Music Therapy In Geek Culture

About this Training

Music is an essential part of geek culture. For many inspired by geek culture, the soundtracks to their favorite movies, television shows, and video games have also served as the soundtracks to their lives. What fan of The Lord of the Rings hasn't idly hummed Howard Shore's "The Shire" while washing the dishes? Music can also provide fuel for the creation of geek content, such as in the form of playlists created to accompany tabletop roleplaying games or story writing. Because of its influence and flexibility, it is uniquely suited to be used as a therapeutic tool and can be adapted to address virtually any goal. As a board-certified music therapist, Alexa Konowal has created music interventions inspired by geek culture to engage children and adults with various diagnoses and needs. In this presentation, she will provide an overview of the music therapy profession, describe and illustrate the ways music therapists provide services and incorporate geek content into their interventions, and offer examples of geek culture-informed music activities that can be used by professionals outside of music therapy.

Music Therapy In Geek Culture

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Describe three ways music therapy services are delivered.

  • #2

    Identify one music-based, geek culture-informed activity that can be used in a therapeutic setting.

1 APA Hour Upon Completion

The Telos Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Telos Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Geek Therapeutics is an approved Cosponsor.
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1 NBCC Hour Upon Completion

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NBCC ACEP # 7042



Alexa Konowal

Alexa Konowal is a board-certified music therapist living in Northeast Ohio. She presently works with people with severe and persistent mental illness at Community Support Services and has also provided music therapy services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with honors at Wittenberg University and completed the Professional Studies for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility program at Shenandoah University.

Enjoy These Further Benefits!

  • Understand Your Clients

    Learn how to understand and work with your clients using proven strategies derived from competent practice, knowledge, and culture while knowing what questions to ask them.

  • Learn From A Leader In The Field

    Presented by one of the leading experts in the field of Psychology, this training presents upon the topic using real life examples.

  • Become Knowledgeable In The Culture

    Through understanding the culture and connecting with our clients, we create meaning, relationships, and a place for new thought to birth.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Music Therapy In Geek Culture

    • Welcome to the Music Therapy In Geek Culture Workshop

    • Music Therapy In Geek Culture PPT Handout

  • 2

    Music Therapy In Geek Culture Video

    • Music Therapy In Geek Culture

  • 3

    Music Therapy In Geek Culture Learning Objectives Quiz

    • Music Therapy In Geek Culture Learning Objectives Quiz

  • 4

    Music Therapy In Geek Culture CE Evaluation

    • Music Therapy In Geek Culture CE Evaluation

  • 5

    Final Steps

    • Here are the next steps!

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