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    WRAMTA 2019 Engage and Grow
    WRAMTA 2019 Engage and Grow
    Western Region of the American Music Therapy Association CONFERENCE
    Mon, March 25, 2019 @ 08:00 AM — Sun, March 31, 2019 @ 06:00 PM
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Join us in Portland, Oregon for the Western Region of the American Music Therapy Association's annual regional conference. We are back at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel March 25-31, 2019 and are excited to offer not one but TWO institutes, along with a variety of CMTEs and concurrent sessions. Conference registration opens on December 15, 2018. 



    CMTE and Institute Courses

    In accordance with CBMT policies as Approved Providers, we cannot offer you a certificate indicating completion of the course if you arrive more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes early from the session. There will be electronic sign ins for the start of sessions, after any significant breaks, and at the end of the session. A proctor will be available to provide the sign in link and assist with any difficulties. Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the full duration of your course.


    WRAMTA Refund Policy

    Activities are planned in advance based on the number of registrants. Full refunds cannot be made. Refunds for cancellations of any conference activities (including trainings, Institutes, and CMTE courses) are available by written request only and must be emailed to the Conference Chair. 80% of fees will be refunded if the request is emailed no later than one month prior to Opening Session. 50% if the request is emailed no later than the start of Opening Session. No requests will be accepted thereafter. Refunds are processed within 45 days after the conclusion of the conference. 


    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 dates are as follows:

    Early Registration: 12/15/18 through 1/17/19

    Regular Registration: 1/18/19 through 2/28/19

    Late Registration: 3/1/19 through 3/30/19




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    All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    MAR
    25
    MONDAY
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    MAR
    31
    SUNDAY
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Registration Closes
    MARCH 30, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
    Location
    Address
    Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
    8235 NE Airport Way
    Portland, OR  USA
    Summary Agenda
    NEW AGENDA
     
    Monday, March 25
      9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Neurologic Music Therapy Training (Day 1)
      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    NMT Welcome Reception
     
    Tuesday, March 26
      9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Neurologic Music Therapy Training (Day 2)
     
    Wednesday, March 27
      9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Neurologic Music Therapy Training (Day 3)
      9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Sprouting Melodies Institute
      6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Executive Board Meeting
     
    Thursday, March 28
      8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Journey
      8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Executive Board Meeting
      9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Neurologic Music Therapy Training (Day 4)
      2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    CMTE: Engaging in Bias Investigation for Personal Growth and Professional Development
      2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    CMTE: Music & Mindfulness – A Self-Care Bag of Tricks for Therapists
      2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Connections Student Conference
      7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Opening Session
      9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Opening Session Reception and Exhibit Hall Spectacular
      9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Silent Auction
     
    Friday, March 29
      7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
    Umbrella Groupings; How Does That Work?
      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Cultural Inclusivity: Music Therapy Interventions for Chinese/Chinese-American Clients
      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Economical Options for Recertification and How to Earn Your Credits
      8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Exhibit Hall Open
      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Guidelines for Music Listening: Tools for Advising and Facilitating Safe, Effective Practices
      8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Self Care Room
      8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Silent Auction
      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    So You Think You Can DJ? Incorporating Technology and Basic Mixing into Your Practice
      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Soothing Sounds: Heartbeat Recordings for Legacy Building, Support, and Bonding
      9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Forensic Music Therapy: Best Practices in Forensically Focused Music Therapy Interventions
      9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Microaggression and Neurodiversity: Ethical considerations for the role of Music Therapy
      9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    My name is...': Multi-modal Experiences in Creativity, Connection, and Community
      9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    The Rhythms Doctors - Healing through music, one groove at a time
      9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Womb Songs: Therapeutic Songwriting for Bonding and Self-Expression with Expectant Parents
      11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Student Business Meeting
      11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    WRAMTA Business Meeting
      12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Lunch
      1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Internship Fair
      1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Meet the AMTA Executive Director
      1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Research Poster Session
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    “Popular Songs from Movies” - Expand Your Elder Music Repertoire
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Gender Microaggressions in Music Therapy
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Healing vs. Hate: Dealing with Hate Music as Music Therapists
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Heartbeat Recording 2.0
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD: What have we learned?
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    The Music of Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach
      4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    "You Will Always Shine": Legacy Songwriting with Adult Oncology Patients
      4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    Assembly Delegates Meeting
      4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    Infant-Directed Lullaby to Facilitate Bonding Between Parents and Neonates
      4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    Musically Assessing Children’s Perceptions of Their Family Systems: A structured inter-subjective process
      4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    Musicoterapia: Crossing language barriers in the pediatric medical setting
      4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
    Therapy Entrepreneur
      7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Awards Dessert
     
