The Intersection of Satir, Music and Teens – Part I

February 26, 2022 - March 26, 2022

Online Via Zoom


The Intersection of Satir, Music and Teens - Part 1

Musical Interventions supporting developmental tasks in adolescents

3 - 2 hour sessions Saturdays February 26, March 12, 26, 2022
9:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Time
Online via Zoom

with  Dr. Beth Nemesh, PhD, MT-BC, LMFT

Dr. Beth Nemesh is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) majoring in Music Therapy (mainly guitar and voice). She is a Licensed Family-Marital Therapist, and a graduate of Body-Mind Psychotherapy, integrating Buddhist philosophies with Western theories.

Dr. Beth Nemesh is a graduate of Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (STST), trained with Dr. John Banmen & Dr. Nitza Broide-Miller. She was drawn to Virginia’s basic beliefs, and the Model’s experiential, positive and humanistic foundations. Beth works with families, couples, individuals, and groups in a private practice in Israel, integrating Music, Movement, Visual Art, Phototherapy, Bibliotherapy, Psychodrama, with the Satir Model.

Dr. Beth Nemesh has published several articles, presents in conferences, teaches and provides workshops nationally and internationally. She is a co-founder of the Satir Institute of Galilee in Israel.


This workshop is intended for professionals working with teens, families that include teens, dyads of parent-teenager. Anyone holding groups of teens and school councilors working with teens. This proposal is not intended for teenagers, rather to the therapists working with them.

In this workshop we explore the use of diverse musical interventions with teens dealing with a variety of developmental tasks.

The workshop is based on contemporary research showing how teens are attracted and connected to music from many perspectives. Biologically, music affects our brain structure and connections promoting neural changes and regulation, activating various centers and creating neural connections. Socially music is a means for social connection, belonging, shaping personal identity, and exploring the self. Emotionally music can be an outlet for overwhelming emotions and mood swings, promoting expression of feelings in compatible ways. Spiritually music evokes ideas, values, beliefs about life and living. Music is a connection to movement, creativity, life, and life energy.  It is an easy and comfortable way to connect to the dark sides and challenges which emerge at adolescence.

In the first 3 workshops we will experience the use of diverse musical interventions. Each 2-hour session explores a single topic, offering various interventions appropriate for different age groups and settings.

  1. First session will explore and help express issues of self-esteem and personal identity. Addressing caused and negative outcomes of low self-esteem.
  2. The second session will focus on the emotional roller coaster experienced in adolescents. Reflecting internal struggles, getting in touch with diverse emotions and impulses to help communicate and connect within and between.
  3. The third session will delve into the paradox of gradual separation of teens from childhood and home. The challenges teens and parents face with growing independence.

The workshops will address the personal iceberg, peer and family relationships, as well as social competence for promoting healthy teen development and relationships. The sessions will consider individual therapy, dyads of parent-teen, family sessions and groups.

Musical interventions include the creative use of music, songs, poetry, voice and improvisations. The workshop will engage with the ‘real’ and virtual worlds of music for promoting diverse goals in creative therapeutic experiences. Participants do not necessarily need a musical background or expertise. More importantly, they must possess an inner ability to be playful and be open to a new shared experience.


All 3 - Two Hour Workshops - $195
Alternating Saturdays (February 26, March 12, March 26, 2022)
9:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Time

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Cancellation Policy

No Refunds after February 14, 2022, but before February 14, 2022 refunds minus a $50 administration fee.

For More Information Contact:
Cindi Mueller, Administrator
Satir Institute of the Pacific