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Drumming can be widely applied in clinical work across a number of client populations. Different drums, particular techniques, and specific drumming activities all cater to fit the diverse range of needs within various clinical settings.

In this course, you will learn how to clinically apply drumming and drum circle tools. In 25 video segments addressing the essentials of clinical drumming, Christine Stevens takes ideas of clinical drumming application and turns them into successful formulas you can use to bring fun, engagement, and depth into your clinical work.

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This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 CMTEs.

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About the Instructor

Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, Discovery Health, Living Better TV, and is a faculty for The Shift Network. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries including Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe. Christine has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. She is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha Online, and teaches a variety of online training programs, including Awaken Your Rhythm which has served hundreds of people from over 35 countries.

Kind Words

“Would I recommend this course? YES YES YES!!! Ryan did an excellent job of presenting the information so I could practice and use the skills right away in my therapy sessions. I am not a strong guitar player so I was concerned about my skill to play these chords and strumming patterns. Ryan made it so simple and his pace was spot on for my guitar skill level. This course was amazing!”

Donna Ahern, MT-BC

“This course has really opened up the guitar to me. I’m much more confident about playing chords up the neck of the guitar and playing in different genres. An unexpected outcome of this course is the ability to play modal music as well. This course also, unexpectedly, taught me ALOT about using improvisation with clients as well, something I was not comfortable with before. The material was easy to understand and quick to pick up on. I’ve wanted to learn how to do some of these techniques for years, but could never seem to find someone who could explain it in a way that made sense. It was so easy, I can’t understand why it was so hard to figure out before! I really enjoyed Ryan’s relaxed teaching style. He explained things so simply and easily it really made the material and skills attainable quickly. I can’t say enough how much I loved this course!!”

Sarah Winkler, MT-BC

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CBMT Relationship: Clinical Applications Of Drumming with Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 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.