Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 4:15 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Behavioral Health Matters 

Music and Trauma:  A Guide for Clinicians

Music therapy has emerged as an effective modality in the treatment of trauma.  This presentation summarizes the research on music with children, teens, and families who have experienced trauma and describes the theoretical foundation for the role of music therapy in the remediation of the effects of abuse. Participants will compare and contrast music therapy (clinical interventions) with the thoughtful application of music-based strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to practice trauma-informed music-based interventions for children through older adults.  Cases presented serve to illustrate how music-making contributed to the healing of families in crisis.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between music-making and symptom reduction for individuals/groups post-trauma.
  • Differentiate between music-based interventions and music therapy.
  • Identify 3 ways in which music therapy can be used to teach parenting skills and support children’s development.
  • Describe trauma-informed music-based interventions across the lifespan.

Presenter:  Carol Ann Blank, Ph.D., LPC, LCAT, MT-BC
Dr. Blank has over 20 years of experience facilitating and managing music therapy programs. She holds aPh.D. in Creative Arts Therapy and is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Carol Ann is also a dually LicensedProfessional Counselor and Creative Arts Therapist. She is a Level II Certified Music Together teacher. As theManager of Research and Special Needs Services at Music Together Worldwide, Carol Ann provides education,training, and mentoring to Music Together® licensees and teachers nationally and internationally. She is alsoresponsible for implementing the Music Together program models for Music Together teachers, center directors,and preschool program providers. Carol Ann owns Music Therapy Services of Central New Jersey. She utilizesMusic Therapy to address trauma, grief, depression, substance use, or issues related to dying. Her clinicalbackground includes serving individuals with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Co-Occurring Disorders, Mood Disorders,Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Schizophrenia as well as patients in cardiac rehabilitation and thoseundergoing cancer treatments. Carol Ann has worked with children, adolescents, adults and older adultsfacilitating individual, group and family sessions. Carol Ann has an extensive portfolio of presentations andpublications including Clinical Decision-Making in Music Therapy.

CE’s  NJ and PA:
3 Clinical CE's are approved for NJ LCSW/LSW/LPC/LAC/LCADC/CADC/LMFT and similar PA credentials 
via approval issued by NASW-NJ.   

This course, "Music and Trauma:  A Guide for Clinicians", Approval # 200108-1947, provided by Behavioral Health Matters, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: September 29, 2020 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 3 Clinical CE credits
for participating in this course.

CE's NY Social Workers:
Behavioral Health Matters, LLC is recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0443. 

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