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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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