    Saturday, March 30
      8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    AudAbility™ – Music Therapy Protocol Encourages People with Parkinson’s to Find THEIR Voice
      8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Breaking Barriers: Music Therapy & Grief in Correctional Settings
      8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Exhibit Hall Open
      8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Historical Research: The Story of Three Music Therapy Pioneers
      8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Music Therapy and Addiction Recovery: Research & Practical Application Using the Social Stress Model
      8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Self Care Room
      8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Sharing Interventions/Songs/Activities for Children with Autism
      9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Adaptive Songwriting Protocols.
      9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    AMTA Ethics Board Presents: Untangling the Maze of Aspirational Codes of Ethics
      9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Destabilizing identities: Queering therapists’ perceptions for radical inclusivity
      9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Music Therapy in the Six Dimensions of Addiction Medicine
      9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Music Therapy Interventions to Support Social Development in Early Childhood Inclusion Classrooms
      9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Superstar Supervision: Providing an Innovative Internship Experience
      10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    OAMT Board Meeting
      12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Networking Lunch
      2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Student Business Meeting
      2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    WRAMTA Business Meeting
      3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
    Consider the Odds: Musical Theater in a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
      3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
    More Projection, Less Fatigue: Tools for increasing vocal efficiency
      3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
    Our Littlest Sounders and Movers: Supporting the Infant-Parent Relationship
      3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
    Potentials and Barriers to Cultural Responsiveness in Music Therapy
      3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
    Understanding our Refugee Clients: Exploring Political, Cultural, and Societal Context
      4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Closing Session
      7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Cabaret
     
    Sunday, March 31
      8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    CMTE: Trauma-Focused Music Therapy - Theory and Experiential Practice
      8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    CMTE: We All Have A Story To Sing: Clinical Songwriting in Music Therapy
      9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    CMTE: Music Therapy with Substance Use Disorders: Self-Care, Session Planning, Treatment and Prevention
      9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe
    SELECTION OPTIONS
    US Dollar
    AMTA Member Registration
    AMTA Member Registration
    $ 299.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $199

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $249

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $299


    Included in registration:

    • Attendance of conference related events and concurrents starting from opening session Thursday evening to closing session Saturday afternoon (CMTEs and Institutes are NOT included and are an additional cost).
    • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
    • Award Dessert on Friday evening


    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
     
    Non-AMTA Member Registration
    Non-AMTA Member Registration
    $ 379.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $279

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $329

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $379



    Included in registration:

    • Attendance of conference related events and concurrents starting from opening session Thursday evening to closing session Saturday afternoon (CMTEs and Institutes are NOT included and are an additional cost).
    • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
    • Award Dessert on Friday evening




    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
     
    Student AMTA Member Registration
    Student AMTA Member Registration
    $ 119.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $99

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $109

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $119


    Included in registration:

    • Attendance of conference related events and concurrents starting from opening session Thursday evening to closing session Saturday afternoon (CMTEs and Institutes are NOT included and are an additional cost).
    • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
    • Award Dessert on Friday evening




    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
     
    Student Non-AMTA Member Registration
    Student Non-AMTA Member Registration
    $ 199.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $179

