Red River Valley Summer 2016
A publication of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association
Bonny Method Training is Now in Texas!
The Bonny Method of GIM is now being taught as part of the graduate curriculum at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Music Therapy graduate students can take the Level One training during the summer as an elective clinical credit.
MT-BC’s can take all levels of training for CMTE credits through the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association. Each Level I course is awarded 42 CMTE credits, and Level II is awarded 69 CMTE credits through the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association.
Nicki Cohen is a Primary Trainer for the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) who teaches for the Atlantis Institute for Consciousness and Music. Nicki trained with Helen Bonny, who was founder of the method. Nicki is also Professor of Music Therapy at TWU. The deadline for this year’s Level II training is July 10, and the pre-requisite is completion of a Level I Bonny Method training course. TWU will offer a Level I training course every summer in May.
Due to the very low fees for the TWU dormitories and the Gertrude Gibson House, where the training is held, this training is very reasonably priced. Assisting Nicki will be Santiago Vilá from Colombia and Brenda Burgner from Virginia, USA. For more information about the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, including training programs and practitioners, contact the Association for Music and Imagery (http://www.ami-bonnymethod.org). For information about the Bonny Method in Texas training program, contact Nicki Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org (http://home.earthlink.net/~chavala4/thebonnymethodofguidedimageryandmusic/).