As clinicians search for innovative ways to enhance and extend sessions, they yearn for effective and engaging tools to integrate into therapy. This workshop presents the utilization of music and movies as an adjunctive intervention. Including music and movies as clinical resources in therapy helps clients enhance emotional awareness and evokes empathy in relationships. The presenter will highlight theoretical foundations, suggest guidelines for selection and fit, and review implementation strategies for individuals, couples, groups, and families.
Objectives – Participants will:
- Explore the literature on the foundation and application of music and movies in clinical and educational settings
- Recognize advantages of using music and movies as a clinical tool with various clients
- Examine guidelines for selecting and reviewing music and movies
WORKSHOP PRESENTER: Dr. Shatavia Thomas, DMFT, LMFT
Shatavia Alexander Thomas obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Shay is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She owns and operates Dr. Shay Speaks, LLC – offering therapy and consulting services to individuals, couples, families and businesses. She is also currently the Director of Clinical Training for the MFT Program at Northcentral University.
Dr. Shay specializes in spirituality, self-care, forgiveness, diversity, and relational concerns of premarital couples, blended families, family businesses, and sports and entertainment families. With over 17 years of experience, she has worked as an outpatient mental health and substance abuse counselor, juvenile court family therapist, middle school guidance instructor, university crisis response/staff counselor, nonprofit executive director, professor, assistant academic dean, and clinical supervisor.
DATE: August 18, 2018 REGISTER HERE (THROUGH SHOPPING CART ONLY)
TIME: 9:30am – 12:45pm
LOCATION: 1017 Fayetteville Rd SE Suite B Atlanta, GA 30316
CEU: 3 CEU hours have been applied for through the AAMFT Georgia Division
3 CEU hours have been approved by LPCA of Georgia, and AAMFT Georgia Division