Therapy Clinic for Children and Adults Spring 2005Inside this issue: Music Therapy Connection to Disability Treatment by Barbara WoodMusic Therapy Connec- 1tion to Disability Treat- The concept of what brain removed at 4 months old “All of Michael’s goals inment constitutes a disability is as due to a rare seizure disorder. music therapy were varied as the shades of the Music therapy has increasedMessage From Execu- 2 rainbow. Some children are his awareness of histive Director born with disabilities, surroundings. He actually referred to as birth defects. participates with bouncing,What is Art Therapy 2 Other individuals develop smiling and vocalizing to them due to illness, music and is meeting accidents and injuries. developmental milestones asMusic Therapist 3 Whatever the root cause, the a result of music therapy.”Imported treatment of many types of “Since David began taking disabilities is changing2005 CREATIVE 6 music therapy, his rhythm and thanks to the advancement demonstrated: increasedPartnerships coordination have vastly of music therapy. auditory processing speed, improved. He sings and The following reports decreased speech impulsivity,Music4Life Wellness 7 come from parents whose echolalia and yelling, improve-Programs children have been CCTA ment following directions and clients benefiting from music independent functioning.”Event Schedule 8 therapy with funds provided Music Therapy is an estab- by the Foundation for lished health profession in Positively Kids. Discover the which music is used in a thera- non-musical goals observed peutic setting to strengthen of their child’s progress. client’s abilities for transfer-Special points of ence to other areas of theirinterest: lives. Music touches almostClients do not have to be musically every skill level targeted withor artistically gifted to benefit from other therapies to boost themusic and art therapy. effectiveness of both, increas-Only seven music therapists are ing the over all effects for theemployed in Nevada compared to client. Request CCTA’s pro-250 in California and 120 in gram brochure for a list of theArizona. strums his guitar to the music. benefits within eight program This has had a direct effect on Music therapy funding sources in areas.other states (not Nevada) include his language and speechinsurance, Medicaid, Medicare, skills. He also has learned to MT + OT + PT + STand other government funds. In interact better in social Diverse treatment modesNevada, only private pay, limitedgrant sources and facility budgets situations.” are optimal in addressing “My son had a part of his (continued on page 4)support music and art therapy.We need your help advocating formusic and art therapyreimbursement. Contact our officeat 363-8166 to begin supporting FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)CCTA. What is music therapy? for persons who are well including creating, Music therapists use and meeting the needs of singing, moving to, music within a children and adults with and/or listening to music. therapeutic relationship disabilities or illnesses. Music therapists Celebrating to address physical, After assessing the structure the use of both 15 years emotional, cognitive, and strengths and needs of instrumental and vocal 1990 — 2005 social needs of each client, qualified music strategies to individuals of all ages, music therapists provide facilitate changes that improving quality of life the indicated treatment, are nonmusical in
Message from Executive Director our successful programs to statewide recognition. Then we can work on duplicating funding sources other agen- cies depend on in other states. CCTA and Music4Life Discover the joy of being a at The Loux Center 44 CREATIVE Community Building “L” Partners assisted CCTA in CREATIVE Community Part- W. Charleston Campus 2004 through invaluable ner: healing children and Community College of So. Nevada. partnerships. They adults through music and art. provided advocacy, 2005 celebrates our 15th We invite you to join us as marketing, client treatment anniversary! we co-create happier, more referrals, music therapy Every weekday is an Open fulfilling lives -- together! service contracts, funding, House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with Yours Truly, in-kind contributions, and a standing invitation to tour education programs. our new facility. Judith CREATIVE Community During 2005 we welcome Partners are: resources, enthusiasm and Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC health advocacy to elevate music therapist-board certified Music4Life sponsors Women’s C atalysts for change Chamber of Commerce of NV R esourceful Holiday Mixer at CCTA. E nthusiastic A dvocates for health T imely THANK YOU 2004 CREATIVE FAQs I nvested Community Partners V aluable (continued from page 1) E ffective Accessible Space Inc. Arthritis Foundation nature. Depending upon the Barbara Greenspun Women- needs of the clients involved, Become a Partner Now! sessions are offered on an What is sCare Center for Excellence BEST Coalition individual or group basis. Music Challenger Newspaper therapists are usually members of Clark County School District Art therapists an interdisciplinary team of health Guidance & Counseling use drawings ? care professionals who work Community College of So. and other collaboratively to help clients Nevada art/media Comprehensive Cancer achieve treatment goals and forms to assess, treat, and Centers of Nevada objectives. rehabilitate patients with Desert Regional Center — AMA website, 2004 mental, emotional, physical, EOB Lied & Hollyhock Senior Centers and/or developmental disor- Family Ties of Nevada ders. Art therapists use and First Church of Religious facilitate the art process, Science providing materials, instruc- First Fridays/The Funk House tion, and structuring of tasks Foundation for Positively Kids tailored either to indi- HealthSouth viduals or groups. Using their Helen J. Stewart School skills of assessment and in- Home Depot terpretation, they understand JBE Computers Kelly Paper and plan the appropriateness Order CCTA’s treatment Las Vegas Chamber of of materials applicable to the Harpist Kathy Kavanaugh enjoysclinic program brochure for Commerce client’s therapeutic needs. past CCTA Trustee Sunny Tice, Leadership Las Vegas Focus your staff and clients: LCSW, and Karen Null (right), National Endowment for the Arts MFT/Board Certified Art Therapist Telephone Websites Nevada Childrens Center during Music4Life’s Holiday Party (702) 363-8166 Nevada Arts Council at CCTA. with more information: Nevada Neuroscience or E-mail Foundation American Music Therapy Assn Nevada Occupational www.musictherapy.org LasVegas@CCTA.us Therapists American Medical Association Nevada PEP www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/40/0405musicther.pdf Nevada Power Company American Art Therapy Assn (continued on page 6) www.arttherapy.org Page 2
Page 3 Music Therapist Imported By Ted DeCorte It is fitting that Catherine there is so much these de Mers gravitated to the children cant do, what we birthplace of jazz, the want to know is what they cradle of modern American CAN do." music to pursue her The Nordoff-Robbins Bachelors in Music Therapy approach to music therapy & Psychology. As a native developed in the 1950/60s, isIN-KIND INVESTMENTS of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, grounded in the belief thatCCTA will gratefully accept: Ms. de Mers knew that the everyone can respond to city of Satchmo and Fats music, no matter how ill or Rehabilitative Hospital. SheQuickbooks Pro (nonprofit and Jelly Roll and King disabled. The unique qualities followed her graduation magnaedition) computer software to Oliver, and Wynton, of music as therapy can cum laude from Loyola withtransform accounting from Branford and Ellis – New enhance communication,cash to accrual basis teaching music and piano to Orleans - was THE place to support change, and enable children, volunteering with the pursue her love for music, people to live more New Orleans Association ofUpright piano in excellentcondition as well as her passion for resourcefully and creatively. Retarded Children and helping others. Developmental DisabilitiesDrum kit Beginning with playing “The local cats took . . . Services in Newark, New York, the piano at age nine, Ms. the music they heard in working primarily with adultsElectric bass guitar/amplifier de Mers’ music became an churches and the music with developmental disabilities, important part of her life. they heard in barrooms, mental retardation,Electric guitar/amplifier Yet it was not until she was and they blew a new mu- psychological disorders, and a senior in high school that sic, a wild, jubilant music. physical disabilities.Percussion instruments/stand she understood how to It made people feel free. Big Brothers/Big Sisters,Gathering drum & latin integrate her musical love It made people feel alive! and an internship at Fingerpercussion set with her academic interest Everything is touched by Lakes Developmental in psychology and science. the joyous anarchy called Disabilities Services inFireproof safe Encouraged by her New Orleans Jazz.” Newark, New York, Ms. De mother to watch a segment – New Orleans Mers worked primarily withRoom dividers of the news program “ Online.com adults with developmental “20/20” about a music disabilities, mental retardation, therapist making her psychological disorders, and rounds in a hospital, Like New Orleans, the physical disabilities. Catherine soon had an great cornucopia of musical In 2004 Catherine de Mers epiphany. She discovered sounds, tones and moods, joined her fiancé, an orchestra her dream career. For the music department at teacher at Monaco Middle Catherine that person’s job Loyola University revealed to School, in southern Nevada as music therapist Ms. de Mers that music and brought her energy and “combined everything I was therapy, similar to talents to CCTA as a music interested in.” psychology, had many therapist. I caught up with New Orleans is the different approaches to Catherine in traffic via her cell home of Loyola University, accomplish therapy goals phone. one of 70 schools in the Catherine noted, that in “Music is a non-verbal form U.S. with a music therapy particular with children with of communication which is less degree program. disabilities, “Amazing results threatening than some forms At Loyola, Catherine could be achieved with of verbal communication,” she would encounter the work matching their mood with the began. Some people, developed by music music.” particularly children, find itPoco Davis, LADC (left) therapy pioneers Ms. de Mers’ Loyola Music4Life speaker more comfortable to express Composer Dr. Paul Nordoff program was enhanced by themselves through music, asDennis Burkhardt, D.C. and special educator Dr. clinical practicums in it is the universal language, CCTA Chair Clive Robbins. Ms de Mers geriatrics, with physically and and it is a powerful therapeutic was fascinated with developmentally delayed tool. Music bridges that gapRose Yuhos, RN (right) Nordoff-Robbins Music children at Children’s Hospital [between therapist and Professional Council Therapy and believed as in New Orleans, emotionally patient]. member Robbins, "Music is the most and behaviorally disturbed “Music is such a flexible basic way to reach children at Benjamin medium to use. [As a therapist] handicapped children. It is Bannecker Elementary you can vary the tempo, the the one thing that School, and patients with dynamics and the mood; transcends all human Cerebral Palsy and physical emotion and feeling. disabilities at New Orleans (continued on page 4)
Music Therapist Music Therapy Connection Imported to Disability Treatment (continued from page 3) (continued from page 1) change one thing and it different kinds of disabilities. Non-Musical Goals changes everything. [Music Music therapy complements Music therapy improves therapy is] very versatile and occupational therapy, goal areas found in adaptive,” Ms. de Mers physical therapy and speech occupational therapy, stated. therapy, and is the one single physical therapy and speech As Catherine de Mers treatment that crosses all therapy. These non-musical discovered, music therapy, borders in helping the goal areas include: motor like New Orleans, has a disabled. skills (e.g., sensori-motor, language which is often all Music therapy provides an physio-motor, physical, its own. optimal communication perceptual/motor, fine motor channel for clients who have and gross motor); a difficult time expressing tactile sensitivity; themselves in words. auditory tracking; CCTA Music Therapy Emotional support through visual tracking; Lecture & Demonstration music assists clients and their sensory functioning; at Goolsby Elementary families to express their perception; School in Las Vegas. feelings. communication (e.g., vocal 2004 — 2005 school Music therapy helps expression, vocalization, education programs are Catherine in-session with physical rehabilitation by speech production, funded in part by the a music therapy client. facilitating movement and expressive language, Nevada State Arts Council, increasing motivation to be language development, a state agency, and the involved in treatment. verbal skills, receptive National Endowment for the Complementing physical language); Arts, a federal agency. "It is wonderful that therapy, music therapy non-verbal communication supports gait training, body (e.g., eye contact); music can be the social skills (e.g., behavior, awareness, (identifying body bridge to reach a parts in songs), and attentiveness, emotional, observation of others moving interpersonal, relationships, child where words to the music. Perception is sharing); have failed." improved, e.g., through following directions; beating drums loud and soft Cognitive (e.g., academic; “Music therapy is the and with varying rhythms. sequencing; discrimination;wave of the future. We are — Paul McCartney From children challenged sorting);just at the tip of the with autism to adults with spatial awareness;iceberg, breaking through brain injuries and everything and self-curing.to unlock the secrets to in between, music therapy opens doors and windows Unlock the Mind’s Secretsthe mind. I believe music into minds, emotions and Mary Evilsizer, MA, MBA,therapy may very well be physiology because whole Executive Director of thethe key to the lock, holding brain functioning is Southern Nevada Center forthe answer to the future.” stimulated. Independent Living (“SNCIL”), Music -- as sound waves -- understands that “music travels through space to the therapy is the wave of the inner ear by mechanical future. We are just at the tip energy. The mechanical of the iceberg, breaking movement of sound waves through to unlock the secrets stimulates the inner ear’s to the mind. I believe music To schedule a school Judith in music therapy 30,000 hair cells (cilia) to therapy may very well be the education program: session with Celeste, fed convert the energy to key to the lock, holding the with a g-tube, who found electrochemical impulses answer to the future.” Telephone hypotonia created prob- which carry the information to SNCIL works with people lems with gross motor and 50,000 nerve fibers within challenged with all types of (702) 363-8166 many parts of the brain in disabilities, both from birth language skills. 20 music or therapy sessions signifi- both left and right and acquired. Ms. Evilsizer cantly increased her motor hemispheres. believes “music always calms E-mail coordination, language, Musical stimulation affects the soul. If you take time to and independence. whole brain process and our listen to music, you acquire LasVegas@CCTA.us Celeste no longer needs whole body response. feelings of peace, a higher her G-tube. (continued on page 5) Page 4
Page 5 Music Therapy Connection to Disability Treatment (continued from page 4) capacity and a knowledge treatment and residential State Support that you are going to be okay transitional living programs for Nevada State Senator because you are going to mature adolescents and adults Valerie Wiener has been a make it happen.” who have sustained brain strong advocate for music“I believe that appropriately Evilsizer has experienced injuries. therapy. In a recent lettertargeted services of music’s ability to “inspire Robert Hogan, Program from Senator Wiener to thequalified music therapists creativity and empower Director at NCEP, has read Division of Healthcarecould enhance Nevada’s people to calm down in order many research studies that Financing and Policy forMedicaid program in a cost to go through difficult report significant affects with Nevada, she stated, “Whileeffective manner.” situations.” When asked music therapy positively the Nevada Medicaid Manual about the future of music affecting immune systems and does not specifically include — State Senator Valerie Wiener therapy, Evilsizer notes “We brain chemistry. He looks music therapists in the list of are discovering how the brain forward to “collaborating with providers, it would appear that functions with different CCTA once music therapy is certain sections of the manual rhythms. Unlike meditation, funded to assist our clients could be interpreted to include with music you don’t have to challenged with traumatic brain music therapy services such work as hard to get the net injuries.” as recreational therapy, family calmness. There will be support arrangements and Advocate for Music Therapy more uses for therapeutic supported living services Schools are in the top four music in the healing process. under the Home & Community settings across the United How people perceive their Based Waiver Program; States employing music situation is crucial to how fast restorative therapy and social therapists who work with they heal. It’s easy to think and recreational services to developmentally disabled things are impossible and be provided by ‘appropriate children. Not one music hopeless, but by listening to professional staff’ under the therapist is employed in the music, nothing is hopeless Adult Day Health Care Clark County School District. and every problem has a Program; and training and With the credibility and Gary’s disabilities solution. Music removes all rehabilitative services under validation from insurance challenged his barriers. Everyone can feel the Intermediate Care for the companies that are now dreams for the music through the vibrations, Mentally Retarded Program.” receiving increased requests to “Golden Years”. including the deaf and those Senator Wiener goes on reimburse policy holders for Music therapy with low cognitive to say “As you know, research music therapy services, the helped him and his functioning.” has shown that music therapy industry is expanding by leaps wife make the SNCIL deals with many can improve the functioning and bounds. Because of this, transition from life- people who experience a lot and quality of life of persons the American Music Therapy long-long jobs to of stress. Quadriplegics with Alzheimer’s, Association is developing a retirement with need help on all levels. developmental and physical standardized assessment for increased peace Evilsizer advocates for music disabilities, brain injuries, children with developmental and joy. and art in schools with mental illness, substance disabilities to facilitate referrals countless benefits to children abuse problems, acute and and reimbursements. and their families. She chronic pain, and other Music therapy is a affirms “Music allows them to conditions. I believe that reimbursable treatment, upon just relax and develop a appropriately targeted diagnosis and therapeutic sense of freedom. If you services of qualified music goals, in many states (not can’t walk, talk or sing in real therapists could enhance Nevada) with these codes: Speaker’s Bureau life, through music you can. 97110, 97112, 97116, 92506, Nevada’s Medicaid program For people with disabilities, in a cost effective manner.” 92507, 97150 and 97535. Schedule a speaker to music and art therapy are Charles Duarte, Funding is one of the empowering. They give administrator for the Nevada introduce your staff, clients, biggest issues for providing peace with calmness and Division of Health Care patients or customers to music and art therapy services. trigger self-confidence and Financing and Policy Even though insurance codes music therapy treatment capacity.” responded to Senator exist, and advocacy is programs and Music4Life The Loux Center is Wiener’s letter stating that promoted within our state for CCTA’s new home with the Nevada Medicaid approval for wellness programs, cus- music therapy, and other Nevada Community music therapy reimbursement tomized to meet your needs highly visible community Enrichment Program will require: organizations uphold music from stress management to (“NCEP”), a post-acute, non- 1) a fiscal analysis; therapy, there is still a crucial treatment regimens. profit, CARF accredited, 2) an amendment to the shortage of funding due, in neuro-rehabilitation program, federal waiver Telephone part, to lack of knowledge on offering intensive application; the part of some of the people (702) 363-8166 comprehensive day (continued on page 7) in charge of funding.
CREATIVE Music and Art Community Partners Therapy Treatment (continued from page 2) Programs Nevada State Bank CCTA and Down Syn- Early Childhood Nevada Community Enrichment drome Organization of So. Development Program Nevada (“DSOSN”) began a Autism, Down Syndrome Nevada Early Intervention 2005 partnership with fund- Cerebral Palsy Services Nevada Heart & Vascular ing provided by Wal-Mart (N. Developmental Delays Center Rainbow/Cheyenne). Hearing Impaired Nevada Occupational DSOSN scheduled an Nonverbal Therapists introductory music therapy Noonan Syndrome North Las Vegas Police lecture and demonstration Rhett’s Syndrome Community Service on Family Night to enroll Visually Impaired Plaster, Richard & Wendy children into the program Power Integration Center Mental Health Issues 2005 CREATIVE and immediately filled the Southern Nevada AHEC Abuse, Anxiety, Depression groups. Three groups meet Partnership Southern Nevada Center for weekly for ages 3 through Grief, Bipolar Independent Living Manic Depressive State Senator Valerie Wiener 30. CCTA and Down Panic Attack, Suicidal United Way of Southern Nevada Stress Management University of Southern Nevada Syndrome Organization U.S. Senator Harry Reid Wellness of So. Nevada (“DSOSN”) Women in Business School Age Women’s Chamber of Behavioral Problems began a new partnership Commerce of Nevada Anger, Disruptive with funding provided by Runaways, Criminal THANK YOU Elderly Challenges Wal-Mart. Nevada State Bank for Dementia, Alzheimer’s renewing our grant Stroke, Parkinson’s during 2005!! Medical “Music gets to the soul of Pregnancy, Cancer Become a CREATIVE the individual, regardless Heart Attack, Surgery Community Partner today of the level of their disabil- Lupus, Fybromyalgia to HEAL people with ity. Our children tend to be Terminal Illness Music and Art. really social and music Disabilities therapy pulls in appropri- Mental Retardation ate socialization, as well Deafness, Blindness CCTA Volunteers as covering speech/ Traumatic Brain Injury Needed language, self-esteem, and cognitive skills. I’m Board of Trustees really impressed with the Referral Sources 3 positions from these areas: Creative, Marketing, Business group sessions. We are & Fees very excited about music Secretary, Accounting Clients are referred to therapy!” Advisory Board — Kathy Treants music and art therapyNewsletter Staff 4 Celebrity Spokespersons from people like you: Executive Director from these areas: DSOSN Physicians, PsychologistsJudith Pinkerton, Editor Entertainer (music) Nurses, Social WorkersDonna Criswell, Graphics & Art, Writing, Drama Psychotherapists, Counselors Layout Professional Council Ministers, Friends 5 positions from these areas: Marriage/Family TherapistsTed DeCorte, Writer Alcohol/Drug Counselors Abuse, Early ChildhoodBarbara Wood, Writer Disabilities, Special Education Speech Therapists School-age Occupational Therapists Teachers, Parents Rewarding IEP Advocates Volunteer Positions Anniversary Event Coordinator Session fees vary, depend- Staff health fair booths * * ent upon group or individual Music4Life Presenter* * sessions and financial Music therapy assistant * * need. Payment options Marketing include: agency contracts, Spanish interpreter sliding scale fees, and Office assistance credit card. * * Training Required Call for details: Tel (702) 363-8166 Page 6
Page 7 Music4Life Wellness Programs Music Therapy Connection to www.Music4Life.us Disability Treatment (continued from page 5) 3) significant evidence supporting music therapy’s ability to TM defer recipients from institutional care; and Don’t need therapy, but still Depression, Chronic pain 4) a review of licensure. experiencing stress, anxiety, Lack of self-esteem CCTA will continue to depression, anger or grief? Emotional confusion provide Mr. Duarte’s Attend a training to use your Relationship problems required information music — and music you never Traumatic Stress through statewide public thought of — in a formula to education programs. These release repressed or stuck emo- “I reached a wall in therapy advocacy efforts for state tions that rule harmful thoughts I couldn’t break through. I funding support will seek to and actions. was stuck. Music4Life was replicate national music“My first Music4Life When Music4Life is applied a miracle for me. I was able therapy trends that benefitprogram helped me have as a treatment technique, nega- to face my barriers head- Nevadans.fun again! Since my dad tive moods are released and on, and break through them CCTA and CREATIVEdied, I’ve been stuck in transformed. Experience a self- to achieve the emotional community partners arewhat felt like an inescap- assessment, case studies, and balance I needed to reach looking for music therapyable depression. Since I live performance that demon- my goals.” funding to help Nevadansstarted music therapy, strate the USE MEE formula, — G.M., Business Executive with disabilities. Sources ofthere’s been a slow guiding selection of music from Las Vegas future funding are notchange, and now I’m feel- 16 styles and three mood classi- always clear when agenciesing like a new (better) fications for a personalized pro- “I was stuck in grieving my lack the knowledge aboutperson.” gram supporting optimal health. losses, in fear. The the power of music and art — Mallory B. Attend a free, one-hour Music4Life program [aka therapies. Share your student Music4Life program at CCTA. the MEE journey] freed my knowledge to help break Or, register for the 8-hour work- emotions, helped me get down barriers so we can shop (CEUs) on April 28 & 30, through the grieving proc- help more people to live a 2005, and receive personalized ess, lifted my heart and better quality of life. training by author, violinist, made it easier to get rid of CCTA schedules staff music therapist Judith Pinkerton. physical and emotional in-services and public pain.” forums on-site and off-site Reduce: — Debra M., therapist to build public awareness. Music4Life Grief, Guilt, Anger, Anxiety Lupus survivor Call now to schedule yourWellness Programs Insomnia, Exhaustion Nevada program: (702) 363-8166!FREE on Thursdays “This was the best thing that we could have done for our son Travis. We have seen him man-5:30p.m. — 6:30p.m. age his anger better, and this has given him the confidence to do better in school. Music ther- apy is a wonderful thing.” Local policeman Jim and wife Monica Carter make music withRegister for the CEU Catherine. They are STAR parents workshop for our Spring Newsletter, commut- April 28 & 30 ing 225 miles weekly from Laughlin to bring their son Travis for musicRSVP to reserve your therapy. Through Jim’s hard work, a seat or to schedule music therapy lecture/demonstration and Music4Life wellness programJudith at your agency: were presented at the William Ben-360-2447 or 363-8166 nett Elementary School Parent Sup- port Group on February 17, to share E-mail their son’s success — and advocatemanagement@Music4Life.us for car pooling plus a local program! The music therapy program was funded in part by Laughlin’s Family Resource Center and by the Ne- It’s parents like you, vada State Arts Council, a state Jim and Monica, agency, and the National Endow- that set a new standard in commitment! ment for the Arts, a federal agency. Page 7
6375 W. Charleston Blvd-WCLSuite 184Las Vegas, Nevada 89146Websites:www.CCTA.uswww.Music4Life.usTelephone(702) 363-8166EmailLasVegas@CCTA.us 2005 2005 Spring Boards Lawyers VS Doctors Staff Event Volunteers at Thomas Mack Schedule Board of Trustees Dennis D. Burkhardt, D.C. $1,700 Thursdays Chair Basketball Charity Ted DeCorte 5:30pm ― 6:30pm Music4Life Seminar Secretary/Treasurer Loraine Harris Game for CCTAAre you listening to the right Patrick McKnightmusic? Don’t need therapy, Mary Moorleghenbut still experiencing stress, Advisory Board Official Dennis Burkhardtanxiety, depression, anger or Harry Ferris is ready to support thegrief — discover formulas to U.S. Senator Harry Reid doctors playing fair ballreorganize your CD collec- State Sen. Valerie Wiener with CCTA Trusteetion to release unsettledness. Professional Council Patrick McKnight!CCTA office, Las Vegas Hilary Berman, LCSW Dennis recruited two Mar 8 Tues Michele Nichols, R.N., M.S. colleagues to officiate 6pm — 7:30pm Cheryl Cornelius, M.S., MFT, the game with him. Music4Life CADC Robert C. Wesley, Jr., M.D. Seminar and Concert Rose Yuhos, R.N.Nevada ComprehensiveCancer Center CCTA Staff3730 S. Eastern, Las Vegas Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC Executive Director April 28 & 30 Thurs/Sat Dennis Burkhardt, D.C. 6pm — 8pm Thurs Comptroller 9am — 4pm Sat Catherine de Mers, MT-BC, Music as Medicine music therapist 8-hour CEU workshop Karen Null, MFT, ATR-BC,Fees to $100 includes work- art therapistbook. CEUs: nurses, MFT, Patricia Marchman Office AssistantBADA. The Team Check updates on our Left to Right: Attorneys Lance Maningo, Jeff Maningo, Volunteers calendar: ww.CCTA.us Poco Davis, LADC Patrick McKnight, Curtis Brown, Kevin Blair Janet Pervanger Page 8 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!