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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; Re-educative GIM for Trauma Processing; and Reconstructive GIM for Reintegration. We will share clinical examples from each phase of treatment.

My colleague, Erin Montgomery, MEd, MTA, RCT-C, FAMI, is a music therapist and counseling therapist living and working in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her GIM training at the Institute for Music and Consciousness and studied trauma-informed therapeutic approaches through the Boston Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, the Cape Cod Institute and the Traumatology Institute in Toronto.

For more information about the conference, please click on the embedded link, above.

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