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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Myself in Melodies: Music Therapy within the LGBTQ+ Community

Kendra Bodry, MT-BC and Alice Berry, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
This CMTE will explore mental health music therapy practice with members of the LGBTQ+ community through experientials and self-reflection. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in music-making, song discussion, and applications to their clinical practice. Information on current terminology, strengths and needs, and musical and community resources will be provided.

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Prerequisites: Student, MT Professional, Music Educator
General interest, no specific background in topic is required.

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Ethics requirement: No ethics credits

Format: Experiential Learning

Presented by:
Kendra Bodry, MT-BC is a white, cis-gender, heterosexual woman who uses she/her/hers pronouns. She is a graduate student at Appalachian State University where she studies feminist music therapy, multicultural music therapy and music therapy with LGBTQ+ individuals. She also has experience working with people in inpatient psychiatric facilities.

Alice Berry, MT-BC is a white, queer, cis-gender woman who uses she/her/hers pronouns. She studies music therapy and clinical mental health counseling at Appalachian State University with an emphasis on therapy within LGBTQ+ communities and advocacy.

Schedule and Credits:
This course will be offered at the Embassy Suites Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN,
The course schedule is as follows:
  • Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 am
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " Myself in Melodies: Music Therapy within the LGBTQ+ Community," 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. engage in at least 5 opportunities for self acknowledgement and reflection (II.A.1.d).
  2. provide at least 3 experiences that foster self awareness and insight (
  3. provide at least 3 experiences that foster sense of self with others (
  4. provide at least 2 community building experiences to achieve therapeutic goals (II.A.5.1).
  5. engage in and discuss multiple ways to interact with LGTBQ+ clients in an authentically, ethically, and culturally competent manner that respects their privacy, dignity, and human rights (IV.B.4).

Fees and Refunds:
The fee for this CMTE course is $ 45 for AMTA members, $ 85 for non-members.

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 April 1, 2018, and will be entitled to a full refund of fees.

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