About the facilitator…
Paul Kates, BA, MT-BC
Paul Kates has been a Board Certified Music Therapist since August of 2012, specializing in working with children with both social and behavioral special needs. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and is certified as a Music Therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CMBT).
Paul, a member of the CarePlus staff for 12 years, has worked with a variety of populations within numerous settings including schools, hospitals, and behavioral health centers. He has experience working with the adult psychiatric population, older adults with dementia, and children with developmental and physical disabilities. At The Ben Samuels Children’s Center, he worked as part of a comprehensive treatment team to best address the challenges of children with special needs in both mainstream and early intervention settings. Paul is looking forward to facilitating music therapy to engage and interact while simultaneously acting as a container and safe place for addressing and processing feelings.
Have questions? Call Gabriella Urato, LCSW at 201-797-2660 x5210 for more information and scheduling.