About the


NICU Institute



Conference HOME



SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

The Scientist-Practitioner: Single-Subject Research Methodology for Music Therapy Clinicians

Dana Bolton, MMT, MT-BC
Location: .

The Presenter
Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
Single-subject research methodology, long used in special education research, is an ideal match for music therapy clinical resarch. The main characteristics of single-subject research include collecting baseline data, continuous assessment with multiple data points during intervention, and visual analysis of data. Two of the most common forms of single-subject research are the withdrawal or reversal design, and the multiple baseline design. This presentation will explore the details of implementing these two types of research. Participants will have the opportunity to practice interpreting graphical data.

View Course Schedule and Content

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Prepare for this course

Format: Lecture, discussion, practice with sample data.

Presented by:
Dana Bolton, MMT, MT-BC, is employed as a developmental therapist at the Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt University and is pursuing a master's degree in early childhood special education at Peabody College. She is also a practicing music therapist at Bolton Music Therapy in Murfreesboro, TN, working primarily with young children.

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, " The Scientist-Practitioner: Single-Subject Research Methodology for Music Therapy Clinicians," 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. identify five different measurement procedures and describe when they are used (I.C.7);
  2. interpret graphed data to determine if functional relation exists and identify threats to internal validity (IV.A.2);
  3. describe two single-subject research designs and identify types of research questions appropriate for each. (IV>A>8)
  4. describe how clinicians and researchers can collaborate on single0subject research designs (IV>A>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 April 1, 2018, and will be entitled to a full refund of fees.

This information maintained by Michael E. Clark, Webmaster,SER-AMTA,
Last Updated: January 5, 2013
If you have comments or suggestions, contact Michael E. Clark at: