ITA has been busy this fall! Staff members gave presentations centered around Music and Art Therapy to groups in Illinois and North Carolina.
On October 13th, Jeffrey Wolfe, ITA Director of Community Programs and Financial Operations, co-led the Illinois Association for Music Therapy fall workshop with Courtney Wrubel, MT-BC, of Lawrence Hall Youth Services. Their workshop, More Boom for Your Buck: Using modern technology for clinical and business practices, was also hosted at ITA. Participants learned about current trends in music technology software, apps, and electronic health records for clinical and business practices. Participants were invited to engage in a group process to encourage the use and understanding of software and recording technology for their current practice.
In mid-October, ITA’s music therapist, Amanda Ziemba, was invited to be the presenter of Grand Rounds for Brody School Of Medicine at East Carolina University. Amanda’s presentation, Music Therapy in Pediatric Care: An introduction to the clinical use of music in pediatric care was attended by doctors, residents, medical students, and other professionals from the ECU network. Attendees learned about the foundations of music therapy and how music therapy could be used to support the needs of their pediatric patients in the NICU, PICU, and general hospital populations.
In late October, ITA Clinical Director, Dr. Marni Rosen, Art Therapist, Cara Wellvang, and former ITA Art Therapy Intern, Amber Przybyla presented at the NAMI Illinois State Conference in Northbrook, IL. You can view their presentation, Moving from Coping Skill to Practice: Art Making to Facilitate DBT/CBT Behavioral Integration, through the NAMI Illinois website
If you are interested in learning more about Creative Arts Therapies visit our Professional Development page. A new round of presentations will be listed in January.
If you are interested in bringing ITA to your organization to lead a workshop, email Dr. Marni Rosen, Practice Director.