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Berklee Spring Symposium

Substance Abuse Recovery Symposium



Music Therapy within

Substance Abuse Recovery

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC Fellow, Association for Music & Imagery

October 12, 2018 David Friend Recital Hall 7 CMTEs – Free Admission Pre-requisites: None


8:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI

9:00am Welcome

Darla Hanley, Dean Professional Education Division

Joy Allen, Chair, Music Therapy Department

9:15am Advocating for Those Affected by Substance Abuse Disorder

Maureen Cavanaugh, Founder & President, Magnolia New Beginnings

10am Music Therapy and Substance Use Disorder

(SUD): Exploring the Universal Nature of Addiction

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI 12pm Lunch

1:30 Research: Music Therapy and Substance Use Disorders

Brian Jantz, MA, MT-BC

2:00 Levels of Recovery: Biophysical, psycho-emotional, psycho-spiritual

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI 3:00 Break

3:15 Conscious Drumming: Drumming from the Heart Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI

5:00 Wrap-up/Course Evaluations Learning Objectives:

is Professor Emeritus of

Music and Former Director of the Music Therapy Program

at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He holds the

designation of Fellow of the Association for Music and

Imagery; he is a Board Certified Music Therapist and is a

member of the American Music Therapy Association. Over

the years Jim has held contracts with Lewis Gale Hospital

Alcohol and Drug Program, Lewis Gale Clinics-Chronic

Pain Program, Life Center of Galax Treatment Center, The

Center for Behavioral and Rehabilitative Medicine, and

Avenues to Recovery Adult and Adolescent Programs. He

has provided Music Therapy trainings throughout the

United States as well as in Korea, Germany, Canada,

Spain, Japan and Mexico. He is widely published,

contributing both to professional journals and book

chapters on a variety of topics around the clinical

applications of music therapy. His primary clinical focus

currently includes special applications in the field of

addictions and men’s work.

1. Participants will identify 2-3 key components of the addictive process (I.B. 4.11; I.C.2, 1.D.2)

2. Participants will describe the differences between physical, emotional and spiritual recovery within substance abuse disorder treatment (B.3.c, e, h;

I.B.12, C.2.)

3. Participants will describe how music therapy experiences can be integrated into levels of recovery (I.D.4.; I.D.10; IV.A.2)

4. Participants will demonstrate how drumming as a structure for intentional group work within recovery models (II.A.2.g.; o; q; u; v; ah, an, ao, aw,).

Music Therapy within Substance Abuse Recovery is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 8 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Berklee College of Music #P-161 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, Berklee will make every attempt to reschedule, within 14 days of the original date.


Neurologic Music Therapy Training

MedRhythms, Inc. is partnering with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to bring The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy to Boston for the International Training Institute in Neurologic Music Therapy. This is only the second time that it has ever been offered in Boston – it will fill up quickly, so register today!

Dates: November 29th – December 2nd

Address: 1st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129

Drum Circle Facilitator Training

Hello Friends-
SSC Drum Circle Facilitator Training has been rescheduled because of the recent winter storms.  
Our training will take place on May 5, 2018.  
Open to all  – no experience necessary.  Music Therapists can earn 7 CMTEs for participation.

Eve D. Montague, MT-BC
Director, Creative Arts Therapies
South Shore Conservatory
781-934-2731, x20

Level 1 GIM Training Institute

Dear Colleagues,

Conference preparations are in full swing!  We are so excited to bring to you this Level I GIM training Institute.  This 25 CMTE institute, which will take place April 16-19 2018, is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your space today!  If you are interested in registering early, please email


LGBTQAI + Identities and Music Therapy

Drum Circle Facilitator Training

South Shore Conservatory is offering a Drum Circle Facilitator Training workshop on Saturday March 3, 2018.

This link will take you directly to the info/reg form: Drum Circle Facilitator Training

No experience is necessary; open to everyone. Please share with colleagues and friends.

Music therapists can receive 7 CMTEs through CBMT.

Any questions, please contact me directly.

Thank you

Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC

Making Music

Changing Lives

Eve D. Montague, MSM, MT-BC

Director, Creative Arts Therapies

South Shore Conservatory


(781) 934-2731, x20


64 St. George Street, Duxbury, MA 02331

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2017 Fall Symposium – Berklee College of Music

AMTA leadership academy

Update: all spots are filled!!

Thank you for your interest!

Dear NER-AMTA members,

As a gift, AMTA would like to provide five complimentary registration for five NER-AMTA members in good standing to attend the AMTA Leadership Academy at this year’s annual AMTA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This institute will run on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12:30-5:30pm.

Now in its third year, the AMTA Leadership Academy gives everyone a chance to develop and deepen their leadership skills and capacity. Through a series of presentations by a diverse panel of leaders within our field, Leadership Academy participants will experience multiple frameworks for thinking about leadership and how to recognize and build critical skills in all areas of leadership!  Whether you have attended a previous Academy or not, this year’s Leadership Academy is sure to provide you with new information, insights, and connections to help you grow into the leader you desire to be in your work, your community, and in your life.

Please see session information for further details.

If you wish to be one of the five NER-AMTA members to attend at no charge, please contact NER President, Judy Engel, at Note that tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis; the first five NER-AMTA members to make contact will receive complimentary registration for the AMTA Leadership Academy.

Please note that NER-AMTA is unable to assist with or plan transportation, lodging, parking or meals (these would be on your own).

Berklee Fall Symposium

Rhythm, Breath Lullay Training

BMGIM 1 training

Announcing a Level 1 Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music Training in Litchfield Connecticut on August 4th-7th ( Primary trainer Madelaine Ventre and Assistant Trainer, Michael Viega. Contact and viegam@newpaltz.eduby June 6th if interested and for more information. 

Berklee College of Music Spring Symposium

MMTA Mini-Conference

Massachusetts Music Therapy Alliance
Please join us for MMTA’s 2nd mini-conference for an Intensive Music Therapy Workshop with Leticia Prieto Alvarez.

Mass Music Therapy Alliance
2nd Mini-Conference
What: Intensive Music Therapy Workshop / Clinical Musicianship with Leticia Prieto Alvarez, MT-BC.
When: December 10, 2016 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493.
Moderator: Andrew Krahn, MT-BC
Leticia Prieto Alvarez, MT-BC, will discuss her work and provide training in clinical musicianship in work with older adults in a residential setting, including methods and specific techniques she uses to promote health and well-being.

Leticia is part of the Expressive Therapies team at Hebrew Senior Life and adjunct faculty at Lesley University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Sciences at the International Doctoral School of Juan Carlos I University, studying the effect of music therapy on the mood of residents with advanced dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms. She received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University and a Master of Music in Viola Performance from New England Conservatory, where she studied as a Fulbright scholar. She is a neurologic music therapist who believes in an integrative approach. She has lectured at music therapy conferences in the U.S. and Spain and loves to learn from her clients, interns, and students.

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2017 World Congress of Music Therapy

Save the Date!

July 4-8, 2017

Tsukuba International Congress Center2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032, Japan

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