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    Sound of Sunshine WRAMTA 2018
    Sound of Sunshine WRAMTA 2018
    Western Region of the American Music Therapy Association CONFERENCE
    Thursday Mar 01, 2018 @ 08:00 AM — Saturday Mar 03, 2018 @ 06:30 PM
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Join us in sunny Ontario, California for WRAMTA's annual conference Sound of Sunshine on March 1-3, 2018! This year's conference is a first as it will be split between the Ontario Convention Center and the Ontario Gateway Hotel, which are only a short five minute walk to each other. Be sure to bring your sunglasses!


    Join us for our amazing Awards Dessert, Silent Auction, and our amazing and talented keynote speaker, Christine Stevens, who will also be presenting a pre-conference institute! Need to fulfill your ethics credits for CBMT? We are offering a FREE, three-credit ethics CMTE the morning of March 1st.


    Be sure to register today before rates increase on January 5th!


    We hope to see you in sunny southern California for some fun in the sun!


    All courses are approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for the pre-determined number of Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association, #P-060, maintain responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

    Registration: Open
    All times are Pacific Time
    Event Dates
    MAR
    01
    THURSDAY
    to
    MAR
    03
    SATURDAY
    8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
    Registration Closes
    MAR 02, 2018 @ 12:00 PM
    Food & Beverage
    - Seated Restaurant
    - Vending Machines
    General
    - Wi-Fi
    Recreation
    - Swimming
    - Gym
    Where It's Happening
    Address
    Ontario Gateway Hotel
    2200 East Holt Blvd.
    Ontario, CA  USA
    Register Now
    Attendee Registration Items
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    REGISTRATION
    REGISTRATION GROUP
    AMTA Member Registration
    AMTA Member Registration
    $ 249.00 
    Ontario Convention Center — 200 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA

    Early Registration: $199

    Regular Registration: $249

    Late Registration: $299



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
    • Awards Dessert
     
    Non-AMTA Member Registration
    Non-AMTA Member Registration
    $ 349.00 

    Early Registration: $299

    Regular Registration: $349

    Late Registration: $399



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
    • Awards Dessert
     
    Student AMTA Member Registration
    Student AMTA Member Registration
    $ 109.00 

    Early Registration: $99

    Regular RegistrationL $109

    Late Registration: $119



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
    • Awards Dessert
     
    Student Non-AMTA Member Registration
    Student Non-AMTA Member Registration
    $ 209.00 

    Early Registration: $199

    Regular Registration: $209

    Late Registration: $219



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
    • Awards Dessert
     
    One Day Registration (Friday)
    One Day Registration (Friday)
    $ 199.00 

    Early Registration: $149

    Regular Registration: $199

    Late Registration: $249



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Awards Dessert
     
    One Day Registration (Saturday)
    One Day Registration (Saturday)
    $ 199.00 

    Early Registration: $149

    Regular Registration: $199

    Late Registration: $249



    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Saturday Lunch
     
    INSTITUTES
    Institute
    Institute
    $ 150.00 
    Ontario Convention Center — 200 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA
    Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 @  09:00:AM — Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 @  04:30:PM

    The Science and Spirit of Music for Wellness - 4 Keys to Self-Care, Personal, and Professional Growth


    Wednesday February 28, 2018

    9:00am-4:30pm

    6 CMTES


    Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC


    When is the last time you played music just for you? How can you expand your practice into the thriving area of wellness for corporate, health care, staff programs and even coaching? Stress reduction through sound has ancient roots in indigenous wisdom. Join Christine Stevens in an experiential training in the 4 keys of music for wellness based on her global travels, studies with Lakota Elders, and double masters-degrees in social work and music therapy. Recommended materials: Music Medicine, 2012, Sounds True.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will have direct opportunity to engage in implementation of drumming to develop therapeutic relationship and understanding of group dynamics and process that will transfer to personal and professional practice. (BCD II.A.1.h)
    2. Participants will practice music therapy drumming experiences aimed to address client's ability to use music independently in self care and for wellness. (BCD II.A.2.b,bd)
    3. Participants will learn how to apply and implement percussion instruments to achieve therapeutic goals including music relaxation and/or stress reduction techniques. (BCD II.A.5.i4,j)


     
    CMTES
    CMTE A
    CMTE A
    FREE! 
    Ontario Gateway Hotel — 2200 East Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA
    Thursday Mar 01, 2018 @  09:00:AM — Thursday Mar 01, 2018 @  12:00:AM

    The Ethical Music Therapist: Spotlight on Decision Making


    March 1, 2018

    9:00am-12:00pm

    Salon A (Ontario Gateway Hotel)

