Alverno Events

19 Sep
19 Sep

Advanced Clinical Improvisation Music Therapy Webinar

by: Alverno College

Advanced Clinical Improvisation is a course that will provide students opportunities to explore music-making in ways that improve their own relationship with music, to be better present in the music they create with individuals receiving music therapy treatment. This course is for those interested in further developing their own philosophy of music-making and those with a desire for understanding more about the improvisational process as it relates to life and clinical processes. It is also for people who are feeling stuck in their own clinical musicianship and looking for ways to set their creativity free from judgement.

Dean specializes in treating adults in oncology and individuals with mental health concerns (specifically those with eating disorders and personality disorders). Dean is the Music Therapy Internship Director with Levine Cancer in Charlotte and an Advanced GIM Trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music. Using clinical music therapy interventions and music-based psychological depth work, Dean utilizes music to assist individuals in living a life empowered by music.

CBMT Certification Domains:
4.13 Respond to the dynamics of musical and interpersonal relationships that emerge at different stages in the therapy process.
7.3 Design a broad range of improvisational experiences and utilize a variety of clinical improvisation techniques for therapeutic purposes.
7.4 Improvise in a variety of musical styles.
7.5 Design and utilize a broad range of receptive music experiences for therapeutic purposes.
7.9 Apply advanced musical skills in the clinical use of at least two of the following: keyboard, voice, guitar and/or percussion.


September 19, 2024


7 p.m. CT