NVvMT and EMTC present a unique package on music therapy with traumatized persons: 1 day international symposium and 2 day workshop. In this article you can find the flyer, the program and the application form!The dramatic effects of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on a person’s ability to function are more and more acknowledged. Music therapy can help traumatized children and adults to stabilize and to create a safe space for the expression of feelings and thoughts. In a 1 day international symposium on Friday May 26, presenting lectures and workshops, we’ll highlight the way music therapy research, methods and techniques are applied to treating childhood trauma, sexual abuse, traumatized refugees, prisoners and victims of crime. Speakers are: Gene Ann Behrens (USA), Moshe Bensimon (Israel), Clare Macfarlane (Netherlands), Gitta Strehlow (Germany) and Cathy Schmartz (Luxemburg). Workshops during the afternoon include: Moshe Bensimon (Israel), Gitta Strehlow (Germany), Evangelia Papanikolaou (Greece), Jaap Orth (Netherlands) and Sander van Goor (Netherlands).
In the 2 day intensive workshop, following the symposium, on Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, Gene Ann Behrens 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.
Costs: EARLY BIRD (Before March 1) Symposium € 100,- / 2-day workshop € 300,- (symposium free). After March 1: Symposium € 150,- / 2-day workshop € 350,- (symposium free)