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Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this seminar. Please visit www.headhearttherapy.com/news-and-events and www.jamalker.com for information on Sarah and Jam's upcoming events.


Please join us for an evening of education and dinner! Two seminars for the price of one! Three CEUs will be provided.

When Words Fail, Music Speaks:

For people struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues, the path to recovery can be narrow when limited to talk-therapy alone. But when coupled with talk therapy, musical interventions can be effective -- even transformative -- as music is a way to tap into non-verbal methods of healing that are less accessible to the cognitive mind. As such clients struggle with recognizing and tolerating emotion, music’s universality and accessibility provides a powerful tool for them to connect with their common humanity, develop awareness of bodily sensations that precede emotion, and increase mindfulness.

Jam Alker and Sarah Buino are long-time musicians who met through their passion for addiction work: Jam's experience as a musician in recovery from heroin addiction and Sarah’s practice in the field of addiction treatment provide a unique blend of real life experiences and clinical knowledge. Together, their collective wisdom has uncovered nuances to enhancing clients’ recovery that might not be readily apparent to standalone professionals and recovery communities.

In this experiential seminar, participants will learn specific tools that can be enhanced by musical interventions and discover a series of interventions that can be replicated and adapted to a variety of clients, settings with any genre of music. No musical aptitude is required to effectively use these tools with clients!

LGBTrauma Healing in Recovery:

It’s important for clinicians to be aware of specific needs for the LGBTQI population. LGBTQI individuals who struggle with trauma, addiction, dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders are a uniquely vulnerable population that benefit from competency. Through this seminar, participants will be able to define trauma and learn how to treat LGBTQI individuals so that their individual needs will be addressed in an appropriate way.

David Cato's experiences with music and the body have been a healing tool in his own recovery, and he weaves in his knowledge as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and his own musical background to enrich his work with the LGBTQI population.

David Cato began working at Sierra Tucson in April of 2008 and has served many roles, beginning in the mailroom. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. In addition to his role as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), he is also a certified Transgender Care Therapist (TCT) and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).

David completed his master’s coursework through an internship at Sierra Tucson and has worked with substance abuse, mood disorders, eating disorders, codependency, grief/loss, and trauma. He also works with the LGBTQI residents at Sierra Tucson in support groups and facilitates individual consults pertaining to sexual identity/orientation and gender identity. Sierra Tucson holds LGBTQI support groups each week and David is assisted by a team of LGBTQI-informed clinicians. David currently works as the Program Manager for Continuing Care and Connect365.

PARKING INFORMATION:

Loyola University has many discounted parking options. Please visit this website to choose your parking. (You may use LUC1234 as your "code.")

http://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/generalinformation/watertowercampus/

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