Pre-Conference Institutes

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MTBO Mastermind: Power Up, Focus Down, and Lead Your Business
Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9am-6pm
8 CMTEs ~ $160

Drum Circle Facilitation as a Therapeutic Tool
Heather Hodorowski, MS, MT-BC
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9am-6pm
8 CMTEs ~$160

Optimal Rhythms: Unlocking Nonverbal Autism Through Neurologic Music Therapy and Movement
Casey DePriest, MT-BC, Eric Lund, MT-BC, Fatima Chan, MME, MT-BC
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9am-6pm
8 CMTEs ~ $160

Continuing Education Policies

Please note that all Continuing Education courses must have a minimum of 6 participants to occur.  Any Institute or CMTE with less than 6 participants registered by February 17th will be cancelled and those registered will be fully refunded.
The CMTEs and Institutes listed below are approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for the pre-determined and listed number of Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, #P-021, maintain responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Institute #1

The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music Level I Training Circles and Cycles: Personal Journey through Music and Imagery

This intensive 4-day seminar introduces theory and clinical applications of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and other music and imagery techniques. Participants gain intensive personal experience with GIM, along with hands-on experiential exercises, demonstrations, and clinical examples. This training is endorsed by the Association for Music and Imagery and qualifies attendees for advanced GIM study.

Presenter: Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, MA, MT-BC, LCPC

Dates: Monday, April 9 thru Thursday, April 12

Institute #2

Finding common ground: Understanding music therapy and cultural empathy

Cultural empathy is simply defined as an awareness and understanding of the cultural attributes of a given society and how they differ from your own culture. This Institute will engage participants in live music making and interactive exercises that allow them to define and explore the concept of cultural empathy as related to hospice and palliative care. Experiences are designed to help participants determine ways that they are able to adapt and integrate cultural components in their own work. Based on music therapy clinical work and program development in Thailand and China, presenters will share experiences and lessons about creating music therapy opportunities in hospice and palliative care (among others) in their non-native culture. This presentation also includes 1 CMTE unit of ethics credit to explore the ethical implications of culturally relevant music for clients and their families.

Presenters: Dena Register, Ph.D., MT-BC & Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC, CHRC