Vocal Psychotherapy Music Therapy Conference

When the Psyche Sings: Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy Conference
(6 CMTEs/LCATsCE credits)

Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Larini Room, Public Square Molloy College, NY 

Conference Description
This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to experience Vocal Psychotherapy, a new In Depth Model of music psychotherapy that incorporates breath work, natural sounds and vocal improvisation with verbal processing in order to facilitate a connection to oneself and others. Vocal Psychotherapy and the relationship between client and therapist, enables clients to access feelings, images and memories from the unconscious and integrate them into conscious awareness.

Students will have opportunities to observe and participate in voice-centered therapeutic experiences, exercises and interventions.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

· To acquire both didactic and experiential knowledge of the  therapeutic qualities of vocal improvisation in music therapy

·To experience and learn the benefit of deep breathing practice not only as a necessary part of singing correctly but also as a therapeutic tool in helping clients relax, revitalize and reconnect to the body

·To understand how free improvisation using natural sounds and movements enable clients to access feelings, images and memories from the unconscious and integrate them into conscious awareness.

·To learn "Vocal Holding Techniques" and "Free Associative Singing," advanced methods of music psychotherapy that promote intrapsychic and interpersonal change and growth.

Speaker: Dr. Diane Austin DA, ACMT, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in New York City where she offers a two-year post-graduate certificate program in Vocal Psychotherapy. Dr. Austin has maintained a private practice in music/vocal psychotherapy and supervision for more than 25 years, and is an adjunct associate professor at New York University where she runs music therapy groups, teaches vocal exploration and improvisation and is a thesis advisor in the graduate music therapy department. She has lectured and taught throughout the world. Her work has been published in numerous journals and books and translated into Korean, Japanese, Greek and Portuguese. Diane created the first international distance training program in Vocal Psychotherapy in Vancouver, B.C. and established a similar program in Seoul, Korea. She is presently planning a European distance training program which would be located in London. Additionally, she taught Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy at Fredonia College which is now being taught by one of her advanced students in the new teacher's training program. Her book, "The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self" is published by Jessica Kingsley. For more information, visit her website: http://www.dianeaustin.com

**6 CMTEs/LCATs/LMHCs/Nursing CE credits**


9:30am   Breakfast (included)/Registration/Check-in

10am - 11am   Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy and new In-Depth Model

11am - 12pm   Breathing Techniques

12pm - 12:30pm   Lunch (provided)

12:30 - 1:30pm   Natural Improvisation, utilizing breath and body

1:30 - 2:30pm Vocal Holding and Free Associative Singing Techniques

2:30 - 3:30pm   Natural Improvisation with voice; from unconscious to conscious

3:30 - 4:00pm   Participant Demonstrations, Q&A

Continuing Education Credit
Music Therapy: CMTE
This conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists to award 6 Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits. The Provider maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT Policies and Criteria for Continuing Music Therapy Education.

NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: LCAT
Molloy College is an approved provider for CE credit from NY State for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: approval number CAT-0015. This program is offered for 6 hours of CEU credit for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)
As of January 1, 2017 a new law will take effect in NY State that will require that each mental health counselor licensed under the Education Law, must complete 36 hours of continuing education (CE) from a Department approved provider during each three-year registration period. Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0052. This conference is offered for six (6) CE contact hours for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs). Further information on the new requirements can be found on the following NY State webpage: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/

Nursing Continuing Education Credit
Molloy College, Continuing Education Department, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 6 contact hours for the conference will be applied for.


Online registration is available by clicking here. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Phone-in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here.

Tuition Rates:
Late Registration- to May 3:  $120
After May 3 or at the door:  $130
Molloy Full-Time Students, (Please use your Molloy email address when registering): $10
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID): $50
Molloy Faculty and Staff (Please use your Molloy email address when registering): No Charge
Molloy Alumni: 25% discount

Registration is limited. In-person registration the day of the conference is on a space available basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Online registration is available by clicking here. Phone-in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here.

Refund Policy:
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us by April 27. Refunds will not be granted after April 27: however, substitutions can be made up until the day of the conference at no charge.

The conference will be given in the Larini Room (Room 290A) on the second floor of the Public Square Building on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY, 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Conference Brochure
Please click here to download a conference brochure. The conference brochure will be mailed in mid-February, 2018. To be placed on our mailing list or to be mailed a brochure, please contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email at: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone at:516.323.3554.

Questions regarding registration?
Contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services
Email: cthomas@molloy.edu
Phone: 516.323.3554

The following are some links about our Music Therapy program that you may find interesting:
Video on Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program https://vimeo.com/90795256
Twitter Account for Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program https://twitter.com/MusicMolloy
Facebook Page for Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program https://www.facebook.com/Graduate-Music-Therapy-at-Molloy-College-101924705247/