Using CBT-music formulation to engage BAME communities
About this webinar
This webinar will focus specifically on BAME communities who may not necessarily wish to engage in traditional talking therapies.
It will introduce how psychological therapists can incorporate BAME clients’ choice of songs to develop rapport, establish a positive therapeutic relationship through shared curiosity, appreciation and interest in music/songs.
The webinar will introduce how specific questions can be asked and how the therapist can use their position of ‘not knowing about the music’ to develop psychological insight and emotional safety in the client.
A CBT-music formulation model (Muntaha, 2018; 2019) will be introduced to suggest how this model be used as a framework for working with BAME clients who engage with their traditional or cultural songs which holds meaning to them. Although systemic and psychodynamic approaches can be used to consider relationships with music, this webinar will focus on a CBT model using the music at the centre, and considering how the song affects thoughts, feelings and behaviour of the participant.
The webinar will include both individual and group interventions although there will be more focus on group work.
All psychological therapists including clinical/counselling Psychologists, IAPT practitioners, CBT therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
Although aimed at qualified staff, this approach would also be useful for trainees and assistants as part of their overall competencies at working with diverse communities and across cultural barriers.
Hosted by Sidrah Muntaha
Dr. Sidrah Muntaha is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, on the register of Applied Professional Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and offers CBT-music as well as indian raga based mindfulness using vocals. She is director of Lily Arts & Wellbeing and works with arts organisations to deliver public events aimed at raising mental health awareness.