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $189

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $199


    Included in registration:

    • Attendance of conference related events and concurrents starting from opening session Thursday evening to closing session Saturday afternoon (CMTEs and Institutes are NOT included and are an additional cost).
    • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
    • Award Dessert on Friday evening




    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
    • Saturday Lunch
     
    One Day Registration (Friday Only)
    One Day Registration (Friday Only)
    $ 249.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $149

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $199

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $249


    Included in registration:

    • Attendance to all events and concurrents on Friday
    • Lunch
    • Award Dessert (Friday registration only)




    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Friday Lunch
     
    One Day Registration (Saturday Only)
    One Day Registration (Saturday Only)
    $ 249.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $149

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $199

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $249


    Included in registration:

    • Attendance to all events and concurrents the day of registration
    • Lunch for that day




    When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
    • Saturday Lunch
     
    INTERNATIONAL NEUROLOGICAL MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING
    INTERNATIONAL NEUROLOGICAL MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING
    18/100 LEFT $ 675.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $650

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $675

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $700


    This training is open to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of neurologic music therapy (NMT) and music therapists interested in utilizing NMT methodology and techniques.

     

    Neurologic Music Therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. Neurologic Music Therapy is research-based. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Populations served by Neurologic Music Therapists include, but are not limited to: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, cerebral palsy, developmental disorders, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). The 4-day, 30-hour workshop will provide therapists with advanced clinical training and scientific knowledge in the field of NMT. Upon completion of this course, participants will:

     

    1. Be able to demonstrate a basic definition and introductory knowledge about neurologic music therapy (NMT), including the taxonomy of techniques used in NMT;
    2. Demonstrate an increased knowledge of current research supporting NMT techniques;
    3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Transformational Design Model; a model to assist in treatment selection based on functional goals;
    4. Identify current clinical assessments that can be used by NMT’s for treatment evaluation;
    5. Be able to answer basic neuroanatomy and pathology questions related to a variety of neurologic disorders.

     

    Upon successful completion of this course and a written test, a certificate of completion in advanced Neurologic Music Therapy training will be issued by the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy.  Completion of the NMT training allows the board-certified music therapist to practice and use the credential of NMT for three years.  This training is open to other students and professionals outside of the field of music therapy, however, completion of the NMT training does NOT allow one to practice outside their professional licensure-training-certification.  There are no required prerequisites to take this training.


    Training will begin at 9 am on the first day and end at noon on the last day.  Please make sure that your travel arrangements allow you adequate time to get to/from the airport, as completion of the training in its entirety is expected to gain the NMT credential and certificate.  


    COURSE CURRICULUM



    • Scientific Foundations of NMT


    • Neuropathology/ Disease Review


    • Sensorimotor Techniques:
    • Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation
    • Pattern Sensory Enhancement
    • Therapeutic Instrumental Playing

     

    • Speech Techniques:
    • Melodic Intonation Therapy
    • Musical Speech Stimulation
    • Rhythmic Speech Cueing
    • Vocal Intonation Therapy
    • Therapeutic Singing
    • Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercises
    • Developmental Speech and Language Training through Music
    • Symbolic Communication Training through Music

     

    • Cognitive Techniques:
    • Music Neglect Training
    • Auditory perception Training
    • Musical Attention Control Training
    • Musical Mnemonics Training
    • Associative Mood and Memory Training
    • Musical Executive Functions Training
    • Music Psychosocial Training




    This International Training Program of the Academy is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurologic Rehabilitation (WFNR), by the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (EFNS), and the International Society for Clinical Neuromusicology (CNM). The Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy, #P-105, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.


    The 30-hour Institute will provide the board-certified music therapist with 36 CMTE credits that can be applied towards recertification.  Your certificate of completion can be submitted as proof of your attendance and participation. Completion of this course does not ensure that the participant is currently a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).  Verify music therapy board certification status at www.cbmt.org.


