MUSIC THERAPY GROUP
A free Group Music Therapy Session for children on the autism spectrum, their families and friends.
January 19, 2012*
10:00-10:45am - for new families (Free)
11:15am-noon - for returning families ($10-$20 sliding scale)
*DATE CHANGE (originally scheduled for January 12th)
4825 SW Caldew St.
Portland, Oregon 97219
This group is offered once per month at no charge to families. Families may attend three times to enable the child to understand and acclimate to the environment. Siblings are welcome to attend. The goal of this session is to provide a safe environment for children to interact and engage with one another through music. The session will include many musical opportunities for children to step outside of their comfort zone with unconditional positive regard and support. Parents attend with the children. Maximum attendance: 6 children.
This group is offered once per month for continuing clients at a cost of $10-$20/family (sliding scale). Siblings are welcome to attend. Because we are more familiar with the members of this group, we are able to create music therapy experiences that are catered to the group members. The focus will be on recreational music experience, self expression, and community. Parents attend with the children. Maximum attendance: 8 children. *If you want to register for this group but wish to pay a different price than what is available on this site, please call or email and we will happily accomodate.
Please only register the child on the autism spectrum, then let us know if additional siblings or friends are attending through an email or phone call.
If you're interested in weekly groups for your child, please look for registration on our facebook page or call us for more information. Because of the continuity and familiarity with group members,weekly groups are typically the most beneficial experience for children.
Angie Kopshy at 971-221-7144 (email@example.com) or
Emily Ross at 971-221-5428 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
When & Where
West Hills Music Therapy Studio
West Hills Music Therapy Studio is located in Southwest Portland. This space is shared by board-certified music therapists Emily Ross and Angie Kopshy. In addition to providing private sessions, West Hills holds a free group on the second Saturday of every month for individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC, received received a Master’s in Piano at Boise State University before returning to Portland to pursue Music Therapy at Marylhurst University. Upon completion of her internship, Angie opened Music Therapy Services of Portland and specializes in children diagnosed on the autism spectrum and neurologic music therapy for Parkinson's, TBI and Alzheimer's. 971-221-7144
Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC, has been serving children on the autism spectrum since 2003. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology/Music Therapy, and a bachelor of Music Education. Emily teaches classes in music therapy at Marylhurst University and works in her private practice, Self Express Music Therapy Studio. 971-221-5428
We have a new intern, Marie Durfee. Marie completed her coursework at Marylhurst University and will be working with us from January through August.