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NICU training Tier I and Tier II

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NICU training Tier I and Tier II

In brief

The Music Therapy department of ArtEZ organizes a NICU training Tier I and Tier II  "First Sounds, Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby",  from Friday 5 upto Sunday 7 November 2021 at the ArtEZ Academy of Music Enschede (the Netherlands).

Tier I 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 II training
Tier II 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.

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.