    WRAMTA Refund Policy

    Activities are planned in advance based on the number of registrants. Full refunds cannot be made. Refunds for cancellations of any conference activities (including trainings, Institutes, and CMTE courses) are available by written request only and must be emailed to the Conference Chair. 80% of fees will be refunded if the request is emailed no later than one month prior to Opening Session. 50% if the request is emailed no later than the start of Opening Session. No requests will be accepted thereafter. Refunds are processed within 45 days after the conclusion of the conference. 




     
    Sprouting Melodies Institute:Musicking Through the Lifespan to Build Commun …
    Sprouting Melodies Institute:Musicking Through the Lifespan to Build Commun …
    $ 200.00  

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $150

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $175

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $200


    March 27, 2019

    8 CMTEs


    Presenters:

    Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC, is the Founder and Executive Director of Roman Music Therapy Services in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also the Creator of Sprouting Melodies and the Co-Founder of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children.

    Elizabeth K. Schwartz, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, specializes in early childhood and school based treatment in New York. She is an adjunct instructor at Molloy College and Co-Founder of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children.


    Sprouting Melodies is an effective program model supporting young children and their families. In the years since its inception, the theoretical underpinnings of Sprouting Melodies have been applied to supporting a developmental approach to music therapy across the lifespan.  Whether or not you’ve taken the Sprouting Melodies Training, this course will inspire you to rethink your approach, reevaluate your interventions, and transform your clinical practice. Join us as we examine how a development framework can be applied for all ages and how development can be considered in building communities. The presenters will share extensive music interventions and resources as well as innovative community practices that you can take home with you.


    Schedule

    9:00-9:20 Introductions and review of agenda

    9:20-9:50 Overview of musical developmental levels & responses

    9:50-10:10 Using the elements of music across developmental levels

    10:10-10:25 Break

    10:25-11:45 Developmental approaches through the lifespan

    11:45-12:00 Break

    12:00-12:30 The Arc of Development at the Beginning and End of Life

    12:30-1:00 Morning reflections and takeaways

    1:00-2:00 Lunch break

    2:00-3:00 The Pyramid Model

    3:00-3:30 Developmental Framework as it applies to Community

    3:30-3:45 Break

    3:45-4:45 Building Community through musicking

    4:45-5:15 Small Group Breakouts

    5:15-5:30 Takeaways and Wrap up


    Learner Objectives:

    • Participants will identify 3 key components of a musical developmental perspective in music therapy (CBMT BCD II A 4 (d))
    • Participants will identify how musical developmental levels are expressed throughout the lifespan (CBMT BCD I B 3 (d))
    • Participants will articulate how the Developmental Levels theory and the Music Therapy Pyramid Framework can be used to build community through music therapy (CBMT BCD II.A.4.c,d,e,f)
    • Participants will learn and participate in 5 music experiences/interventions designed to reflect developmental music-centered outcomes. (CBMT BCD II.A.2)


     
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Jo …
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Jo …
    $ 40.00  

    Rates for non-members attending conference (always FREE for AMTA members also attending conference).


    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $30

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $35

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $40


    March 28, 2019

    8:00am-1:00pm

    5 CMTEs


    Presenter: Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC


    As music therapists, we are all leaders! However, most of us have not received any formal or informal leadership training. This CMTE is designed to invite music therapist to explore their own leadership skills and also learn about potential ways to serve in the Western Region. No matter what the role or position, or what type of organization music therapists work in, there are opportunities for music therapists to strengthen their leadership skills and be more aware of their potential as leaders. This CMTE will support music therapists to learn about our influence, our potential and our vision as leaders.


    Created with flexibility and individual needs in mind, the Leadership Academy is designed with a variety of didactic presentations and small and large group discussions to help participants make new connections and see new opportunities for their future.


