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Institute on NICU Music Therapy
A Pre-conference training opportunity


Jayne M. Standley, PhD, MT-BC, NICU MT;
Andrea Cevasco, PhD, MT-BC, NICU-MT;
Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC, NICU-MT;
Lorna Segall, PhD, MT-BC, NICU-MT
Darcy Walworth, PhD, MT-BC, NICU-MT;
Olivia Swedberg, MM, MT-BC, NICU-MT;



The Presenter
Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds



Course Overview:
The National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy offers specialized training for providing music therapy clinical services in Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and allows persons completing the requirements to receive a certificate stating the same and to use the initials NICU MT as a designation of specialized training. This institute comprises one of the 3 requirements for this specialized training and will consist of 8 CMTE hours of intensive classroom training. This institute is available to MT interns and Board Certified Music Therapists. The complete specialized training course may not be completed until Board Certification is documented.

Prerequisites: This institute is available to MT interns and board-certified music therapists. The complete specialized training course may not be completed until board certification is documented.

Format: Lecture and discussion.

The Presenters:
Jayne M. Standley, PhD, MT-BC is a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and the Ella Scoble Opperman Professor of Music at The Florida State University. She is the Director of the National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy and is a NICU-MT researcher. She recently was awarded the first ever Research Award from the World Congress of Music Therapy for her NICU research.

Andrea Cevasco-Trotter, PhD, MT-BC is Director of Music Therapy at the University of Alabama and is an Institute Fellow. She is a NICU-MT researcher.

Darcy Walworth, PhD, MT-BC is a former Coordinator of the Medical MT/Arts in Medicine partnership between FSU and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. She is Director of Music Therapy at the University of Louisville. She is an Institute Fellow and a researcher in NICU-MT.

Lorna Segall, PhD, MT-BC is Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at the University of Kentucky. She is an Institute Fellow.

Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC is Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Florida State University. Lori is an Institute Fellow whose specialty is medical & mental health counseling.

Olivia Swedberg Yinger, PhD, MT-BC is Director of Music Therapy at the U. of Kentucky. Olivia is an Institute Fellow whose medical specialty is pediatric interventions.

Schedule and Credits:
This course will be offered at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC.
The course schedule is as follows:
  • Wednesday, March 29, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 8 CMTE credits offered.
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, "Institute on NICU Music THerapy," is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 8 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare - FSU, #P-068 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Course Objectives:
(Relevant 2015 Board Certification Domains sections listed in parentheses.)
Participants will:
  1. understand neurological development in the 3rd trimester including gender differences (V. A. 2.)
  2. understand current knowledge about the development of hearing in the premature infant and implications for presentation of auditory stimuli (II.A.3)
  3. understand the developmental timetable by gestational age and the assessment of same (II.A.3)
  4. understand the differentiation of medical vs. developmental treatment and compliance with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit phases of developmental intervention (II.A.3).
  5. identify and understand the clinical application of research-based music therapy interventions with developmental benefit (III.A. 2).
  6. understand the long-term consequences of premature birth and the clinical application of music therapy developmental activities for the first year of life. (III.A.1.f.2)
  7. be proficient in the provision of evidence-based Neonatal Intensive Care Units MT services. (II. A.B.C.D.E, III. A. B., IV. A.B.)
  8. be proficient in the provision of evidence-based MT services to premature infants re-admitted to the hospital as pediatric patients. (III.A.s).

Fees and Refunds:
The fees for this NICU Institute are:
AMTA Member: $175
Non-Member: $205
Not attending conference: $205
The fee includes the cost of the textbook used for the course.

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.

ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 1-2 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING OF REFUNDS.

Conference management reserves the right to cancel this NICU Institute 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.