California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Inland Empire Chapter



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August 23, 2019 Featured Event:



Music Therapy: A Binaural Frontier

The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)

AmyLynn Dimaano, MT-BC, CADC-II 


This presentation will include interactive demonstration and explanation detailing what clinical Music Therapy is and why it’s effective as an adjunct to conventional methodology.  This includes: Binaural foundations of how the human brain processes music and why this helps people in the therapeutic process of change. More specifically,  delineation of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), a specialty within the field of Music Therapy, its origins, research and efficacy for patients that are not finding success with traditional therapy. Particularly efficacious for treating trauma, grief, addictions and Depression, the Bonny Method is an imagery and music based therapeutic process that allows the patient to have an interactive experience in the treatment session itself. It can reveal previously untapped personal wisdom from the unconscious that often empowers the client outside the treatment setting to feel and behave differently.

Additionally, this presentation will address how “music IN therapy” can be used by clinicians to enhance other forms of therapy, safely, within their scope of practice.

Objectives:

1.  Understand the binaural foundations of Music Therapy in any context (includes individual and group settings)  

2.  Comprehensive understanding of clinical Music Therapy as an adjunct therapy in Mental Health, specifically when to refer to a Music Therapist

3.  Basic foundations of what the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery (GIM) is as a treatment modality

4. How to use music IN therapy as a traditional therapy clinician, within your scope of practice, safe interventions

Bio:

AmyLynn Dimaano is a Board Certified Music Therapist, California State Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor, and is currently in the advanced level of training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music protocol. AmyLynn has been practicing as a Board Certified Music Therapist since 2008 in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, and Eating Disorders. She has been employed at various levels of care including residential treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Partial-Hospitalization.

AmyLynn received her undergraduate degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in vocal performance in 1994 and Music Therapy Equivalency from California State University, Northridge in 2007, followed by Board Certification in 2008. In 2013 AmyLynn became a State Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and she is currently completing requirements to become a Fellow in the specialty of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (FAMI).

AmyLynn opened a private practice in Redlands focusing primarily on the use of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in 2018 called the H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Purposely Evolve) Guided Imagery and Music Therapy Studio! GIM is a sensory imagery and music based therapeutic practice that engages the “traveler” in a binaural experience. It can be especially helpful for clientele struggling with trauma, addictions/process disorders, depression, anxiety that seem to be struggling in traditional forms of therapy alone.

H.O.P.E. Studio also offers multi-media and multi-discipline Wellness Empowerment Group. You can learn more about AmyLynn and H.O.P.E at www.Musicempowers.com


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Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

Presenter Non-Appearance Policy

In the unlikely event that a scheduled presenter does not appear for a scheduled event, the following steps will be used to remediate inconvenience to attendees:

An announcement will be made to inform everyone that CEU credits cannot be provided due to inability to meet CAMFT standards for advance notice, etc.

The meeting will be held.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate for the purpose of professional development.

If an attendee has paid for the seminar, s/he will receive either a full refund or credit for a future presentation.

If the topic will be repeated at a later time, notice of the date and time will be provided to all interested parties.



Upcoming events

23 Aug 2019 9:00 AM • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
27 Sep 2019 9:00 AM • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
25 Oct 2019 9:00 AM • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408

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Mindful Choices for Well-Being

Dr. William C. Shearer

This presentation was for you if you want to live with more self-awareness and greater self-management skills. This presentation was for you if you want a fuller, richer, happier and healthier life where you consistently make conscious and values-driven choices.

The presenter views the essence of a great life as growing systematically in self-awareness and self-management, and asked, "Would you like to become mindfully aware, make great choices, and turn those great choices into powerful and positive habits?"

This presentation brought together tools and strategies from several disciplines and utilized cutting-edge research from the neuroscience of habit change. We learned and practiced healthy coping skills. We learned skills to improve our personal and professional relationships and to achieve long-term emotional growth. We were invited to imagine our ideal future selves.

Objectives:

We learned:

 the case for therapists practicing excellent self-care

 the meaning of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and well-being

 what well-being for therapists looks like

• how to apply mindfulness skills in daily life and professionally

 how to cultivate strengths and new ways of being utilizing the Mindful Choices model

 how to maintain psychological flexibility, resilience, and well-being

Bio:

Dr. William C Shearer, a licensed psychologist since 1977, is a university professor, therapist, and organizational consultant. More information about his services can be found at www.calmchoices.com and mindfulchoicestraining.com.

 



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