    Additionally, assessment will be experiential in nature as presenters will provide a worksheet with guided questions related to the presentations for participants to complete throughout the various segments.  This worksheet will include goals and action planning for participant’s personal leadership goals. Small and large group discussions will also provide opportunities for evaluating participation and learning in the course, as will a closing opportunity for sharing takeaways with the group. Finally, a course evaluation document will be used to assess learning based on the learning outcomes.


    Schedule:

    45 minutes: Introductions and mixers to get to know each other – conversations in dyads and large group

    15 minutes: General Introduction to Leadership – What does it mean to be a leader?

    60 minutes Leadership Development: Overview of Key Leadership Theories and Strategies

    20 minute: Break

    45 Minute: Self-Assessment – Where do I fit in?

           Part One: Self Assessment tool with Strengthfinder 2.0 summaries

           Part Two: Dyad Conversations

           Part Three: Large Group Discussion

    30 minutes: Lollipop Moments - Sharing stories of We are AMTA!

    20 minutes: Break

    40 minutes: Ways to Lead and Serve in AMTA

    20 minutes: Personal Action Plan and Takeaways


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will identify their personal purpose and clarify their vision for leadership roles in their communities, work place and our association. (CBMT BCD. IV.A.1., IV.A.5., IV..B.20.)
    2. Participants will identify at least 3 meaningful connections with new colleagues to expand professional leadership networks and skills. (CBMT BCD IV. A.4., IV.A.5., IV.B.7.)
    3. Participants will identify at least 3 personal strengths as a leader. (CBMT BCD II.A.5.k., IV.A.1.)
    4. Participants will create an 4 point action plan that includes steps to develop leadership strengths and specific roles and opportunities in the community, the profession and in the workplace to serve as a leader. (CBMT BCD IV.A.1., IV.B.8.)


     
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Jo …
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Jo …
    $ 30.00  

    Rates for those who are AMTA Members who are not attending conference (always free for AMTA Members attending conference)


    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $20

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $25

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $30


    March 28, 2019

    8:00am-1:00pm

    5 CMTEs

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    Presenter: Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC


    As music therapists, we are all leaders! However, most of us have not received any formal or informal leadership training. This CMTE is designed to invite music therapist to explore their own leadership skills and also learn about potential ways to serve in the Western Region. No matter what the role or position, or what type of organization music therapists work in, there are opportunities for music therapists to strengthen their leadership skills and be more aware of their potential as leaders. This CMTE will support music therapists to learn about our influence, our potential and our vision as leaders.


    Created with flexibility and individual needs in mind, the Leadership Academy is designed with a variety of didactic presentations and small and large group discussions to help participants make new connections and see new opportunities for their future.


    Additionally, assessment will be experiential in nature as presenters will provide a worksheet with guided questions related to the presentations for participants to complete throughout the various segments.  This worksheet will include goals and action planning for participant’s personal leadership goals. Small and large group discussions will also provide opportunities for evaluating participation and learning in the course, as will a closing opportunity for sharing takeaways with the group. Finally, a course evaluation document will be used to assess learning based on the learning outcomes.


    Schedule:

    45 minutes: Introductions and mixers to get to know each other – conversations in dyads and large group

    15 minutes: General Introduction to Leadership – What does it mean to be a leader?

    60 minutes Leadership Development: Overview of Key Leadership Theories and Strategies

    20 minute: Break

    45 Minute: Self-Assessment – Where do I fit in?

           Part One: Self Assessment tool with Strengthfinder 2.0 summaries

           Part Two: Dyad Conversations

           Part Three: Large Group Discussion

    30 minutes: Lollipop Moments - Sharing stories of We are AMTA!

