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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Sustainability and Balance Through Self-Compassion

Carlyn waller-Wicks, Mindy Coleman, and Carol Morgan
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
The journey of self-compassion allows us to create sustainable careers and balanced lifestyles. Join us in practicing mindfulness & arts-based processing to cultivate self-love. When we embody self-compassion, it may then grow from the inside of our felt experience, out to our clients and professional relationships.

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

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Ethics requirement: No ethics credits

Format: Discussion, Experiential Learning

Presented by:
Carlyn Waller-Wicks is completing her master's of music therapy at Appalachian State with a certificate in expressive arts therapy. Her thesis is about self-care and self-awareness for direct care staff working with adults with developmental disabilities. She has presented on arts-based self-care and self-compassion to direct care and professional staff.

Mindy Coleman is a dance/movement therapist and works for a state residential facility using arts based modalities to support residents' quality of life. She co-chairs a Wellness Committee in her work community and focuses on integrating holistic practices and education to support self-care & self-compassion for the caregiver.

Carol Morgan is a Chaplain working for a state residential facility supporting the spiritual lives of adults with developmental disabilities. She also provides support for staff and residents in the areas of grief, self-care and wellness.

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, " Sustainability and Balance Through Self-Compassion," 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 about the core elements of self-compassion as they apply self-care ( IV.A.1.)
  2. practice five self-care strategies as means for processing emotions and applying the principles of self-compassion. ( II.a.1.c,f)
  3. assess their self-care process and will set two to three personal goals for improving their personal and/or professional self-care journey. (II.A.1.)

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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