    3 CMTEs (FREE!)


    Jennifer D. Geiger, MA, MT-BC

    Eric G. Waldon, Ph.D., MT-BC

    Wendy S. Woolsey, M.A., MT-BC


    Ethics is arguably the most important aspect of clinical practice for music therapists because it permeates every aspect of the profession. Using a combination of didactic, experiential, and small group work, participants will define what it means to be an “Ethical Music Therapist” and identify tools that can be used when making ethical decisions. Secondly, participants will apply Dileo’s Model for Ethical Decision Making to ethical dilemmas in the areas of clinical practice, social media, working with students/interns, and professional relationships.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will define what it means to be an “Ethical Music Therapist” (BCD IV.A.1-7; IV.B.1-20).
    2. Participants will identify one tool (e.g., Codes of Ethics) that can be used in making ethical decisions (BCD IV.B.1-20).
    3. Participants will identify one ethical dilemma relevant to their area(s) of clinical or professional practice (CBD IV.A.1).
    4. Participants will apply Dileo’s Model for Ethical Decision Making to an ethical dilemma provided by the presenters in at least one of the following areas: clinical practice (BCD IV.B.4); working with students and interns (BCD IV.B.11); use of social media (BCD IV.B.10); and professional relationships (CBD IV.B.8).




    Club Types
    -I do not want to proctor this event
    -I would like to proctor this event
     
    CMTE B
    CMTE B
    $ 149.00 

    Expanding and Filling You NMT Therapy Toolbox: NMT Strategies for ASD and Other Developmental Delays


    March 1, 2018

    1:00-6:00pm

    Room 200 C (OCC)

    5 CMTEs


    Julie Guy, MM, MT-BC

    Angela Neve, MM, MT-BC


    Attendees will earn practical tools and strategies for children, teens, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays. Pertinent music therapy and neuroscience research as related will be presented ("Building the Toolbox"). The remainder will be devoted to "Building the Tools" for speech and language, cognition, and motor skills.


    It is highly recommended that participants have completed the NMT training prior to attending this course and are familiar with the technique acronyms. While brief overviews of techniques may be given, there is not sufficient time within this course to train participants on each technique.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify 3 strategies using music to improve speech and language skills (II.A.2.p)
    2. Identify 3 strategies using music to improve motor skills (II.A.2.r)
    3. Identify 3 strategies using music to improve cognition (II.A.2.h.i.t)
    4. Identify at least 4 ways that technology, visual supports, and sensorimotor regulation can be incorporated to meet client's specialized learning needs and styles (I.C.12)
    Club Types
    -I do not want to proctor this event
    -I would like to proctor this event
     
    CMTE C
    CMTE C
    $ 109.00 
    Ontario Convention Center — 200 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA
    Thursday Mar 01, 2018 @  01:00:PM — Thursday Mar 01, 2018 @  04:00:PM

    Trauma Informed Music Therapy: The Research, The Process, and The Practice


    March 1, 2018

    1:00pm-4:00pm

    Room 200 A (OCC)

    3 CMTEs


    Victoria Fansler, MT-BC

    Karla C. Hawley, MT-BC


    Trauma affects clients in every population served by music therapists. Persistent trauma in childhood can stunt brain development and undermine children’s foundational sense of trust. Surviving adults are left with complex trauma. Music therapists are in a unique position to help clients experience a visceral sense of safety and heal from the adverse effects of trauma. In this interactive lecture, participants will learn about trauma’s impact on brain and body and gain evidence-based, somatic tools for trauma processing. Participants will learn to differentiate single incident trauma from complex trauma and deliver service responses accordingly. No prerequisites required.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will identify three neurological effects of trauma and their relevance to the music therapy setting (BCD II.A.3.e)
    2. Participants will name two musical interventions for building trust with clients who have trauma histories (BCD II.A.1.a; BCD II.A.2.c)
    3. Participants will learn and be able to demonstrate one neurologic music therapy intervention for stabilizing arousal in clients with trauma histories (BCD II.A.3.e; BCD II.A.2.c)
    4. Participants will identify at least one musical intervention that can be used to assess client functioning in each of Erikson’s first four stages of social-emotional development (II.A.4.d.)
    Club Types
    -I do not want to proctor this event
    -I would like to proctor this event
     
    CMTE D
    CMTE D
    FREE! 
    Ontario Gateway Hotel — 2200 East Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA
    Sunday Mar 04, 2018 @  08:00:AM — Sunday Mar 04, 2018 @  12:30:PM

    Supervising the Music Therapy Intern


    March 4, 2018

    8:00am-1:00pm

    Lecture Hall (Ontario Gateway Hotel)

    5 CMTEs (FREE!)


    Manal Toppozada MA, LPMT, MT-BC


    This course provides the required training for persons interested in becoming National Roster Internship Directors or Supervisors. Many topics will be explored, including, ethics in supervision, cultural differences, establishing and maintaining a beneficial relationship with interns, leadership skills, and stages of internship.


    Learning Objectives

    Training falls under BCD: IV.A.1,2,5; IV.B.4,7,8,11,12

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Define supervision and identify two supervision models
    2. Define the concept of "competency-based" training
    3. Describe the relationship between the National Roster Internship Director, the University Academic Director and the AIAC
    4. Identify three stages of internship and discuss a training consideration for each 


    Club Types
    -I do not want to proctor this event
    -I would like to proctor this event
     
    CMTE E
    CMTE E
    $ 109.00 
    Ontario Gateway Hotel — 2200 East Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA
    Sunday Mar 04, 2018 @  08:00:AM — Sunday Mar 04, 2018 @  11:30:AM

    Building a Valid Assessment: A Guide to Incorporating an Effective Non-Musical Assessment


    March 4, 2018

    8:30-11:30am

    Room 310 (Ontario Gateway Hotel)

    3 CMTEs


    Shelbe White, MM, MT-BC

    Grace O'Leary, MT-BC


    This discussion and workshop will explore non-musical assessment, including the evidence base to support it and ways to implement it into your practice. Attendees will learn how to conduct non-musical assessment for individuals and groups, why non-musical assessment is beneficial to independent and interdisciplinary work, and how to find or develop your own non-musical assessment tools. This session is meant to be a collaborative discussion where music therapy students and professionals at all levels can engage with the idea of non-musical assessment and share and gain the knowledge to build effective assessment tools.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. By the time they leave this session, participants will demonstrate the ability to develop a non-musical assessment for at least four domain areas including cognitive, psycho-social, motor, and communication for at least one population (I. B3a-B3h, B8, B9, B10).
    2. By the end of this session, clients will demonstrate understanding of how non-musical assessment can improve the effectiveness of music therapy treatment planning both on its own and in an interdisciplinary context by removing biases, extraneous variables, and opportunities for misinterpretation of results by the music therapist or other professionals (I. C1, C2, C3, C5)
    Club Types
    -I do not want to proctor this event
    -I would like to proctor this event
     
    CMTE F
    CMTE F
    $ 109.00 

    A Toolbox: Developing Multi-sensory and Awareness in Populations with Multiple Disabilities


    March 4, 2018

    8:30-11:30am

    Room 311 (Ontario Gateway Hotel)

    3 CMTEs


    Roberta S. Adler, MT-BC

    Olga V. Samsonova-Jellison, MA, MT-BC


    This course will present how to develop sensory and body awareness in individuals with severe and profound multiple disabilities through integration of musical and somatosensory stimuli. Participants will engage in a short experiential model session that uses original and familiar songs reinforcing body awareness and attention to and interaction with the environment. They will learn to assess their client's functional level and document expressive and receptive responses using a pretest/posttest format.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will be able to gauge the sensorimotor functioning level of a client and create environment conducive to client engagement (I.B.3.g and I.D.8)
    2. Participants will learn to provide musical experiences addressing client's verbal and non-verbal expressions, sensory perception, and sensory integration (II.A.2, ac, as, au)
    3. Participants will discover how to observe client responses and integrate music with somatosensory stimuli (II.A.5.q.r)
    4. Participants will understand how to deliver written documentation related ot the addressed interventions (III.A.7)
    Club Types
    -I do not want to proctor this event
    -I would like to proctor this event
     
    MEALS
    Friday Lunch
    Friday Lunch
    FREE! 
    Ontario Convention Center — 200 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA
    Friday Mar 02, 2018 @  12:00:PM — Friday Mar 02, 2018 @  01:30:PM

    Please make a choice from the selection provided.

    Grilled Chicken Penne
    Grilled sliced chicken breast served over penne pasta with a basil parmesan cream sauce. Served with roasted mushrooms, carrots, and asparagus.
    Vegan Option
    ✔ Vegan
    Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
    Seasonal grilled vegetables and polenta cake. Served with red pepper coulis and balsamic glaze.
    ✔ Vegetarian
     
    Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
    FREE! 
    Ontario Gateway Hotel — 2200 East Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA
    Saturday Mar 03, 2018 @  12:00:PM — Saturday Mar 03, 2018 @  01:30:PM

    Please make a choice from the selection provided.

    Vegan Option
    ✔ Vegan
    London Broil
    Thinly sliced London Broil marinated in garlic and herbs served with a burgundy wine reduction.
    Mushroom Risotto
    Sauteed mushrooms, shallots, and vegetable broth.
    ✔ Vegetarian
     
    Awards Dessert Guest
    Awards Dessert Guest
    $ 35.00 

    Join us Friday evening at our Awards Dessert! This event is free to Friday only and full conference attendees.

     
    Friday Lunch Guest
    Friday Lunch Guest
    $ 45.00 

    Please make a choice from the selection provided.

    Grilled Chicken Penne
    Grilled sliced chicken breast served over penne pasta with a basil parmesan cream sauce. Served with roasted mushrooms, carrots, and asparagus.
    Vegan Option
    ✔ Vegan
    Grilled Vegetable Napoleon
    Seasonal grilled vegetables and polenta cake. Served with red pepper coulis and balsamic glaze.
    ✔ Vegetarian
     
    Saturday Lunch Guest
    Saturday Lunch Guest
    $ 45.00 

    Please make a choice from the selection provided.

    Vegan Option
    ✔ Vegan
    London Broil
    Thinly sliced London Broil marinated in garlic and herbs served with a burgundy wine reduction.
    Mushroom Risotto
    Sauteed mushrooms, shallots, and vegetable broth.
    ✔ Vegetarian
     
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