presented by

Joseph Moreno

Joseph Moreno, MT

Joseph Moreno is Professor Emeritus of Music Therapy at Maryville University and Director of the Moreno Institute for the Creative Arts Therapies in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. He has long maintained an interdisciplinary approach to his work and is internationally recognized for his creative and groundbreaking work that has served to bring together the disciplines of music and psychodrama in group therapy processes. He has presented workshops in 57 countries and has been a sought-after keynote presenter at many international conferences. He is also known for his extensive field research into the indigenous world traditions of music and healing and the connections of these practices to further deepen our understanding of the role of the creative arts therapies in contemporary psychotherapy.

Moreno has authored the book, “Acting Your Inner Music: Music Therapy and Psychodrama” inspired by the legendary work of his uncle J. L. Moreno, the creator of psychodrama. This innovative book has been widely translated and published in a number of foreign editions and has become an essential resource for creative arts therapists seeking to develop integrative approaches to their work. His most recent book is ”The Lives of Music Therapists: Profiles in Creativity,” both books from Barcelona Publishers.

His numerous articles have been published in prestigious American journals and translated and published in 14 international journal publications. In 2001 he was presented the National Award in Research and Publications by the American Music Therapy Association. He has also been a recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1979, 1991 and 1995 as well as a Fulbright Scholar in 1988.

In 2007 he was presented with the Innovator's Award by the American Association for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.


"It's All About Music and Psychodrama"


Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to offer workshops on the practical applications of music in psychodrama and group therapy processes. The techniques presented are designed to enhance the work of therapists of any persuasion and setting including those who serve in areas such as mental health, counseling, social work, chemical dependence, rehabilitation, pain management, geriatrics, acute care, hospice care and special education.

Beginning with an introduction to music therapy, the various topics transition seamlessly while providing participants with a rich immersion experience in these approaches. There is no prerequisite musical background required, and groups of all sizes can be accommodated.

Workshops typically run from two to five days and provide a spirited, rich and experientially oriented introduction to this dynamic work. The music therapy techniques covered will have immediate practical applications and are designed to be fully accessible to participants with no formal music training. Participants will be enabled to add new dimensions to their work by learning how to integrate the role of music into individual and group music therapy processes.

To download a workshop outline, just click here.


For more information, please submit the form at right, click on the link below or contact:

Joseph Moreno, Director

Moreno Institute for the Creative Arts Therapies

2616 Via Berrenda

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505


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