Harmony In Practice: A Clinical Workshop

Backline is proud to present Harmony In Practice Clinical Workshop for mental health providers from around the country working with music industry professionals and their families. Join us, September 13th and 14th at Infinity Park Event Center in Denver, CO.

First 40 tickets include entry and round trip transport to Greensky Bluegrass featuring California Honeydrops at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday, 9/13.

Full course brochure can be downloaded here

Please email hello@backline.care for any questions not answered below.

Who Should Attend?

This in-person workshop is designed for mental health and wellness providers, social workers and counselors at all levels of experience and licensure to gain a better working knowledge of how to clinically treat individuals within the music industry. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the struggles members of the music industry face, and the negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
  2. Participants will report a greater understanding of specialty treatments and resources to use with members of the music industry.
  3. Participants will describe a greater understanding of how to properly explore, engage, and document efforts to treat, while assessing how to incorporate skills developed into their own practice.

Course Outline

Friday 9/13

11:30am – 12:00pm Registration and Check-in

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Backline Care: Specialty Treatment of Members of the Music Industry, led by Backline’s Clinical Director, Ari Jacobson LCPC, NCC

1:15pm – 2:00pm: Suicide & Mental Health in Art, Entertainment, & Recreation led by Ari Jacobson, LCPC, NCC and Andrew Dudash

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Sound Medicine – Unveiling the Inner Encore: Integrating KAP into Therapy for Music Industry Professionals led by Mariah Jeremiah, MSW, LCSW

3:30pm–4:00pm: Mindfulness/Breathwork Practice

4:00pm-4:30pm: Closing remarks and course evaluations

7:00pm Greensky Bluegrass featuring California Honeydrops at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Entrance and transport covered for the first 40 conference ticket purchasers.

Saturday 9/14

8:30am-9:00am: Check-In

9:00am – 10:00am: A Review of Resources for the Music Industry led by Hallie Lincoln, LCSW-C and Ari Jacobson, LCPC, NCC 

10:15am – 11:15am: Building Harmony: Creating Resiliency for Positive Mental Health within Music Industry led by John Morse, Ph.D, LMFT, RPT/S & Carla Felts, MSW, LCSW

11:30am – 12:30pm: Brave Spaces Wellness Hour

12:30pm-1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm-2:45pm: How to Make Healing a Lifestyle: An Introduction to Wellness led by William Washington, Ph.D, LPCC-S

3:00pm-4:15pm: The need for resources in the music industry, an open discussion

4:15-4:30: Closing remarks and course evaluation

Full course brochure can be downloaded here

Registration and Scholarships

Please contact ari@backline.care if you have any questions, concerns, or need special accommodations. Space is limited. Registration may be completed up until the start of the workshop. Cancellations must be received prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund.

We are pleased to offer student tickets for our upcoming conference at a special half-price rate of $100. Please note that student tickets do not qualify for continuing education credits for social workers or counselors, nor do they include a free ticket to the Greensky Bluegrass concert at Red Rocks. To be eligible for a student ticket, proof of enrollment, such as a student ID or course schedule, must be presented during registration.

We are excited to offer 5 free scholarship tickets to providers who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ with specific interest/experience in serving the music industry. These scholarships reflect our commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse professional environment, recognizing the invaluable perspectives these communities bring to the music industry and mental health care. To learn more and apply, please complete this form.

Course Completion and CE

Harmony in Practice is approved for 7 Category A CEs through NBCC. Approval is pending through the Board of Social Work. Participants must attend the entire course and complete a course evaluation to earn CE hours, if approved. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

Please contact your local licensing Board to ensure NBCC and Board of Social Work credit is approved for your licensure.


We are pleased to offer special room block options for all Harmony in Practice attendees:
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Cherry Creek
Hampton Inn and Suites Denver-Cherry Creek
  • Booking Link 
  • 4150 East Kentucky Ave. Glendale, CO 80246  (1 minute drive, 6 minute walk from the Infinity Park Events Center)
  •  $140/night for 1 queen bed, 1 king bed, or two queen beds *rate does not include taxes and fees
  • Booking Deadline: August 13
  • If you would like to adjust the dates outside of what is available, please call 303-692-1800 to speak with a sales representative and mention the Backline Care group

Please note that rooms are subject to availability, and the booking deadlines are firm. We encourage you to book early to secure your accommodation.