Music Therapy - English
When she is a music therapist Hélène Engel becomes : Hélène Century
She graduated at UQAM in 2000 and was Accredited in 2005.
Hélène Century practices music therapy for 16 years now in various setting and many different clients. After 8 years in early intervention with children with severe developmental issues, she worked mostly in mental health which has always particularly interested her and kept broadening her action towards elderly people in various types of caring institutions. She also worked in mental deficiency and in neonatology.
She sometimes wears 2 hats at the same time like when she does artist residencies like for instance with the projects "Judéo-Madrigal" & "Comptes de Fées" with a groupe of abused women at Auberge Shalom or the projects "Agir par l'imaginaire" & "Soma populi" at the Tanguay prison. There, she does not do therapy but her knowledge and expertise favor group cohesion and lead to poignant and meaningful créations.
2016 : " Guide d'activités culturelles pour les aînés ". Published by Partage Humanitaire - Laval (participation) p 91 à 118 : 20 musical activities explained in step by step for elderly people.
2011 : " Le temps d'agir ",Publié par Planète Rebelle (participation)Livre + CD sur l'expérience en milieu carcéral " Agir Par l'Imaginaire ", Published by " Les filles électriques ". In this book are published the art created by the incarcerated women of the Tanguay prison in the frame of "Agir par l'imaginaire". The songs written during the vocal workshop with Helene Engel are among them.
2011 : " Célébrer la Collaboration, Art communautaire et Art activiste humaniste au Québec et ailleurs " (participation) p 30 & 31, Published by Engrenage Noir / Levier, LUX éditeur et Detselig entreprise.
Description of the project Judéo-Madrigal and comments about the experience
2010 : " La musicothérapie ", Le Coq-héron 2010/3 (n° 202) published by Eres, p. 94-114. After a quick definition of what is music therapy and an overview of her practice in Québec, the author exposes the vision inspiring her therapeutical practice illustrating it with clinical case stories. http://www.cairn.info/revue-le-coq-heron-2010-3-page-94.htm