Drumming & Spirituality for Healing and Recovery
Presented by the Spiritualitu Initiative, Latino Collaborative, and Native Indigenous Peoples Initiative of San Mateo County
You play a key role in helping people from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being. Dr. Sal Núñez developed the Medicinal Drumming therapeutic approach, which incorporates indigenous medicine, behavioral medicine, and traditional Afro Puerto Rican rhythms. This practice has been endorsed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Mental Health and the University of South Florida.
With this training you will be able to:
Identify at least three positive outcomes of drumming
and spiritual practices when used as an evidence-based
intervention to decrease psychiatric symptoms
Learn techniques and methodology to
incorporate drumming into clinical practice
Learn to utilize drumming and spirituality practices as
For more information please contact:
Frances Lobos at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (650) 372-3272
2:00 Welcoming and Introductions
2:05 – 2:15 Opening Ceremony
2:15 – 3:30 Drumming as a Healing Art
Dr. Núñez will facilitate a medicinal drumming circle and discuss the healing properties of ceremonial
drumming. Rhythms and song will be used to stimulate the body and mind and to generate group cohesion,
social connectivity, and well-being. The circle will serve to discuss the use of spirituality and intentionality in
healing; and the pathway towards higher consciousness through sacred space.
3:30 – 3:50 Closing Ceremony & Questions/Reflections
3:50 – 4:00 Post Test/Evaluation
Important Continuing Education Information
This course is provided free of charge. Unless otherwise noted, all activities included within the course are
eligible for CE credit. For those attendees that successfully complete the course, a completion certificate will
be provided at the conclusion of the course or within 30 days via mail/email.
San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services is approved to provide the following:
• This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing Education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, and
LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CAMFT CE Provider # 128414
• Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP1405, for 2contact
• Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 4C-06-400-1119 for 2.CEH’s.
About the Facilitator
Sal Núñez, PhD is a licensed psychologist and marriage family therapist, researcher, educator, and community advocate. Sal is a senior associate adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and has taught in the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University. He is tenured faculty at City College of San Francisco and founding Director of their Community Mental Health Certificate Program, funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). During the past 20 years, Dr. Nunez has been investigating the healing effects of rhythms, medicinal plants, song, storytelling and ceremony and leading Drumming Circles throughout the Bay Area.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
The speaker(s) and planner(s) declare that neither they, nor any member of their immediate families, have had a financial relationship in the past 12 months that is relevant to this training activity. Cultural and Linguistic Competency The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. San Mateo County provides services through the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN).
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San Mateo County Office of Diversity and Equity website at: www.smchealth.org/ode.