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What does 200 years of Parkinson's Disease look like? Perspectives from a music therapist with Parkinson's Disease and his music therapist Care-partner.

Steve Quam, MT-BC; Jeanne Quam, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
The board-certified music therapist presenters will share their journey of living well with PARKINSON'S DISEASE-the basics; from diagnosis until the present: the challenges, the celebrations, the effective strategies, unique and common features to each involved party. Music therapy approaches and exercise themes will be intertwined throughout the discussion.

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Prerequisites: No preprequisites. Intended for students, MT professionals, music educators, other health professionals.

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Format: Lecture, Discussion, Small Group, Activity Based, Experiential Learning

Presented by:
Steve Quam, MT-BC, now retired, was a Music Therapist for 42 years specializing in deafness for 38 years. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease nine years ago, he has solo bicycled, unsupported, three times coast to coast, and motorcycled roundtrip to Alaska, bringing awareness to living well with Parkinson's Disease. His care-partner, Jeanne Quam, MT-BC, AnMed Health Behavioral Health, Anderson, SC, has focused on Mental Health during her 34 year-and-counting music therapy career. Many clients with co-occurring Parkinson's Disease and her husband's Parkinson's Disease diagnosis have led to knowledge and application of music therapy strategies to manage symptoms.

Schedule and Credits:
This course will be offered at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, Chattanooga, TN,
The course schedule is as follows:
    Thursday, March 30, 8:30-11:30 am
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " What does 200 years of Parkinson's Disease look like? Perspectives from a music therapist with Parkinson's Disease and his music therapist Care-partner.," is approved by the CBMT for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Southeastern Region, AMTA, Inc. maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. (Pre-approved provider # P-024. )

Course Objectives:
(Relevant 2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains listed in parentheses.)
The learner will:
  1. Name 3 motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: (I.B.3.b; I.B.4.a)
  2. Name 3 non-motor/non-movement symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. (I.B.3.c; I.B.3.e; II.A.2.k)
  3. Name 3 music therapy interventions for those affected (Person with Parkinson's, Care-partners, family & friends) by Parkinson's Disease.( I.D.16; II.A.2.u;; II.A.2.aj; II.A.5.i.1; II.A.5.i.4; II.A.5.j; II.A.5.l)
  4. Discuss the importance of self-care for Care-partner. (II.A.2.b; II.A.2.d; II.A.2.e; II.A.2.j; II.A.2.n; II.A.5.u)
  5. Name one music therapy or non-music therapy intervention for Freezing. (I.D.16; II.A.2.s)
  6. Discuss the importance of goal-setting for Persons with Parkinson's & for the Care-partner.
  7. Discuss the importance of exercise for Persons with Parkinson's.
  8. Discuss the importance of attitude for Persons with Parkinson's.
  9. Discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining a support system.

Fees and Refunds:
The fee for this CMTE course is $ 45 for AMTA members, $ 85 for non-members registered for the conference.
The fee is $115 for persons not registering for the SER conference.

Registrants for this workshop will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Refund of CMTE fees will be made only upon written request or email received by March 18, 2018. Request for refund of fees should be directed to:
SER-AMTA Conference
c/o Rachel Coon-Arnott
2580 Glaramara Terrace
Cumming, GA 30041.
Or, Send a Request by Email to the Registration Center.


Conference management reserves the right to cancel this CMTE program due to insufficient number of registrants or instructor illness. In case of cancellation, persons registered for this CMTE program will be notified by phone or email by March 25, 2018, and will be entitled to a full refund of fees.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2017
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