    20 minutes: Break

    40 minutes: Ways to Lead and Serve in AMTA

    20 minutes: Personal Action Plan and Takeaways


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will identify their personal purpose and clarify their vision for leadership roles in their communities, work place and our association. (CBMT BCD. IV.A.1., IV.A.5., IV..B.20.)
    2. Participants will identify at least 3 meaningful connections with new colleagues to expand professional leadership networks and skills. (CBMT BCD IV. A.4., IV.A.5., IV.B.7.)
    3. Participants will identify at least 3 personal strengths as a leader. (CBMT BCD II.A.5.k., IV.A.1.)
    4. Participants will create an 4 point action plan that includes steps to develop leadership strengths and specific roles and opportunities in the community, the profession and in the workplace to serve as a leader. (CBMT BCD IV.A.1., IV.B.8.)


     
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Jo …
    CMTE: Leadership Academy: Empowering Music Therapists to Lead Along the Jo …
    $ 60.00  

    Rates for non-members who are not attending conference (always FREE for members who are also attending conference).


    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $50

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $55

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $60



    March 28, 2019

    8:00am-1:00pm

    5 CMTEs


    Presenter: Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC


    As music therapists, we are all leaders! However, most of us have not received any formal or informal leadership training. This CMTE is designed to invite music therapist to explore their own leadership skills and also learn about potential ways to serve in the Western Region. No matter what the role or position, or what type of organization music therapists work in, there are opportunities for music therapists to strengthen their leadership skills and be more aware of their potential as leaders. This CMTE will support music therapists to learn about our influence, our potential and our vision as leaders.


    Created with flexibility and individual needs in mind, the Leadership Academy is designed with a variety of didactic presentations and small and large group discussions to help participants make new connections and see new opportunities for their future.


    Additionally, assessment will be experiential in nature as presenters will provide a worksheet with guided questions related to the presentations for participants to complete throughout the various segments.  This worksheet will include goals and action planning for participant’s personal leadership goals. Small and large group discussions will also provide opportunities for evaluating participation and learning in the course, as will a closing opportunity for sharing takeaways with the group. Finally, a course evaluation document will be used to assess learning based on the learning outcomes.


    Schedule:

    45 minutes: Introductions and mixers to get to know each other – conversations in dyads and large group

    15 minutes: General Introduction to Leadership – What does it mean to be a leader?

    60 minutes Leadership Development: Overview of Key Leadership Theories and Strategies

    20 minute: Break

    45 Minute: Self-Assessment – Where do I fit in?

           Part One: Self Assessment tool with Strengthfinder 2.0 summaries

           Part Two: Dyad Conversations

           Part Three: Large Group Discussion

    30 minutes: Lollipop Moments - Sharing stories of We are AMTA!

    20 minutes: Break

    40 minutes: Ways to Lead and Serve in AMTA

    20 minutes: Personal Action Plan and Takeaways


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will identify their personal purpose and clarify their vision for leadership roles in their communities, work place and our association. (CBMT BCD. IV.A.1., IV.A.5., IV..B.20.)
    2. Participants will identify at least 3 meaningful connections with new colleagues to expand professional leadership networks and skills. (CBMT BCD IV. A.4., IV.A.5., IV.B.7.)
    3. Participants will identify at least 3 personal strengths as a leader. (CBMT BCD II.A.5.k., IV.A.1.)
    4. Participants will create an 4 point action plan that includes steps to develop leadership strengths and specific roles and opportunities in the community, the profession and in the workplace to serve as a leader. (CBMT BCD IV.A.1., IV.B.8.)


     
    CMTE: We All Have A Story To Sing: Clinical Songwriting in Music Therapy
    CMTE: We All Have A Story To Sing: Clinical Songwriting in Music Therapy
    $ 169.00  
    Sunday Mar 31, 2019 @  08:00:AM  —  01:00:PM PDT

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $99

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $149

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $169


    March 31, 2019

    8:00am-1:00pm

    5 CMTEs


    Presenters: Amanda Maestro-Scherer, MA, SCMT, MT-BC & Kristin King MMT, MT-BC


    Songwriting can be a powerful intervention to help clients express emotions, build connection, make meaning, and communicate their life experiences to others. When implementing therapeutic songwriting, there are many considerations in shaping experiences to best meet the client’s needs including the level of freedom or support, songwriting methods and techniques, and the importance of both the process and product of the song. In this workshop-style CMTE course, attendees will learn and practice a range of songwriting methods and techniques that will assist in building their use of this intervention within their own practice.


    8:00-8:30- Opening- Discussion of challenges and fears of clinical songwriting; Strengths of the technique; Past successes for participants.

    8:30- 9:15 Songwriting Lecture-- Overview

           -Song Structure

           -Strategic Songwriting

    -Spot Songwriting

           -Process Songwriting

    9:15-9:45 Fill In The Blank Songs, Piggybacking, Song Collage

    9:45-10:00 BREAK

    10:00-10:30 Improvisatory Songs

    10:30-11:00 Workshop Improv Songs in small groups

    11:00-11:10 BREAK

    11:10-11:40 Free Form- Building songs from the ground up

    11:40-12:20 Workshop Free Form songs in pairs

    12:20-1:00 Song share & debrief, Learning objectives reviewed for reception of material


    Post-Course Reflections:

    1. Describe one way in which original songwriting was found to be an effective

    therapeutic approach via the process of writing.

    2. Describe one way in which original songwriting was found to be an effective

    therapeutic approach via the product of the song.

    3. Write one example of how original songwriting could apply to a population

    you are currently working with.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify and practice methods of clinical songwriting and associated techniques as applied within a therapeutic context (BCD II.A.5.e, II.A.5.f, II.A.5.o).
    2. Identify at least 2 ways that the songwriting process and songwriting product may be an effective intervention for meeting the needs of a client (BCD II.A.2).
    3. Be able to assess and implement the level of independence and support needed for a given songwriting intervention dependent on the client’s needs and ability level (BCD I.D.1, I.D.10, II.A.2)


     
    CMTE: Trauma-Focused Music Therapy - Theory and Experiential Practice
    CMTE: Trauma-Focused Music Therapy - Theory and Experiential Practice
    $ 169.00  
    Sunday Mar 31, 2019 @  08:00:AM  —  01:00:PM PDT

    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $99

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $149

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $169



    March 31, 2019

    8:00am-1:00pm

    5 CMTEs


    Presenter: Stephan Betz, PhD, MT-BC


    This course teaches participants to use evidence-based screenings, assessments and treatments for trauma-based symptomatology. On the backdrop of the history of trauma-responsive treatment and building trauma-informed communities, participants understand the opportunities for music therapy to fulfill the non-verbal interventions needed to enable clients to cope with trauma triggers and minimize their impact. A differential diagnosis approach based on the neurobiology of trauma will teach participants which critical questions to ask in interdisciplinary team meetings to make music activities relevant interventions for the team. In particular, the course will demonstrate how narrative exposure therapy can be enhanced through musical activities. In addition, a detailed analysis of Dr. Carrion’s (Stanford Univ.) cue-centered therapy will enable participating music therapists to adopt cue-centered interventions in their existing music therapy practice. Trauma-informed diagnoses and treatments discussed range from Narcissistic Personality Disorder to Addiction and Dissociative Identity Disorder, including of customized music therapy interventions to fit the various courses of treatment for these disorders.  



    8.00 - 8.40 am    Lecture: Theory of Trauma-Focused Therapy and Evidence Based Practices

    8;40 - 9.05 am    Experiential: Know your trauma and resilience scores

    9.05 - 9.15 am    Break

    9.15 - 9.55 am    Lecture: The Role of Music Therapy in dose responsive narrative exposure therapy and cue centered therapy: Assessment and Interventions

    9.55 - 10.40 am  Discussion: Review of case examples

    10.40- 10.50 am Break

    10.50- 11.20 am Lecture: Adjusting Interventions and dealing with vicarious trauma

