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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Early Childhood Music Therapy Practices: A Music Together Approach

Carol Ann Blank, PhD, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
Early childhood music therapy practices encompass many aspects, including approaches to session design, observation/clinical decision-making skills, strategic engagement of parents/adult caregivers, intervention choices, and evaluation/research design. Session describes approaches to early childhood group and individual music therapy with parent-child dyads informed by Music Together philosophy and practices.

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

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Ethics requirement: No ethics credits

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

Presented by:
Carol Ann Blank, PhD, MT-BC is the Manager of Research and Special Needs Services at Music Together Worldwide where she studies clinical decision-making. A frequent presenter on the topic of early childhood music development, Carol Ann has created a system of mentorship and support for community-based family class music providers.

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 - 11:00 am; 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " Early Childhood Music Therapy Practices: A Music Together Approach," is approved by the CBMT for 5 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. learn strategies for identifying child's music developmental level within the context of a music therapy setting (CBMT Domain I.B.3.d.)
  2. learn strategies for creating a musically accessible therapy experience for children and their parents/adult caregivers (CBMT Domain I.D.8.)
  3. experience and engage in designing interventions to address children's speech, executive functioning, attention, sensory integration, and social skills (CBMT Domain II. A.2.k.,p.,q.,as.,av.)

Fees and Refunds:
The fee for this CMTE course is $ 75 for AMTA members, $ 115 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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