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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Counseling Skills for Music Therapists

Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
This course will provide an overview of counseling skills including attending behaviors, observation skills, and responding behaviors. Skills will be introduced and modeled, and opportunities for practice will be included. Participants will also discuss ways in which these skills can integrated with music therapy techniques and strategies to enhance effectiveness during music therapy sessions.

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Prerequisites: Students, Interns, New Professionals, Experienced Professionals. No specific background in topic is required.

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Ethics requirement: No ethics credits

Format: Lecture, discussion, practice techniques.

Presented by:
Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC, is SER-AMTA Past President and Editor of Medical Music Therapy: Building a Comprehensive Program. She has worked with groups in child, adolescent, and adult mental health treatment.

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, " Counseling Skills for Music Therapists," 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. identify and practice basic group counseling skills including attending behaviors, observation skills, and responding behaviors.
  2. Participants will explain how group counseling skills interact with theoretical orientations and treatment approaches and models.
  3. Participants will recognize potential harm inherent in the use of group counseling techniques.
  4. (CBMT Board Certification Domains: II.A. 1, 2, 5; II.A. 3, 4; II.B. 1,3.)

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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