NICU Music Therapy: First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath, and Lullaby & EMT as a Noise Modulator: A Continuum of Care

  • 30 May 2015
  • University of Toronto
NICU Music Therapy: First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath, and Lullaby & EMT as a Noise Modulator: A Continuum of Care
A very exciting new NICU training opportunity is coming to Toronto on Saturday May 30, 2015 (9 am-5 pm) at the University of Toronto. This is the first time this training will be offered in Canada! This instruction is open to music therapists, students in music and health related programs, allied health care professionals, nurses, doctors, researchers, etc. 

Registration fees are $200 before April 1, 2015 and $250 after April 1, 2015.
(Please note that these fees are subsidized by the Music and Health Research Collaboratory).

Please visit for information and the online registration form. Please email Amy Clements-Cortes if you have any questions. 

This one-day specialized training will  feature:
·         Pre-test assessment of participants and their level of understanding of the topics.
·         A self-graded oral group review led by the presenters including an evaluation of participant-knowledge.
·         An overview of integrative medicine inclusive of the growing role of music therapy in medicine.
·         Research and case-based illustrations and music medicine origins on how music therapy fits into the goals inclusive of continuity of care from pregnancy to birth, and though NICU and special care within the hospital stay and beyond.
·         A focus on research and evidence-based outcomes that form the basis of clinical practice-first sounds and RBL training will be outlines.
·         Experiential training in music psychotherapy for parents and caregivers with special attention to trauma-based interventions and environmental music therapy.
·         An overview of current research and best practices in for preterm infants and their caregivers (including antepartum patients).
·         Post-test of questions based on the above learning objectives to provide evaluation and grading of competencies achieved.
·         4 CAMT CE Credits (for MTA professionals)
·         A Certification of Attendance

Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC
Director, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,  Mount Sinai Health
Dr Loewy has conducted research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma and NICU music therapy. Her areas of specialty are assessment, hermeneutic research, trauma and supervision. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal 'Music and Medicine' and serves on several editorial boards including the Cochran Palliative Care review and the Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her doctorate from NYU. Dr Loewy has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the new Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health. Dr. Loewy is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine and she teaches at Hahnemann Creative Arts Therapy graduate music therapy program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and at the University of Barcelona.
Andrew Rossetti MMT, MT-BC  
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
The Louis & Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program for inpatients
Andrew is the music therapist in the radiology oncology treatment center at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center and BI West. He has developed several music therapy programs in hospitals both in the United States and in Spain including a comprehensive NICU music therapy program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago as well as programs in acute and out-patient psychiatric units at the Hospital del Mar, and the Centre Forum Psychiatric Facility in Spain where he was a professor in the music therapy masters program at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. In private practice in Spain, Andrew developed a multi-modal model along with Psychiatrist Dr. Javier Rubio for their co-treatment of psychiatric patients. Andrew received his Masters  in Music Therapy from the Facultad de Psicologia Blanquerna at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona Spain. He studied at the Julliard School and holds a Bachelor’s in classical guitar performance from the Westchester Conservatory of Music. Andrew’s extensive experience as a professional musician has allowed him to tap into the emotional and metaphoric power of music, employing it in a variety of arenas in clinical practice.

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