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Saturday, November 7 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Sound and Safe: Music Psychotherapy in Trauma Recovery

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While accessing the depths of painful memories may be necessary in psychotherapy, establishing safety is the most critical first step in trauma work. Music is a powerful modality that can be used to support the journey into these depths; its dual ability of evoking, yet containing, an emotional memory creates a safe container for self-exploration and introspection. This paper session will outline how music can aid the process of navigating through traumatic material. Participants will be invited to actively engage in the examination and discussion of this topic. Case examples and relevant theoretical concepts will support the presentation of innovative music therapy techniques used in the treatment of trauma.

Eligible for 1.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, is a music psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He holds a master's from New York University, where he is now an adjunct faculty member, and is completing a PhD at Lesley University. Brian is the founding director of Creative Arts... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm PST
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)