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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Songwriting in Early Substance Dependency Recovery

Kathleen M. Murphy PhD, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
This CMTE will present an overview of song writing methods that have been used with adults in early recovery from substance dependence. An overview of relevant theory, case material and experiential exercises will demonstrate how concepts from the 12-Step Tradition can be incorporated into music therapy treatment.

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Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Intermediate level. For clinicians familiar with this area.

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Format: Lecture, Experiential Learning, Case Material

Presented by:
Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC is the Coordinator of Music Therapy at Loyola University. She has over 30 years of clinical experience working in healthcare, educational and community settings. She has presented nationally and internationally and has authored articles and book chapters on music therapy and substance dependence. She is engaged in research related to music therapy and substance dependence.

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, 7:00-9:30 pm; Friday, March 31, 7:00-9:30 pm
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " Songwriting in Early Substance Dependency Recovery," 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. Select and facilitate songwriting experiences that address client goals and objectives (II. A. 5.e. & f)
  2. Describe how cognitive-behavioral, change, 12-Step, and humanistic theories/models inform clinical songwriting in substance dependency recovery (II. A. 3 & 4)

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 March 25, 2018, and will be entitled to a full refund of fees.

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