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CenterPointe Hospital Holds Lecture on Music Therapy: “Let’s Express Ourselves”

Music Therapists: Left, Catherine Decker, MA, MT-BC; Right, Teresa Stamey, MT-BC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Charles, MO January 27, 2017
On Friday, January 27th, nearly 140 people visited CenterPointe Hospital in St. Charles, MO to learn about the therapeutic benefits of Music Therapy with a wide range of age groups, from children to seniors, and how music can help individuals with mental health or addiction issues to express their thoughts and feelings in a meaningful way.

Teresa Stamey and Catherine Decker, both board certified Music Therapists, engaged the audience in singing, clapping and drumming—illustrating how music can help individuals “find their own voice.”

Teresa Stamey explained that for seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, rhythm and the ability to sing and re-member the words to songs are accessible for a long time, bringing positive memories and feelings to seniors. Catherine Decker gave examples of how music and song writing can reduce stress, increase awareness of self and surroundings and increase communication skills.

About CenterPointe Hospital:
CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adolescents, adults, and senior adults in the metropolitan St. Louis area, southeastern and central Missouri, and central/southern Illinois. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles facility, and outpatient services are provided at locations throughout the Midwest.
The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center provides the region’s only private residential addiction treat-ment programs for adults, along with partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and medication-assisted recov-ery outpatient programs.
CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304 800-345-5407