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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Advocacy Skills for Today's Music Therapist

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Course Abstract:
This presentation will provide participants with a working knowledge of the music therapy advocacy process. Advocacy skill development for use in multiple situations will be offered, including strategies that contribute to increasing music therapy access. Speakers will review health and education legislative and regulatory issues that impact music therapy practice and will define state recognition options for the profession. Effective marketing tools will be examined, including the use of research and documentation in demonstrating music therapy benefits. Participants will learn the necessary skills to successfully communicate with state legislators and agency staff. Discussion will incorporate suggestions for the direction of future state advocacy efforts in the region.

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Prerequisites: No prerequisites.

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Format: Lecture, discussion, questions.

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Schedule and Credits:
This course will be offered at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, Chattanooga, TN,
The course schedule is as follows:
  • Saturday, March 23, 12:00 - 5:00 pm.
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " Advocacy Skills for Today's Music Therapist," 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. define advocacy and how it can positively impact music therapy;
  2. explain rationale for AMTA and CBMT state recognition operational plan;
  3. identify health and education legislative issues related to music therapy practice;
  4. demonstrate the skills necessary to communicate effectively with state officials and health and education stakeholders;
  5. outline successful strategies for future advocacy efforts.
  6. Scope of Practice: IV.A.2,3,4,5; IV.B.3,5)

Fees and Refunds:
The fee for this CMTE course is $ 75 for AMTA members, $ 115 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 April 1, 2018, and will be entitled to a full refund of fees.

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