Continuing Education Information

Conference Attendance

The GLR 2017 Music Therapy Conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. The Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, #P-021, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

CBMT Approved Workshops

Institutes and CMTE courses Registrants will receive a certificate upon completion of a Pre-conference Institute or CMTE course.  According to CBMT guidelines, participants choosing this option will need only their certificate for documentation.

Umbrella Groupings

An umbrella grouping is “a group of related workshops, courses, and programs, each fewer than three (3) contact hours, which can be incorporated under a theme or unifying topic relating to the CBMT Board Certification Domains and results in a total of at least three (3) contact hours in durations” (CBMT Recertification Manual, sixth edition).  It is not the responsibility of the provider nor the CBMT to place these events into umbrella groupings.  Placing events in an umbrella grouping and relating them to the CBMT Board Certification Domains is the sole responsibility of the certificant. (CBMT Recertification Manual) An umbrella group tracking sheet can be found in the conference program or at the registration desk.

Short Event Activities

Any session at this conference that is fewer than three contact hours of learning activity may qualify.  In this category, up to 25 CMTE credits per 5-year recertification cycle will be allowed by CBMT.  It is up to the individuals to monitor their limit.  These are not pre-approved activities and GLR of AMTA is not responsible for participants’ choice of short event activities.  Required documentation for Short Events includes the signature of the session presenter or presider in the conference program to verify proof of attendance, length of the session, session title, date and presenters’ names. (CBMT Recertification Manual)  

Documentation

CMTE credit for umbrella groupings and short activities requires documentation.  It is the responsibility of each individual to complete the required documentation for submission to CBMT.  Documentation requirements are as follows:

  1. Activity Title
  2. Sponsor (GLR for this conference)
  3. Name of Instructor
  4. Summary of the learning experience, its application to the music therapy practice, and Examination Content Outline. (Approx. 250 words)
  5. Copy of the conference brochure
  6. Proof of attendance
  7. Number of contact hours in each session
  8. Unifying topics for umbrella groupings

If you have questions regarding the continuing education activities at this conference, please contact Kristen Luecke, the GLR Continuing Education Chair.

UMBRELLA GROUPINGS FOR CMTE CREDIT

Umbrella groupings are a “a group of related workshops, courses, and programs, each fewer than three (3) contact hours, which can be incorporated under a theme or unifying topic relating to the CBMT Board Certification Domains and results in a total of at least three (3) contact hours in durations” (CBMT Recertification Manual, sixth edition). Eligibility for this type of educational activity requires documentation. It is the responsibility of each individual to complete and retain the required documentation for submission to CBMT. This form is intended to assist you in collecting this documentation.

Suggestions for umbrella groupings for this conference are listed below. In the program, sessions that match these suggestions have the corresponding number after the session title. You may find other groupings that are appropriate and specific to your area of practice.

Child/School Mental Health Medical

Hospice and Palliative Care IDD Clinical Skills

Professional Issues Theory Research

Retain your conference program and your attendee certificate with this form. Additional forms can be found at the registration table.

Name:   __________________________    CBMT Cert. #:   _________________

CBMT Board Certification Domains: ________________________________________

                

Session Title Date Length/Hrs Presenter’s Signature