DE KOCK, Karen

DE KOCK, Karen

Centurion, Pretoria
012 667 4224
084 792 7865
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Karen de Kock is a Music Therapist and GIM (Guided Imagery and Music) Fellow and runs a private practice in Irene, Centurion.

• Registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) under the Arts Therapies, since 2004, practice number 067 000 0164704.
• Fellow of the AMI (association of Music and Imagery)
• Part Time Lecturer in Voice and clinical supervisor for the M.Mus Music Therapy Program at the University of Pretoria
• Music Therapist at Vista Psychiatric Clinic in Centurion
• Music Therapist at Clearview Clinic for Addictions in Kameeldrift
• Music Therapist at Little Eden, Elvira Rota Village in Bapsfontein for intellectually and physically disabled persons
• Private Practise in Centurion and patients in palliative care, offering music to families and patients at the “end of life”.
• Corporate Wellness- and Team building Sessions.
• Offers “Caring for Carers”, a programme that provides carers in institutional and clinical settings an opportunity for self expression and debriefing

Karen is qualified to use the following approaches:

• GIM (Guided Imagery and Music – The Bonny Method) aka Receptive Music Therapy. A method which involves music listening as opposed to active participation. A repertoire of recorded music is primarily taken from the Classical genre and is well researched and selected to enable a specific journey. The method involves a deeper state of consciousness in which the journey through music and images could bring about personal development and growth, spiritual development and growth, resolution of emotional struggles, restoration of relationship issues, stress related issues etc.
• Creative Music Therapy, which involves active participation on a variety of percussion instruments with or without singing. This approach is well suited to the person who finds verbal communication difficult as well as persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.
• Community Music Therapy: A group musical improvisation and performance approach, with community building, empowerment and building of self confidence as main goals.
• MARI (Mandala Asssessment Research Instrument):  A well researched system that uses color and symbols to explore underlying issues and problems.

Formal Qualifications:

• Matriculated at Pro Arte School ,Pretoria with piano and classical guitar
• B.Mus Performance (Voice) at University of Cape Town
• B.Mus Hons (Musicology) cum Laude at University of Cape Town
• M.Mus Music Therapy at University of Pretoria
• Qualified GIM Fellow –Institut Imago, Germany; Registered with AMI –Association for Music and Imagery
• Qualified MARI Practitioner with MARI Creative Resources Inc

Published 27 September 2012

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