Date & Time: May 6, 2021 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

As the Pandemic continues to impact how and when we will return to in-person work, so also do the challenges of Zoom and telehealth linger.

Receive 3 CEs


How can we continue to provide enlivened, enriching and even hopeful work for our clients in the midst of Zoom fatigue? How can we move beyond words to process the grief, loss, anxiety, and anticipation about re-opening and assessing a new normal? How can we, as clinicians, maintain self-care, refueling and re-charging during one of the most demanding personal and professional times ever?

Music. Let’s turn once again to music – one of our most important emotional companions and sources of support, grounding, and connection to ourselves and others.

Based on concepts and methods from Relational Integrative Psychotherapy, Music Psychotherapy, and Creative Arts Therapies, this didactic and experiential workshop will review material presented last Fall in “Through The Lens of Music: Meeting Relational Needs Through Music During COVID-19,”* and then take a deeper look into ways to incorporate focused music listening as a clinical and personal resource. How to introduce music listening into sessions, choose appropriate music with clients, and manage the technological aspects of using music on Zoom will be discussed, along with brief case examples. In addition, applications for clinician self-care will be included. Attendance at the Fall workshop is NOT required.

To enhance the experiential component of the workshop, participants are encouraged to bring their preferred listening devices, earphones or earbuds, drawing paper, chalk pastels, craypas, or any other preferred drawing/painting materials, and/or personal journals.

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.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize basic principles of Relational Integrative Psychotherapy: the “Self-inRelationship” model, and the Eight Relational Needs.
  • Combine basic principles of Relational Integrative Psychotherapy with receptive music listening experiences for clinical application and self-care.
  • Identify ways to combine basic principles of Relational Integrative Psychotherapy with receptive music listening experiences for clinical application and self-care.
  • Explain how to appropriately choose music for focused and receptive music listening experiences with clients, and how to present music via Zoom platform.

Tuition Rates:

  • $80 Regular
  • $60 Alumni, Field Instructor, Adjunct
  • $35 VET, Student free with promo code

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Faculty Bio:

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.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology, pending NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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