Madelaine Ventre, MS, LCAT, MT-BC, FAMI, Director
Cathy McKinney, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, FAMI
Brian Abrams, Michael Viega, Gretchen Patti, Susan Wesley, Tim Honig
This training program recognizes that GIM is a depth- oriented reconstructive and transpersonal form of therapy. Training includes coursework in GIM, psychodynamic and transpersonal theory and practice; GIM related adjunctive techniques; clinical work; supervision; personal growth work in GIM and research. The emphasis in on the function of the music in GIM work.
Under the NYS Mental Health Practitioners Law, NYS colleges and universities offering advanced Music Therapy degrees leading to Licensure as a Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) must provide the required coursework. Within their master’s and licensure tracks, the schools offer most of the adjunctive courses necessary for GIM training. . As part of the licensure track, I teach GIM Levels 1 and 2 in some of these schools. In addition, Levels 1 and 2 are offered in other universities and privately upon request. The advanced training is being taught in conjunction with Dr. Cathy McKinney in the program at Appalachian State University.