Workshops

Listen Up: Finding the Song Within: Music Improv Skills in the Treatment of Trauma

Clinicians are often conduits for fostering hope and change in client populations that present multiple complex clinical concerns. Frequently, these clients have experienced longstanding histories of multiple traumas that may include forms of deprivation and victimization, which impact human development and shut down creativity and the ability to play. In this interactive workshop, we will provide an introduction to using music and movement improvisation techniques as therapeutic tools which support clients transition to states of well-being. Through creating music in the moment participants will have opportunities to explore practical skills, using music as a medium, for self-expression, interpersonal communication, and creativity. Methods include the use of easy to play multi-cultural instruments and connecting to the body and voice. Relevant literature and case examples will be discussed. No musical experience is needed.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.