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Level II: Facilitation of gender affirming voicework

This training is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 57 CMTE credits, 3 of which count for Ethics. Becoming Through Sound LLC [#P-227] maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

 

All spots for this first cohort have been filled. Next training opportunity is intended for January 2024. Please note that the length of the training, content, cost, and objectives will be revised to reflect necessary changes in the training process. To stay in the loop about these updates, please subscribe to the gav interest list.

This 24 week training is facilitated by Maevon Gumble, Braedyn Inmon, and k schachner, offering a 3:1 ratio of trainer to trainee throughout the training. First 8 weeks will be spent focused on developing a solid foundation in gender affirming voicework. Space will be provided for the cohort to engage with readings/resources, group discussions, and experientials focused on:

  • Unpacking cissexism within ourselves & within the voice

  • Embracing a transformational learning & resource-oriented music therapy approach

  • Developing awareness of many kinds of vocal embodiments & hormonal environments

  • Building knowledge of vocal anatomy & physiology as well as resonance & pitch

  • Developing skills for working with the physical voice

  • Developing skills for emotional holding

  • Developing assessment & evaluation practices

  • Exploring ethics & scope of practice

For the remaining 16 weeks, the cohort will be divided into groups of three for triad work, with each triad getting the opportunity to work with each trainer. Each triad member will rotate through the roles of Facilitator, Participant, and Observer. This will allow each person to: Practice facilitating gender affirming voicework with peers; Explore their relationship with and mechanics of their own voice; and Observe peers to offer feedback. The training will end with the entire group coming back together to process and prepare for clinical work, should they desire to continue on to Level II.

What organizations I support

It is my intention to uplift, support, and amplify the voices and bodies of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, particularly those who are trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive. I also aim to support organizations that center, promote, and create music and art by marginalized and minoritized creative folx. Rooted in a desire for wealth redistribution, I currently support the following organizations through an ongoing monthly donation, listed alphabetically.

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