. Business and Professional Development
The business of music therapy, including funding of music therapy services, private practice and business skills, and other financial and legal issues. Sessions in this group also relate to the professional development of the music therapist.
. Evidence-based Clinical Work
Sessions in this topic address questions such as: Which interventions are based on research studies? How can we let research more effectively inform practice? How can be better communicate with patients?
. Music Techniques and Technology
Sessions in this group focus on musical techniques such as songwriting, improvisation, facilitation, as well as the use of technology tools in music therapy sessions and client care.
. Population-Specific Techniques
Presentations will feature music therapy techniques, activity ideas, and repertoire that can easily be applied to the audience's clinical work. Sessions will focus on interventions, songs, resources, and tips.
. Self-Care and Wellness
What can we do to prevent compassion fatigue or vocal strain? How do we build overall health and well-being when we are stressed and tired? What motivates us to continue working with compassion, energy and authenticity?