Through the Lens of Music: Meeting Relational Needs Through Music During COVID-19
Based on concepts and methods from Relational Integrative Psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapies, this course will focus on music as a positive resource and how to meet emotional and relational needs through music.
2 Live CE’s for social workers, psychologists, CASAC (pending), LMFT, LMHC, LCAT.
COVID-19 has brought new challenges for ways to access and implement self-care, refueling and re-charging for both clients and clinicians. The search for connection, grounding and stability in the midst of so much uncertainty has never been greater. One of the most effective forms of emotional support, grounding and connection is already all around us.It’s in our phones, I-pods, computers and radios. It’s music.
Music Therapists have long embraced, and proven through qualitative and quantitative research, that music is a powerful source for healing and connection. Music is our constant emotional companion through our life span, providing an on-going chronicle of our lives and experiences. Music is one of our best friends; an important, source for meeting relational needs with ourselves and others. During this time of social distancing music can, and should, be with us.
Based on concepts and methods from Relational Integrative Psychotherapy and Creative Arts Therapies, this course will focus on music as a positive resource and how to meet emotional and relational needs through music. Applications for self-care, as well as ideas to introduce these concepts in clinical work will be presented, along with some brief case examples.
This workshop offers an overview of the use of music and Relational Integrative Psychotherapy with various clinical populations. This workshop is an introduction only and does not substitute for more in-depth training in Music Therapy, Music Psychotherapy, Guided Imagery and Music, and/or Relational Integrative Psychotherapy.
- $70 – General Rate
- $50 – Alumni, Adjuncts, Field Instructors Rate
- $25 – Student Rate
- Participants will be able to summarize the Relational Integrative Psychotherapy and the “Self-in-Relationship” model, and how music can be used to create a connection to self and others.
- Participants will be able to identify the “Eight Relational Needs” of Relational Integrative Psychotherapy and how music can be used to address these needs.
- Participants will be able to discuss ways to combine basic principles of Relational Integrative Psychotherapy, with receptive music listening experiences, for self-care and clinical application.
Carol Merle- Fishman, M.A., LCAT, FAMI, LMHC, is the President of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association, a Certified International Integrative Psychotherapist/Trainer/Supervisor, and co-author of “The Music Within You.” She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She is on the faculty of the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy Vancouver, B.C., and is in private practice in New York.