Rosemary Faire

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Rosemary Faire

BSc (Hons), PhD (Macq); MA (Ohio State Univ); Grad Dip Mus Ther (UTS), Expr.Arts Ther., (European Grad.School)

Academic area: CREA Community Music Therapy Project

Telephone: +61 2 9514 5254
Room: K2.422
Campus: Kuring-gai

Dr Rosemary Faire is a university educator and therapist whose career has spanned biology, somatic education, music therapy and expressive arts therapy. She has designed and run courses in tertiary and adult education settings since 1981, and has over ten years experience working with individuals and groups in the contexts of personal development, movement therapy, music therapy, and community arts.

Rosemary co-ordinates the Education Faculty's Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy, lectures in Music Therapy and Integrated Arts Therapy subjects and co-ordinates the CREA Community Music Therapy Project, which offers individual and group sessions for students and the general public. Dr Faire also works as a Music and Movement Therapist in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. She recently qualified as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

Research Areas:

postgraduate studies in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy
fostering networking and collaboration among Creative Arts Therapists working through different arts modalities
sound and dance improvisation groups for community wellness; the personal meaning for participants
environmental community arts/ ecological expressive therapies in social change work and community cultural development
intrapersonal learning within Music Therapy training - the role of experiential learning groups as part of training and supervision of students

Faire, Rosemary (2004) Myself: How to be as if - A Review, Poiesis: A Journal of the Arts and Communication, 6, 176-178.
Faire, Rosemary (2003) Music Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health, pp52-57 in Issakidis, C., Hanlon, P., Robertson, S., Kellehear, K. et al. (2003) There's No Health Without Mental Health, Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Sydney Conference Proceedings 2002, TheMHS Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Faire, R. 2002, 'Soundasations - Sound and Dance Conversations: The story of an evolving community improvisation ritual'. In Music Alive, the Community Music section of Music Forum, 8/2, pp34-35, December-January.

Faire, R. (2002), 'Even Smarter Bodies? Increasing the Somatic Literacy of PDHPE teachers', ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, vol 49(1): pp16-20