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Many of our youth are struggling with trauma, addiction, mental health challenges, racism, poverty, and violence, oftentimes in the shadows. Adolescents use music as a means of coping to explore their identity, express intense emotions and foster a sense of belonging. Music therapists are uniquely qualified to build trust and rapport through the use of popular music. After my 3-year pilot study on best practices for the use of music to build empathy and resilience in adjudicated youth, I explored the efficacy of therapeutic beat-making & recording, live percussion circles using culturally appropriate rhythms, analyzing & writing rap lyrics, and meditation, mindfulness & biofeedback. This course will teach 4 powerful tools for building empathy and resilience in at-risk youth.

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This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 CMTEs.

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About the Instructor

Summer Leall

Summer Lall, MT-BC

Summer Jasmine Lall, MT-BC is a Board Certified Music Therapist and obtained her Music Therapy degree from Berklee College of Music in 2008, Summa cum laude. Summer is the founder of CradleSong Birthing and Rhythm and Truth Music Therapy specializing in working with adolescents. She developed the Resistance to Resilience online training programs to teach professionals best practices in using music to empower youth. Summer is the U.S. representative for the Rhythm2Recovery therapeutic drumming program and is also a HeartMath Certified Trainer. She is a Sound Birthing Fellow and trained in HealthRHYTHMS, Beat The Odds, RISE/LGBTQ, Pro-ACT de-escalation, C-SEC and Risking Connection trauma informed care. Summer has practiced music therapy in schools, shelters, daycares, foster camps, yoga studios, correctional facilities, group homes, treatment centers, hospice and hospitals. In addition to her broad local outreach, music has taken her to over 20 countries around the globe. When she is not practicing music therapy, Summer is writing, recording or performing with her band PWR CPI, hoping to inspire positive change through music however she can.

Kind Words

“Very very helpful! This population is overlooked and I now feel I have some foundational skills
to start diving into some sessions. Thank you for demonstrating cultural humility as well.

This was a great training! I think the rhythms were authentic to hip hop culture and I appreciate

Autumn Langston

“PLEASE don’t ever stop teaching this. The world needs this. Thank you! Super interested in
your course for my inpatient mental health patients.”

Alicia Little

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CBMT Relationship: 4 Tools for Teens: Resistance to Resilience through Music Therapy with Summer Lall, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Sound Health Music, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Please view the required CBMT information.