International symposium music therapy and trauma

With more and more people being displaced and the acknowledgement of the effects trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on a person’s ability to function, the Dutch National Music Therapy Association (NVvMT) wants to update the international music therapy community about the treatment of trauma and PTSD.

Programme Music Therapy and Trauma

26 may 2017 – symposium

Speakers from different fields will highlight the way music therapy is applied to treating trauma and PTSD in a broad context.

  • Keynote speaker: Gene Ann Behrens (USA), PhD, MT-BC, Director of the Music Therapy Program at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Elizabethtown College, USA and Chair of the Global Crises Intervention Commission of the World Federation of Music Therapy.
  • Moshe Bensimon (Israel)
  • Clare Macfarlane (The Netherlands)

27/28 may – workshops by Gene Ann Behrens

She will train and engage participants in interpreting the needs and responses of those who have been traumatized based on neurobiology-of-trauma concepts and in using a trauma-informed framework to develop music strategies that can be implemented at various stages of treatment.

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This international meeting is organized by The Dutch national music therapy association (NVvMT) in collaboration with theEuropean Music Therapy Confederation (EMTC).