32nd International Symposium on Child Abuse

I had the pleasure of presenting a workshop at the recent 32nd International Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama with my colleague Angi Gibson, LPC.   The topic was generated after I noticed that therapists from a variety of different disciplines utilize popular music as a listening tool in their therapy sessions.   I presented from the music therapy perspective on the use of popular music for meeting the adolescent client where they are “at”, listening, lyric analysis and the possible contraindications that one might encounter when using music in the course of trauma focused therapy for child abuse.   It was so much fun to hear how other professionals in the counseling, social work and child protective services world utilize popular music with their clients.  I was happy to share  the time with such a wonderful group of helping professionals.   The room was packed with many eager to make more connections with their clients and children in their care.   Amazing group of people and wonderful experience.

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