Zoom Chapter Meeting
Music & Mental Health:
A Guide For Non-Music Therapists
To Help Engage Clients In Musical Interventions
Presenter: John Mews, AMFT
The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the history and education of the music therapy field. This workshop will also educate non-music therapists on the importance and benefits of music therapy with clients struggling with mental health issues. Attendees of this workshop will have a greater knowledge of music interventions and how to apply them in their session with their client whether individually or in a group.
1- Participant will learn and identify 3 to 4 benefits of music therapy in the treatment of mental health clients.
2- Participants will learn one to two contraindications of music in therapy with mental health clients
3- Participants will learn and be able to conduct 3 to 4 music interventions with their clients
People often say, ‘Music is my Therapy’. I believe that we all are musical beings and most of us have naturally been drawn to use music to match and/or shift our moods through music. My intention and passion as a music therapist at is to help clients recognize their own abilities to use music to transform, become their best self, and to fully express and achieve ultimate health.”
John Mews, NMT, MA, AMFT, is the Founder, Director and Neurologic Music Therapist at Mewsic Moves, a private practice that offers support to families of individuals with special needs. Mewsic Moves in addition, supports clients who struggle with eating disorders, addiction and mental health challenges in various treatment centers throughout the Los Angeles area.
John received his bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Capilano University in Vancouver, BC in 2004. After six years in private practice, John completed his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from University of San Francisco in 2011. Since then he has expanded his practice to provide support and education to the whole family. Recently, John has studied his advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy and is supporting clients through evidenced-based neurologic music therapy programs.
John moved his practice to Southern California in 2013, and is grateful to have a skilled team that shares in his passion in working with children and adolescents and clients in mental health treatment programs.
John has presented at numerous workshops and conferences throughout Canada and the United States. John’s passion is to educate and share the benefits of music therapy. He is also passionate to share music interventions with other non-music therapist to help clients connect and express themselves in a creative and in-depth modality.
Meetings Are Now FREE
For Members Who Pre-Register!
Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email
- 9:00 A.M. Announcements from President & Members
- 9:15 A.M. Presentation Begins
- 11:15 A.M. Presentation Ends
- 11:20 A.M. Board Meeting Begins
For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,
Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com