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Moving away from Psychology Today, to Psychology Tomorrow…

Having subscribed to Psychology Today magazine, and advertised in its therapist directory for several years, I have recently ended my subscription. Despite it being one of the largest search engines for therapists, helping many people find a therapist, I find the ethos of the Psychology Today magazine antithetical to my own understandings about therapy and […]

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Trauma-Informed Guided Imagery and Music

On July 16, 1:30-3:00pm, Erin Montgomery and I will be presenting at the 23rd International Conference of the Association for Music and Imagery in Elizabeth, NJ. Our presentation will explore Judith Herman’s phase-oriented model of working with trauma as it relates to a developmental model of Guided Imagery and Music: Supportive GIM for Safety and Stabilization; […]

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Art as Non-Performative

Savion Glover was at the Joyce Theater in New York City this summer. I didn’t know anything about his production, “Om,” but had seen him perform before and was willing to be completely surprised. And I was. The curtain opened on a stage filled with pictures of religious figures and tap dancing icons, surrounded by […]

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Skype Supervision available

Are you a creative arts therapy student or professional looking for clinical supervision? I am now available to provide supervision via Skype or Facetime. For several years now I have been able to provide therapy for clients who have moved out of state, or abroad, and needed to continue services with me. Despite the technological […]

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Overheard: a comedian feels sad

The comedian Louis C.K. appeared on the Conan O’Brien show last year. I think his reflections on the damaging effect of cell phones on the developing empathy in children, went viral for a while. When I first watched the clip, I felt completely in awe of this man. He beautifully describes experiencing the thing that […]

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Music Psychotherapy Group in Manhattan

Suzannah facilitates a weekly music psychotherapy group for high-functioning adults.  It is an ongoing, open-membership group for those individuals interested in a depth-oriented creative arts therapy process. Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings $50 per 1.5 hour session Addresses your relationship to music, self and others Utilizes unfolding group dynamics, words, music and imagery processes The […]

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Overheard: Two musicians, listening anew

I take special pleasure in reading the obituaries and life-retrospectives of musicians – I enjoy learning about their challenges and life-sufferings, as well as their relationships to music and how this relationship might change over time. The highly respected conductor Claudio Abbado died in January 2014, aged 80. Claudio Abbado’s obituary included a story from […]

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2014 Supervision Group

I am offering a new clinical supervision group beginning in 2014. Psychotherapists of all backgrounds welcome: LCAT, LCSW, LMHC etc. Led by LCAT with 9 years of supervisory experience Maximum of 5 group members for individual focus Music and imagery experiences help members access their implicit knowledge Group music-making experiences  Supportive environment Weekly 75 minute […]

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A healthy music performance

Back in September, some generous and thoughtful friends invited me to the Opening Gala concert at Lincoln Center: a performance of Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic. Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Ward-Bergeman (incredible accordian player), and Jamey Haddad and Cyro Baptista (both mind-blowing percussionists) were soloists on the bill. There is nothing quite as powerful […]

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I wish I’d written this.

It’s rare to come across a piece of writing that cuts through all the confusing language and technical descriptions and, in a qualitatively different way, gets to the essence of psychotherapy. I appreciate Martha Crawford’s writing skills, and her thoughtfulness around the questions of what therapists do and how therapy works. Click here to read […]

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