Education for science and practice. Rīga: LU, 2018, 73-96.




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