Training Institutes

Madelaine Ventre

Location:18 B Heritage Village, Southbury CT USA 
Email:.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone:(845) 701-7784

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.


  • 37551 Tail Feather Dr. North Ridgeville, OH 44039 USA
  • 440-309-4168
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • maryann.najpaver1
  • Facebook Group

AMI News

  • 16th World Congress of Music Therapy - Call for Papers read more...
  • Myths For These Times - Call for Presentations read more...
  • 2018 AMI Linda Keiser Mardis Research Grant Winner: Tim Honig! read more...

Contact Form

  • Please enter the word you see in the image below: