The Value of Umind Webinars    Raymond James

Umind webinars target the issues that matter most to you and your organization. They are available to members and non-members of Umind. Our live webinars feature:

  • Important topics that are timely, relevant, and useful for you and your team.
  • Top speakers representing leaders within the child and youth mental health profession.
  • Value you can share with your colleagues.
  • Webinar recordings and presentation materials available to registered Umind members.
  • Umind members receive registration details for upcoming webinar events.

Umind webinars are generously sponsored by RBC Youth Mental Health.

Upcoming Umind Webinars

Mark your calendars with dates for our upcoming online events listed below:

Date: Jun 14, 2018

The Power of … Music & Children & Youth Mental Health - June 14, 2018 11am-12pm EST

Presenter(s): Brian McBay, Music Therapist, Lutherwood

The final webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complementary approaches to youth mental health.  In this webinar, the power of music and its effects on children and youth mental health will be explored with concrete examples from the Music Therapy Program at Lutherwood.  Brian, Lutherwood’s music therapist will identify and give examples of primary treatment interventions including: song-writing; improvisation; lyric analysis; singing; and modified/adapted instrument instruction.  Examples of treatment goals facilitated using the described interventions will also be provided.  Brian will explain the efficacy of music therapy as a form of treatment and why youth connect so strongly to music.  Brian will recount specific success stories in music therapy with this population as well as provide youth testimonials from their participation in treatment.

Brian McBay has been a member of the Children’s Mental Health Services team at Lutherwood for five years.  He offers 1:1 and group music therapy sessions to youth experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues.  Brian is a certified music therapist with the Canadian Association for Music Therapists and a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.  Brian offers experiential opportunities for youth in sessions, including song-writing, lyric analysis, improvisation and singing that target specific goal areas.  Group sessions have included bucket drumming, an ukulele choir and a rock band.  Brian also hosts a Coffee House twice a year for youth and staff to perform in front of their peers in order to challenge themselves and step out of their comfort zones, in a safe environment.


  • It's the first time I've listened to a webinar and I think I'm hooked-interesting way to get in a quick learning. I'm so glad to find out today that I can listen to it again and share it. I will definitely be doing both, including sharing it with my childrens' principal in hopes she will share with the teachers.

  • I very much value these learning opportunities - it's great to be able to access some learning in the middle of the day and when education dollars are so scarce.