Introduction to Trauma Informed Care for Music Therapists
& Ethical Implications
with Alicia Hrubey, MT-BC
4 Approved CMTEs
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As music therapists, we have an ethical duty to have a foundational knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed care. In this course, you will:
- Explore what trauma is, how it affects the brain, learning, behavior, and relationships
- Examine the ethical implications of trauma informed care in your practice
- Discuss on how you as a music therapists can create safe, supportive environments so that your clients feel precious, powerful, and worthy
- Explore the effect of secondary trauma on practitioners
- Discover actions to take care of yourself in this difficult and uncertain time.
Fulfills CBMT ethics credit requirements
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About the Instructor
Alicia Bousner Hrubey is a board certified music therapist and the founder and Executive Director of In Harmony Therapeutic Services, a Cleveland, OH based not-for-profit which specializes in using the arts combined with trauma informed supports to help children learn, grow, create, and heal.
Alicia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Mount Union in 2010 and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012. Alicia has worked extensively in the special needs community. She has training in Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy and has worked for a variety of special needs organizations, primarily in providing music therapy to individuals living with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.
As her clinical perspective grew, Alicia realized that music therapy could be beneficial for children and adolescents to process emotions, receive extra academic support, and perhaps help them heal from traumatic events. She now specializes in using music therapy with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She is currently working on research as the final step in obtaining a trauma-informed certification through Lesley University. In addition to trauma-informed supports, Alicia combines music therapy with Positive Behavior Intervention supports, restorative practices, and community building to promote social emotional learning and executive functioning in individuals and groups. She believes in a multimodal, individualized, whole-child approach of which the foundation is a strong therapeutic relationship. Alicia offers professional development and has presented both locally and regionally.
This is the kind of professional development [we] need and want so we can truly tap into the way that our special discipline can help all students learn, grow, create and feel safe. The highly enlightening, power packed presentation was streamlined to cater to our questions and requests, and I took away several ideas and strategies that I began to employ immediately in my teaching.
The time I spent with Alicia provided benefits beyond my expectations. The information she presented about trauma and how it relates to students’ behaviors was eye opening, and her real-life teaching strategies were tailored to fit my needs. I look forward to learning more from her in the future.
CBMT Relationship: Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care with Ethical Implications with Alicia Hrubrey, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 4 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. MusicTherapyEd.Com, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.