Free Webinar: Art & Music Therapy-The Value of Co-treating Students w/ Autism

Free Webinar: Art & Music Therapy-The Value of Co-treating Students w/ Autism

Overview: Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manager behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem (American Art Therapy Association). Music Therapy is the clinical use of music interventions to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program (American Music Therapy Association).

Art and Music Therapy are often used independently to treat individuals on the Autism Spectrum. At Monarch Center for Autism, our middle school and high school students have benefitted from receiving combined art and music therapy as a collaborative, multi-disciplinary treatment modality. This collaboration has promoted greater success in numerous areas including social skills, appropriately commenting (both positively and negatively), critical thinking skills (including reflecting on emotions), and accepting and following expectations. Multi-disciplinary sessions, which incorporate numerous visual supports including video models and organizational charts, appeal to the students' creativity, are relevant to their everyday lives, and help them acquire important skills in a refreshing manner.

During this webinar, participants will learn:

  • The definitions of Art and Music Therapy

  • How students with autism benefit from Art and Music Therapy

  • Case studies demonstrating how students benefit from the co-treatment of these therapies

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time: 3pm to 4pm EST

Location: This lecture is only available online

Price: Free

Facilitators: Courtney Carnes, MS (Art Therapist at Monarch Center for Autism) and Julie Hopkins, MT-BC (Music Therapist at Monarch Center for Autism)

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please register online or call 216-320-6805. You will receive webinar instructions prior to the lecture.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm