SIGN UP for the NICU training 2024

First sounds, Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby

The Music Therapy department of ArtEZ organizes a NICU training Tier I and Tier II  "First Sounds, Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby",  from Friday 8 until Sunday 10 November 2024 at the ArtEZ Academy of Music Enschede (the Netherlands).



Tier I training

The First Sounds training is music psychotherapy-based. Participants will be training with an integrative, medical, music therapy team that will lead experiential, hands-on interventions. Using essential elements Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby kit, we will meet Tier I competency for this international, evidence-based, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit training inclusive of three prongs: environmental music therapy, trauma training in music psychotherapy with care givers, and evidence-based live music therapy interventions for premature infants. 

Tier II training

Tier II training will provide new & current research highlighting best practices in modulating the traumatic and potentially disorganized experience of an NICU environment. Tier II will provide methods for preterm infants and their caregivers (including antepartum patients) in the First Sounds methods. Developing skills for music therapeutic interventions will include MT for infants, parents and the environment. A post-test of question based on the above learning objectives will provide evaluation and grading of competencies achieved.

The training will be given by Dr. Joanne Loewy and her team.