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Exploring Therapeutic Listening in Practice: A Mentorship Series

September 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 10, 2022

| $195
The Listening with the Whole Body Course is Just the Beginning.

Join the Vital Links Team for the evolution of Therapeutic Listening with the upcoming small group Mentorship series. In this video, Sheila and Tracy share the background regarding the aim of this series and the goal of partnering with the Vital Links community to support the implementation of Therapeutic Listening among practitioners. We hope you can join us!

Course Description

Formalized mentorship opportunities provide a platform for practicing therapists to expand their skills, participate in rich discussions, and enhance their clinical reasoning process to ultimately support professional growth and development. This Therapeutic Listening® mentorship series will explore the use and clinical applications of all the Therapeutic Listening libraries among participants who have previously completed the ‘Listening with the Whole Body’ training course.

Participants will need to submit one case, over the course of the series, where Therapeutic Listening has been utilized as part of a larger treatment protocol. Participants will be encouraged to utilize a provided case presentation template (including initial assessment findings, key insight gained from the Functional Listening Questionnaire and caregiver/client interview, and individualized music progressions) to share their own cases and accompanying questions related to the individualized implementation of Therapeutic Listening with their clients.

To support the translation of research into practice, participants will also examine the existing research on Therapeutic Listening and analyze how this information may influence future clinical use of this therapeutic tool. Each session, instructors will provide adjunct lectures and clinical case examples on topics related to the successful implementation of Therapeutic Listening and expanding clinical reasoning skills, including case-study examples of how different clinical pictures benefit from different Therapeutic Listening progressions and unique elements of music; identifying and combining complementary therapeutic treatments with Therapeutic Listening; and the importance of understanding state and arousal regulation when matching music. By the end of this interactive series, instructors aim to expand and broaden therapists’ use and understanding of Therapeutic Listening to enrich their own clinical practice.

*This is a small group learning experience, seats are limited, and live course attendance is expected. While all participants are required to submit one case during the series, all cases may not be presented within the live mentorship group. 

Participants are required to have taken at least the ‘Listening with the Whole Body’ course prior to attending the mentorship series. However, as the case examples are not limited to only the modulated music, completion of the training courses pertaining to the Quickshifts, Spatially Enhanced, and Fine-Tuning selections are recommended. 

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Free Mentorship Series Q&A

Interested in registering for the course, but want to learn more first?

Live Webinar with Recording Access
Wednesday, September 7
12:00pm CDT

Join our open discussion to learn more about the benefits of formal mentorship and how it can impact your clinical practice. To attend the Q&A session, register for the free session here.

During this Q&A, Sheila and Tracy will provide insight on

– What topics will be discussed in the mentorship series
– Participant case submission process & how cases will be used to support interactive learning
– How mentorship can foster growth & individualized implementation of Therapeutic Listening within clinical practice
If you can’t attend live, submit your questions in advance to info@vitallinks.net to be included in the discussion and view the recording!

*The recording will be available on the Vital Links blog within two business days after the conclusion of the Q&A session.




Day 1: Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central DAYLIGHT Time

Day 2: Monday, September 19, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:30pm CDT

Day 3: Monday, September 26, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:30pm CDT

Day 4: Monday, October 3, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:30pm CDT

Day 5: Monday, October 10, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:30pm CDT
*Check-in begins at 4:45pm CDT for all days 





Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L
Tracy Bjorling; OTD, OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have developed a deeper understanding of the use of Therapeutic Listening as it relates to their individual caseload and be able to:

  • Analyze current research pertaining Therapeutic Listening to support the translation of research into practice
  • Compare individualized Therapeutic Listening case study example music progressions based upon the client’s clinical picture and appropriate elements of music
  • Utilize the presented Therapeutic Listening clinical reasoning model to present and reflect on the clinical rationale behind an individualized Therapeutic Listening progression from assessment through treatment
  • Identify appropriate complementary treatment recommendations to Therapeutic Listening using a case study example
  • Recognize the importance of matching the elements of music (rhythm, spectral predominance, space, etc.) to individual clinical pictures based upon the assessment and identified functional goals
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Continuing Ed

Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. Participants will receive 7.5 contact hours or 0.75 AOTA CEUs for this course.

AOTA Classification Code: Service Delivery – Intervention, Professional Issues- Supervision
AOTA Target Audience: Occupational Therapy
AOTA Completion Requirements: Full Attendance, Participation & Case Submission

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Course Materials

Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.

  • The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
  • Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Register for your Vital Links Online Course, Exploring Therapeutic Listening in Practice.”

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Device Compatibility

There are basic device requirements for Vital Links webinars on Microsoft Teams platform. It is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services. To view more information on joining a Microsoft Teams webinar, please click here.

Contact Us if you have questions regarding compatibility.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; refunds will not be granted after that date. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course if notification is received in writing at least 7 business days prior to the start date.

Vital Links is not responsible for device compatibility issues, and it is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services. Any difficulty with compatibility is not grounds for a refund after the live webinar session begins.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order. Registrations submitted via Purchase Order Payment will not be processed until the Purchase Order form is received by Vital Links.

*This is a Live course. Full Attendance during the hours of this webinar is expected.


Need to contact us by phone? call: 608-960-2009


Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L
Tracy Bjorling; OTD, OTR/L

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