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EP20 Keynote 05 - Listening and Impact: What Therapists Can Learn from Music - Jeff Zeig, PhD ; Rob Kapilow

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Art and Creativity |  Training |  Keynotes |  Psychotherapy |  Music |  Therapist Development
EP20 Highlights
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Jeffrey Zeig, PhD |  Rob Kapilow
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour 5 minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2020
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At the heart of psychotherapy is the idea that listening to someone is an inherently healing act. Can an understanding of the grammar of music help us better understand the grammar of how patients communicate? Join NPR and PBS commentator Rob Kapilow for a unique exploration inside the language of music to see if it can help us learn to listen.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Discuss the differences between hearing and listening
  2. Describe ways in which understanding musical narratives can provide new models for understanding patient narratives.
  3. Discuss the grammar of musical storytelling and its relationship to patient storytelling.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



Jeffrey Zeig, PhD's Profile

Jeffrey Zeig, PhD Related Seminars and Products

Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation and is president of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc., publishers in the behavioral sciences. He has edited, co-edited, authored or coauthored more than 20 books on psychotherapy that appear in twelve foreign languages. Dr. Zeig is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Rob Kapilow's Profile

Rob Kapilow Related Seminars and Products

Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear. As the Boston Globe said, “It’s a cheering thought that this kind of missionary enterprise did not pass from this earth with Leonard Bernstein. Rob Kapilow is awfully good at what he does. We need him.” The reach of his interactive events and activities is wide, both geographically and culturally: his audiences are diverse and unexpected, but invariably rapt and keen to come back for more.