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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Ethics and the Internet

Elizabeth Haley, MS, MT-BC and Carmen Osburn, MA, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
Everyone uses the internet in their music therapy practice. It can be a vehicle for advocacy or communication, a marketing tool, a resource for new ideas, and even a way to provide services to someone over long distances. With these opportunities, however, come ethical challenges. This presentation will explore ethics relating to social media, email/cell phone use, relationships with clients, and telemedicine. Participants will discuss specific ethical challenges and connect them with the AMTA Code of Ethics and AMTA/CBMT Scope of Music Therapy Practice.

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Prerequisites: Student, music therapist, professional educator, other health professionals.
General interest; No specific background in topic is required.

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Ethics requirement: 3 ethics credits.

Format: Lecture, Discussion

Presented by:
Elizabeth Haley, MS, MT-BC is an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Mississippi University for Women. She is a Fellow in the Association for Music and Imagery, an AMI Ethics committee member, and represents SER on the AMTA Clinical Practice Networking committee.
Carmen Osburn, MA, MT-BC is an Associate Professor and Director of Music Therapy at Mississippi University for Women. She is President-Elect of SER-AMTA, and serves on the AMTA Academic Program Approval committee. She is also a Neurologic Music Therapist.

Schedule and Credits:
This course will be offered at the Embassy Suites Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN,
The course schedule is as follows:
  • Friday, April 13, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " Ethics and the Internet," is approved by the CBMT for 3 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. engage in collaborative work with colleagues to foster greater understanding of music therapy ethics; (IV.A.4)
  2. develop strategies to interact with clients in ethical ways through social media and other online environments; (IV.B.4)
  3. develop strategies for maintaining client confidentiality through cell phone, email, and internet communication as well as social media marketing practices; (IV.B.10)
  4. gain awareness of ethical considerations when incorporating telemedicine into therapy practice. (III.B.2-3; IV.A.7)

Fees and Refunds:
The fee for this CMTE course is $ 14 for AMTA members, $ 85 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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