Workshops

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I Am, My Voice...

This group is designed to incorporate music as a tool to join participants, engage creativity and emote the grit behind your voice and life experiences. Our final product will be a collaborative recording each participant will get to take home with them.  

The co-facilitation of a music therapist and psychotherapist presents a unique treatment and experiential learning opportunity. Music assisted psychotherapy takes the client on a therapeutic journey towards the discovery of intimate thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and desires. Music is a helpful tool to cope with our surroundings and express our emotions and experiences.

BENEFITS 

Improved Relationships, Builds Trust, Enhanced Communication, Development of Leadership Skills, Improve Impulse Control, Increase Attention, Encourages Self-Expression, Promotes Positive Self-Esteem, Stress Relief.  

DETAILS

When:   Every Wednesday | March 21st - May 9th | 6 - 7 p.m. | 8 sessions

Where:   Center for Music Therapy | 711 West 38th St, Building F-4 | Austin, TX 87805

Skill Level: No musical knowledge required

Investment: $80/session, or $600 in advance

Register: dave@SoundMindAustin.com

Call 512-472-5016 or email admin@centerformusictherapy.com to enroll and for more information. 

About the therapists:

David Braham MS, LMFT-S: David is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor. His primary clinical focus integrates issues related to peak performance counseling, trauma, gender violence, positive masculinity and fatherhood. Trained in family therapy, systems theory, and trauma-informed care, Dave has worked in diverse settings to provide psychotherapy to those in need. In addition to these experiences, he founded Sound Mind Austin to support the mental health and well-being of musicians and music industry professionals. He has been dedicated to working through the muse of music since his graduate thesis piloted a clinical study bridging the gap between psychotherapy and music therapy.

Eddie Konopasek MT-BC: Eddie is a Board Certified Music therapist and has been a support to teens and young adults through the power of music since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2011. Eddie has been a leader in the field and enjoys working with children who have developmental delays and finding innovative ways to help children and adults reach their potential socially, emotionally and physically through music as therapy. Eddie created a program called “Rock & Roll" music therapy and takes any opportunity to support those in need through this powerful medium.

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Rock-N-Roll Music Therapy Workshop II, April 2018

Rock-N-Roll Music Therapy Workshop is back! Come join us for our third year running April 2018.  During the workshop, participants are safely and successfully led by an experienced music therapist/band leader to collaborate as a creative team toward the exciting opportunity of making music with others and having fun! Friendship, interpersonal skills, expressive communication, risk taking, compromise/flexibility, cognitive skills, and self-esteem will be targeted as we work through challenges to successful project creation. Rock-N-Roll Music Therapy is your chance to be a Rockstar!  Prerequisite skills required to enroll: 1. Participants must currently or in the past have successfully been in individual music therapy 2. Participants must complete and pass a free screening with band leader Eddie Konopasek, MT-BC to enroll and participate in this workshop.

Cost: $800.00 (Must be paid in full in advance)

Meets: Twice a week for one hour sessions.

Call 512-472-5016 or email admin@centerformusictherapy.com to enroll and for more information. 


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Career in Music Therapy Workshop - August 2018

Choosing, building and sustaining a career in Music Therapy or a related field is the focus of this three day workshop. The workshop will explore options for a person interested in a Music Therapy, music healing or related field. It will guide you through personal life planning exercises to explore who you are and what you want from a career. The workshop will then guide you through resources and information that will be helpful in making the best choices about further education and/or professional development to put you into the most beneficial position to support and sustain your career.

The cost is $500.00 a person, and it must be paid in full at the time of registration. The dates are August 4th - 6th, 2017. However, the workshop typically begins at 9:00 a.m. on a Friday and end at 1:00 p.m. on a Sunday. The workshop will be held at the Center for Music Therapy, Inc. in Austin, TX. After you have registered, you will receive an email with the workshop schedule and your initial homework. You should complete the homework prior to arriving in order to get the most out of the workshop. The workshop will be facilitated by Hope Young, MT-BC owner/founder of The Center for Music Therapy, Inc. and Founder/Executive Director of the Soundwell. During the workshop, you will observe clinical work by a music therapist, participate in panel discussions with music therapists and patients, receive introductory training in financial management planning, and have access to music therapy periodicals and resources. The workshop includes a one-on-one mentoring session with Hope Young. Additionally, the workshop will conduct breakout sessions focused on but not limited to these specific topics:

1) Choosing the right university program or paraprofessional program

2) Setting up and maintaining a business in Music Therapy

3) Planning a career, setting short term and long term goals, and developing strategies to achieve your goals

Comments from Participants:

"What a blessing this workshop has been! A great way to find direction and how to pursue a career in Music Therapy. All my questions were answered." --Vicki Schweiss, Arlington, TX

"I really enjoyed the workshop and the opportunity to see and talk with a professional. To see how her business works was helpful in making decisions about my future." --Leonard Lee, Sun City, TX

"The workshop was so helpful! It gave me a better understanding of Music Therapy and helped me to realize my hopes and goals for the future." --Krystine Smith, New Orleans, LA