Music and Sound in Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents - March 9, 2018


Music and Sound in Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents - March 9, 2018


Date: March 9, 2018
Time: Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Tuition: $126.50
Early Bird: $110.00 (before 2/23/2018) - use promo code: music

Continuing Education (CE): 5.5 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Valente Orozco , LCSW,  RPT-S, PPS

This workshop will provide an overview of Gestalt therapy principles underlying the use of sound and music in therapy with children.  Gestalt therapy’s focus on contact and the importance of relational processes in therapy is embodied and lived in the sound created between client and therapist. Based in Gestalt principles, attendees will learn how sound and music can bring deeper meaning and experience to the therapeutic encounter. Current neuroscience informs the importance of experience to the developing mind.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience the impact of playful musical exploration, first hand and bring the techniques learned to their clients.  When children have the chance to experience their ability to use sound to express feeling and explore experiences, they can deepen their understanding of their world and themselves.  Our sense of hearing, rhythm, and beat connect us and are inborn.  To strengthen a child’s ability to hear, sense, and feel the rhythms of the world around them supports their sense of self and ability to make contact with their environment. 

This workshop is designed/appropriate for all professionals including: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, art and music therapists. Coaches, managers, supervisors and others interested in exploring these topics are welcome. 

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Describe the initial steps in the use of music and sound in Gestalt therapy with children;
  • Apply Gestalt therapy techniques using a variety of sound and musical media;
  • Identify at least two methods for incorporating music and sound into play therapy; and
  • Identify two functions of sound and music in the contact-making process.