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June 27th 2011:Benefits of Music Therapy in Treating Addictions

Since ancient times music has been used for healing the body, mind, spirit. This show will increase awareness about the profession of music therapy, and the benefits of incorporating music therapy into substance abuse treatment. Kathy Murphy will help people understand how music therapists help those in recovery connect to their creativity so that emotional and spiritual needs can be met without the use of substances. The primary goal is to create a “safe place” within which the participants can explore their relationship with their Higher Power, obstacles to recovery, and the new ways of b

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Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC

Kathleen M. Murphy received her doctorate in Music Therapy from Temple University. She has been working as a music therapist for over 25 years. Kathleen has worked in medical, mental health, and educational settings with both children and adults. She has created music therapy programs in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. Dr. Murphy is the Director of Wellness & Complimentary Therapies, at Seabrook House, a residential treatment facility for adults diagnosed with substance use disorders. She provides group and individual music therapy sessions in the short-term residential program, and the women’s extended care program. She has developed music and imagery based sleep hygiene protoc
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