Are you working with children who have experienced trauma?
Are you up to date with current research and practice in this area?
Would you like to know what interventions work well to help children regulate, relate to others, and thrive in their development?
Then you're in the right place!
This online tutorial from music therapist Sarah Dunston presents Dr Bruce Perry's groundbreaking Neurosequential model of therapeutics and shows how it can be used in music therapy.
Learn how to design a music therapy program which will calm a child's nervous system, increase their relational ability, and help them overcome the dissociative response.
Ms Dunston discusses why taking a trauma informed approach is vital when working with young children who have experienced complex trauma. She presents the 5 key elements of a trauma informed music therapy protocol which uses rhythmic play, cross-lateral movement, and proprioceptive stimulation to support each child to calm their nervous system.
The tutorial covers:
1. Current research and theory on trauma and child brain development.
2. An exploration of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and its application in music therapy.
3. Video examples of interventions from a trauma informed music therapy protocol.
If you're working with children who have experienced trauma then this tutorial is for you!
Sarah Dunston is a Brisbane (Australia) based Registered Music Therapist (RMT) specialising in community work. She has worked in many different contexts across the life span including residential aged care, community mental health, adult disability, schools (Flexi, special and mainstream) and early childhood (capacity building and early intervention). She developed a special interest in trauma informed practice quite early in her career and it continues to be a driving force in all her work due to its focus on making all clients feel safe, seen and valued. Sarah began an MPhil on the topic of trauma informed early childhood music therapy in 2019 and this tutorial is a result of this study and her ongoing work in this space.
Earn up to 5+ CMTE/CPD credits quickly and easily!
Preview1. Introduction, overview and learning outcomes (7:04)
Start2. Addressing the dissociative response in young children (6:16)
Start3. How does trauma affect a child's developing brain? (5:43)
Start4. What does a trauma response look like? (2:49)
Start5. Neurosequential model of therapeutics: Intervention components (8:34)
Start6. Neurosequential model of therapeutics: Research (2:22)
Start7. Methods: Orientation & Connection (3:24)
Start7: Methods: Grounding rhythmic activity (7:01)
Start7. Methods: Dance & Movement (8:07)
Start7. Methods: Instrument Play (7:03)
Start7. Methods: Relaxation & winding down (4:09)
Start8. Summary, extra resources and bonus content activities (4:33)
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