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Sunday, November 8 • 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Integrating Dance/Movement & Music Therapies in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

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ROOM 712

Integrating complementary treatment modalities gives us greater flexibility in meeting the preferences and needs of our patients and clients. In this 90-minute workshop, we will examine the integrative process of combining music therapy and dance/movement therapy for working with adult patients in a psychiatric inpatient facility. Individual and group responses to multimodal experiences will be presented, and the advantages and challenges of multimodal treatments will be discussed, detailing the interactions and negotiations between co-facilitators that can occur. Various themes, such as group cohesion and synchrony during the music and movement sessions, will be touched upon. An experiential exercise will demonstrate how the integration of music therapy and dance/movement therapy principles and interventions may be incorporated into a collaborative practice that can better serve the variety of people with whom we work.

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


Frank Wagner, MA, LCAT, NRMT

Frank Wagner, MA, LCAT, NRMT, is presently an adjunct professor at Queensborough Community College, CUNY, and a visiting professor at Pratt Institute. For the past 18 years, he has practiced music therapy and currently serves as a supervisor of creative arts at the Woodhull Hospital... Read More →

Lucia Sirota, MS, R-DMT

Lucia Sirota, MS, R-DMT, is a recent graduate of Pratt Institute's dance/movement therapy master's program. She has worked primarily with adults in psychiatric inpatient facilities. Lucia is a dancer, a cellist and a pianist. Her experience in dance and music prompted an interest... Read More →

Sunday November 8, 2015 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)