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NICU training Tier 1 and Tier 2

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ArtEZ connects music therapy with Music & Medicine and explores new domains in the music therapy field. The Music Therapy programme therefore makes the NICU training (Neonatology Intensive Care Unit training) available to music therapists in the Netherlands and Europe in order to give an impulse to the use and development of music therapy within medical care and specifically within hospital care, neonatology and intensive care.

This year's course will take place from Friday 8th up to Sunday 10th November. You can register here


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NICU training Tier 1 and Tier 2

In brief

Tier 1 training
The First Sounds training is music psychotherapy-based. Participants will be training with an integrative, medical, music therapy team that will lead experiential, hands-on interventions. Using essential elements Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby kit, we will meet Tier I competency for this international, evidence-based, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit training inclusive of three prongs: environmental music therapy, trauma training in music psychotherapy with care givers, and evidence-based live music therapy interventions for premature infants. 

Tier 2 training
Tier 2 training will provide new & current research highlighting best practices in modulating the traumatic and potentially disorganized experience of an NICU environment. Tier II will provide methods for preterm infants and their caregivers (including antepartum patients) in the First Sounds methods. Developing skills for music therapeutic interventions will include MT for infants, parents and the environment. A post-test of question based on the above learning objectives will provide evaluation and grading of competencies achieved.

After successful completion of Tier 1 and Tier 2, participants must complete Tier 3 (clinical internship under supervision of a fully trained NICU Music Therapist) to practise NICU Music Therapy in the NICU. 
Please contact a.jaschke@artez.nl  for further information about Tier 3.

Participants will receive a certificate for the training.
Registration with the Register Vaktherapie is requested.

The training will be given by Dr. Joanne Loewy and her team. Dr. Loewy is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US. Here a first impression of their work and results.

Dr. Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC, Music therapist, Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Family Medicine and Community Health. Co-editor in Chief of the journal 'Music and Medicine' and Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine. Instituted the first Sounds-Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby international training.

Dr. Andrew Rossetti, MMT, LCAT, Music therapist, Coordinator, music therapy in Radiology Oncology, Mount Sinai Βeth Israel Hospital & Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine. He has developed several Environmental Music Therapy (EMT) programs globally. On the faculty at University in Barcelona, and at Montclair State University, NJ, US.

Dr. Aimee Telsey, MD, Medical Doctor-Neonatologist, Associate Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. She has been applying integrative medical therapies into NICU practice for many years, and she served on the original team that integrated music therapy into the NICU at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Ann-Marie Dassler, RN, FNP, MSM, Nurse Practitioner-NICU practitioner in Mount Sinai Beth Israel for over 22 years and strong advocate for music therapy. Faculty at Bloomfield College, BSN nursing program.  


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