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Music Therapy And Caring For Our Community Veterans

Music Therapy And Caring For Our Community Veterans


Location: Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

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From: April 17, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Karla C. Hawley, MT-BC, M.Ed.

Details: Walter Reed's National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) has the first state-of-the-art research center to test treatment plans integrating creative arts therapies alongside traditional rehabilitative treatments for patients in military settings. In November 2012, music therapy was added to healing art efforts at NICoE and throughout Walter Reed with the hiring of music therapists. In addition, over the past decade, there has been a marked increase in collaborative research between neuroscientists and music therapy scholars. Music is a powerful tool because it influences physiological responses, behaviors, thoughts, memories, and emotions—whether or not they reach conscious awareness. Given the signature injuries of recent wars including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), major depression, polytrauma, and a whole host of complicating sequelae such as substance abuse, family conflict, and suicide risk, you will learn in this presentation how music therapy can effectively treat many of these signature injuries.

Objectives: At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand Music Therapy as a professional and allied heathcare service
  2. Understand where and how music therapy services are currently being delivered in Washington
  3. Understand how music is process in the brain and its healing impact on Trauma
  4. Understand the significance of preferred music
  5. Experience specific music therapy interventions as related to certain signature injuries
  6. Cost: Free!

    Parking: Ample parking in parking lot; closest to the Senior Center

    Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
    The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.