On May 1, 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to present at the National Association of Social Workers New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference and Exhibition-The 2016 Meeting of the Profession. The conference sold out, with over 1000 social workers in attendance! I was able to fulfill a longstanding vision that I have had to connect my two worlds of clinical social work and the importance of music for connection, creativity, health, and wellness. I was joined by a group of extraordinary musicians in the presentation entitled: Music For People Improv Orchestra: Transformation Through Improvisation: From Performance to Life Skills. Participants and the musicians alike raved about the presentation. Here are some of the comments:
This was the best program we have EVER had, thank you!
I was wearing a stress meter. I looked down and my heart rate had gone down considerably.
I didn’t want to leave. I never had so much fun since I was a kid.
…the best part for me was that it was purposeful and pertinent to the Social Workers and their lives, and this is HUGE!
I am looking forward to creating additional opportunities for people to connect with one another in creative and healthful ways. STAY TUNED!