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 students where Jenni presented the Keynote: Building Bridges, Cultivating Relationships. The students learned all about the importance of networking and making new connections.
Jeffrey was honored with the Illinois Association for Music Therapy’s (IAMT) Service Award for his outstanding dedication to the profession in Illinois for the past 5 years. Jenni Rook, IAMT, Past President presented this award on behalf of the organization.
Way to go, Jeff! We are so very proud of you!
Jeff will be co-chairing the GLR mentorship program and presented on the benefits of participating as both a mentor and mentee with colleagues Angie Snell and Dr. Terra Merrill.
Jenni presented on Client-Centered Music Therapy, describing the benefits of a nondirective approach with a variety of clientele.
Jeff and Jenni also attempted to recruit new trainees at the Internship Fair.
It was an eventful and inspiring weekend, and ITA was glad to be a part of another successful music therapy conference!