Executive Director Jenni Rook Featured as Special Guest on The Lisa D Show With our Grand Opening behind us and our 3rd Annual Creative Arts Therapy Conference ahead of us, ITA has a lot to talk about. Executive Director Jenni Rook was delighted to receive a visit from Lisa Degliantoni, host of podcast The Lisa […]
NBC’s Christian Farr Reports on ITA’s Services to Teens We’re proud to announce that NBC 5 Chicago dedicated a segment to the Institute for Therapy through the Arts this fall! Did you miss the live airing? Not to worry! ITA also made the channel’s Making a Difference webpage, where you can watch the coverage on your own time […]
Registration is Now Open for the Great Lakes Region Music Therapy Conference! The Great Lakes Region (GLR) of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) presents its 2017 Conference on March 15-19 at the Crowne Plaza in Milwaukee, WI. This year’s theme is “Thirst for More: Tap Into Your Greatest Potential.” The Conference Keynote will be […]
A look at the use of music in stroke recovery On July 22nd and 23rd, ITA’s School Programs Manager/Music Therapy Internship Director, Rebecca West, was a guest lecturer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s (RIC) Stroke Course. The RIC Academy holds this annual interdisciplinary conference to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapists with the most […]
The Great Lakes Region (GLR) of the American Music Therapy Association annual conference took place April 14-16th in Indianapolis. ITA staff Jeffrey Wolfe and Jenni Rook were busy presenting and learning about the newest research methods used in the music therapy profession. The conference kicked off on Thursday with Passages, a student-run event for other […]
In a three part series on the WonderWhy podcast called “How Music Can Heal Us,”Emma Mac from radio station 93XRT interviews two music therapists who work with children, Elizabeth Klinger of Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Rebecca West, ITA’s School Programs Manager and Music Therapy Internship Director, about how music therapy can be […]
We were delighted to award Harriet Wadeson with the first annual Marilyn Richman Legacy Award for excellence in the field of the Creative Arts Therapies last Spring at our 40th Anniversary Gala. She was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune. Check out the article here!
Our Executive Director Jenni Rook, MT-BC, was recently a featured guest on Morning Shift, a daily talk show on WBEZ 91.5 FM. Learn about the benefits of music therapy and current legislation concerning the state of music therapy in Illinois. She was joined by music therapist Nancy Swanson, the government relations chair of the Illinois […]