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$20 COVID COMPASSION RATE: Music Therapy, Mental Health, & Self-Care with Erin Clark (RP, MTA)

This asynchronous webinar aims to provide participants with the skills and tools to increase their work within a mental health perspective. Whether you are a Music Therapist or an Allied Health Clinician, this webinar will help to enhance your understanding of the connections between Music and Mental Health.

No prerequisites are required.

Course breakdown: Video (2 hours) and PDF documents for experiential learning (1 hour)

Facilitated by Erin Clark RP MTA

Erin Clark is a certified Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist. She currently works in Senior Care and Inpatient Mental Health at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. She has provided several professional development workshops to mental health teams, through grand rounds and organized events. She is recognized as a supervisor by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), and is currently heading up the Mental Health Task Force for the CAMT. Erin is a mother, singer/songwriter, Reiki practitioner and composer of meditation music. 

Part One
Video Length: 50 minutes
- Speaker Introduction
- Mental Health: What it is, and what it is not
- Self-Care: What it is, and what it is not
- How Do You Hold Space?
- Poem Exploration: You Are Who You Are Looking For
- Top 5 Self-Care Techniques
- What Am I really Doing When I Self-Care?
Supplementary Materials: Complete Self-Care Balance Wheel (1 hour Self Reflection)

Part Two
Video Length: 58 minutes
- Empowering Clients through the Recovery Model
- Composing SMART Mental Health Goals
- Living the Recovery Model: Developing Your Self-Care Toolkit and Adapting for Clients
a) Journaling
b) Meditations
c) Gratitude
d) Positive Affirmations
e) Setting Boundaries
f) Holding Space for Yourself
4. Song Exploration and Lyric Analysis

Learning Objectives and CBMT Domains:

1. Recognize why music is an effective intervention for individuals with various medical and psychological challenges (I.D.10)
2. Compose a mental health goal (I.D.6)
3. Demonstrate ability to apply several self-care techniques including meditation, positive affirmations and gratitude journaling (I.D.12; II.A.2.b; II.A.2.g; II.A.2.o)
4. Demonstrate ability to adapt self-care techniques for use with clients (I.D.12; I.D.16)

Cancellation: In the instance that a workshop needs to be cancelled on behalf of the Music Therapy Academy (MTAcademy), a full refund will be issued to all paid registrants. E-mail [email protected] to inquire about refunds. Substitutions are available; a colleague or friend may attend in your place, at no extra cost, or you may switch your registration to another MTAcademy webinar at a later date at no fee.

Music Therapy, Mental Health, and Self-Care is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 credits. The Music Therapy Academy (Approved Provider #P-201) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.