Research Project selected by AMTA ITA has exciting news to report! Alexandra Wilson, a Music Therapy Intern from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been selected for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Music Therapy Perspectives Undergraduate Research Award for the research project she completed in her senior year at Ohio University, Music Therapy Students’ Preparedness and Training to […]
Come Join Healthy Aging Through Singing!
Healthy Aging through Singing, Downtown and Evanston Music therapist Andra Duncan is leading “Healthy Aging through Singing” to benefit individuals with primary progressive aphasia and dementia. We are looking for participants for a group at our Evanston location. If you or someone you know could benefit, contact Dr. Marni Rosen. Sign up now; sessions at […]
Music Can Enhance the Therapeutic Process, but Not All Music Is Therapeutic: Understanding How and When to Use Music within a Session
It seems music is everywhere. Anytime I am on the EL, I feel at least half of the passengers I see around me have earbuds in—perhaps listening to music while they are multi-tasking? Music is now also very accessible—from i-Tunes to Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube, anyone can access music with a few clicks of a […]
Three New Clinical Interns Join ITA’s Team this Month!
Did you know, ITA trains at least four creative arts therapy interns each year? Allow us to introduce the newest additions to the ITA clinical internship program! Alexandra Wilson is a music therapy intern from Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate work in music therapy at Ohio University and studied voice as her primary […]
Register for ITA Open House! Tuesday November 1st, 2016
Participate in networking, creative arts demonstrations, or CEU’s at ITA! We would like to invite our colleagues in the educational, mental health, and medical communities to join us for an open house at our Evanston clinic on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. We’ve planned an enjoyable and informative event providing you with many opportunities to learn about […]
Announcing New Development Manager!
ITA Welcomes Sarah Ghantous as its First Development Manager! As ITA grows, we are able to add more and more skilled professionals to our team. Our newest employee, Sarah Ghantous, will serve as ITA’s first Development Manager and will design and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for our organization. Having Sarah on staff will allow us to […]
Rebecca West Presents at RIC Stroke Course
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 […]
Save the Drama, Hold the Drama, or better yet, Grow from Drama
Understanding and Applying Elements of Drama Therapy Appropriately Given that contemporary pop-culture often, unfortunately, depicts “the drama” as the experience of extremely unpleasant, out-of-control behavior best avoided (“Don’t make a scene…”), there is clearly a great need to articulate the beneficial aspects of drama. For health professionals that already appreciate the therapeutic benefits of theatre, […]
ITA Co-sponsors Conference with Health & Disabilities Advocates on Sept. 16, 2016!
Experiential Learning Conference Explore Creative Arts and Alternative Therapies for Working with Trauma When: Friday, September 16th, 2016 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Institute for Therapy through the Arts 1702 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL 60201 Register HERE by Sept. 9th ITA is thrilled to partner with the Health and Disability Advocates for a day of […]
Big Shoulders Fundraiser: The Recap
Life is… On July 16th, Big Shoulders Theatre Troupe presented Life Is …, a benefit concert for ITA. Popular musical theater selections were performed by Big Shoulders ensemble members, including such songs as “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Schroeder” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, “Model Behavior” from Women on the Verge of […]