Sunday, March 29, 2020, from 4-6pm (EST)
This presentation outlines the basic premises of music therapy, its history, training requirements, techniques, therapeutic value to be used in a general way with individuals and group settings.
Join the SWEET Institute and Shoshana Averbach, LMSW, and learn about:
- Participants will learn the difference between music therapy/music therapist and recreational music; the inherent therapeutic value of music and training of a music therapist, assessment, goal planning
- Participants will learn several music-therapy techniques such as vocal and musical improvisation, lining out songs, music and movement.
- Participants will learn about and experience(time permitting) music therapy in the form of dance, reminiscence, speech, improvisation.
- Participants will learn about music-therapy applications in a general way that they can adapt with their specific clientele and in their personal lives.
Here's what our attendees are saying about SWEET Webinars:
“I liked that he presented in understandable terms and that he was extremely knowledgeable about the topic.”
Mary Grace, LCSW-R
"The interaction is always great between the participants and integrated so well into the presentation...thank you!"
Shoshana Averbach, LMSW
Shoshana Averbach, LMSW, MA,MT-BC, LCAT, CDP, CCM, Accredited Healer earned master’s degrees in music therapy and social work from NYU and Yeshiva University, respectively, and certifications as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Board-Certified Music Therapist, Case Manager, and accreditation as a healer through the Jewish Association of Spiritual Healers. For over 35 years, she has worked with primarily geriatrics as a social worker, music therapist, and recreation leader in nursing homes, hospice, short-term rehabilitation, dementia, senior center, home care. She has performed in over 85 geriatric facilities. She has studied numerous healing modalities and offers them to her clients for self-healing when appropriate. She produced two CDs of original, healing songs and musical compositions: The Time Is Coming (2011) and I Reclaim My Heart (2015). Shoshana currently works as a social worker in home care and performs in nursing homes in the NYC area. For more information, see her website, www.healingnotes.com.
Dr. Sidor Psychiatric Services, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Departments State Board for Social Work and Mental Health Counseling as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0471) and licensed mental health counselors (#MHC-0127)
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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator
Mardoche Sidor, MD is a Harvard-trained quadruple board certified psychiatrist who has worked both in the public and the private sector. He has done private work for eight years in three different states, and continues to consult with private practitioners throughout the US and abroad. He also has a background in leadership, management, public speaking, and program development. He also has experience in executive coaching, teaching, and writing. His overall goal is to help individuals, throughout the United States and globally. He is the CEO and President of the SWEET Institute, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and was previously Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for three different organizations. He speaks and writes fluently in four (4) languages—French, English, Spanish, and Creole, with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and Italian.
Karen Dubin-McKnight, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans almost 20 years. She has vast experience working in multiple systems bridging the gaps among different stakeholders including in the court, and community health, systems. Her added passion is in advocacy, coaching, public relations, and mediation. Her goal is to ensure that women feel empowered and have a voice “at the table.” Dr. Dubin-McKnight is the COO and Vice President for the SWEET Institute. As Executive, she has previously held positions of Court Operations Director, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, working with individuals who have experienced loss and trauma. She additionally provides clinical and management supervision.