Events Training Opportunities

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.