In Episode 15 of the Guitars & Granola Bars podcast, I’m chatting with music therapist Jennifer Sokira. Jen discusses forming a partnership with another music therapist, educates us about torticollis (a condition both of her sons had), and talks about her work with Mental Health First Aid USA.
Jen is a board certified music therapist who works with children who have experienced trauma. Her private practice, Connecticut Music Therapy Services, employs several music therapists and serves hundreds of people with mental health and developmental health needs throughout the state.
Jennifer is passionate about quality continuing education of music therapists and has created the Music Therapy Book Club, whose standardized courses offer an in-depth learning experience based upon essential music therapy or related texts. She is also the mother of two wonderful boys, Ryan and Zachary and she enjoys spending time with her family.
Music Therapy Book Club // An online continuing education opportunity for music therapists.
Torticollis // Information about the condition both of Jen’s sons had as babies.
Plageocephaly // Information about the condition Jen’s younger son had as a baby.
Barcelona Publishers: The Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice // A series that is a really comprehensive resource for MTs. Jen was glad to be a part of this project.
Her specific book chapters:
Physical Disabilities in School Children
Mental Health First Aid USA // An in-person training that teaches how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.
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