    11.20- 11.50 am  Discussion: Review of case examples: 30 minutes

    11.50- 12.05 pm Break

    12.05- 12.35 pm Experiential: Rupture and Repair: Mitigating microaggression and adjusting interventions in therapy sessions


    Learning Objectives


    1. Participants will learn to use 3 evidence based assessments for trauma (BCD I.B.3&8)
    2. Identify 4 evidence based treatments and their music therapy enhancements (BCD I.3.3-6)
    3. Identify 3 ways to adjust music therapy interventions to client responses (BDC II.B.5 and III.B.6+8)
    4. Identify 2 ways of adequate discharge and aftercare (BCD IIC.1-6).
     
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe
    FREE!  
    Sunday Mar 31, 2019 @  09:00:AM  —  12:00:PM PDT

    FREE for AMTA Members registered for conference


    March 31, 2019

    9:00am-12:00pm

    3 CMTEs


    Presenter: Becky Wellman, PhD, LPMT, MT-BC


    Disasters can come in numerous ways and times. This session will go over different ways to prepare for disaster for personal and professional environments. While disasters can’t be predicted, we can be prepared to respond when they do occur.



    9-9:10 Introductions, review of objectives, information gathering

    9:10-9:50 Review of possible disasters and general preparation for each

    9:50-10:00 BREAK

    10-10:50 Review of specifics as to how to prepare homes, practices, businesses, communities for disasters including hands-on activity

    10:50-11:00 BREAK

    11:00-11:50 Review of what to do after disaster including group work


    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their home for disasters.
    2. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their practice for disasters
    3. Identify at least 3 ways they can respond to disasters (CBMT Domain, II.B.1).


     
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe …
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe …
    $ 30.00  

    Rates for AMTA non-members who are also attending conference (always FREE for AMTA members attending conference)


    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $20

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $25

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $30


    March 31, 2019

    9:00am-12:00pm

    3 CMTEs


    Presenter: Becky Wellman, PhD, LPMT, MT-BC


    Disasters can come in numerous ways and times. This session will go over different ways to prepare for disaster for personal and professional environments. While disasters can’t be predicted, we can be prepared to respond when they do occur.



    9-9:10 Introductions, review of objectives, information gathering

    9:10-9:50 Review of possible disasters and general preparation for each

    9:50-10:00 BREAK

    10-10:50 Review of specifics as to how to prepare homes, practices, businesses, communities for disasters including hands-on activity

    10:50-11:00 BREAK

    11:00-11:50 Review of what to do after disaster including group work


    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their home for disasters.
    2. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their practice for disasters
    3. Identify at least 3 ways they can respond to disasters (CBMT Domain, II.B.1).


     
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe …
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe …
    $ 20.00  

    Rates for AMTA Members who are not attending conference (always FREE for AMTA Members also attending conference).


    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $10

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $15

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $20



    March 31, 2019

    9:00am-12:00pm

    3 CMTEs


    Presenter: Becky Wellman, PhD, LPMT, MT-BC


    Disasters can come in numerous ways and times. This session will go over different ways to prepare for disaster for personal and professional environments. While disasters can’t be predicted, we can be prepared to respond when they do occur.



    9-9:10 Introductions, review of objectives, information gathering

    9:10-9:50 Review of possible disasters and general preparation for each

    9:50-10:00 BREAK

    10-10:50 Review of specifics as to how to prepare homes, practices, businesses, communities for disasters including hands-on activity

    10:50-11:00 BREAK

    11:00-11:50 Review of what to do after disaster including group work


    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their home for disasters.
    2. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their practice for disasters
    3. Identify at least 3 ways they can respond to disasters (CBMT Domain, II.B.1).


     
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe …
    CMTE: Disaster Preparedness: Keep You, Your Family, and Your Practice Safe …
    $ 60.00  

    Rates for non-members who are not attending conference (always FREE for AMTA members who are also attending conference).


    Early Registration (12/15/18 through 1/17/19): $50

    Regular Registration (1/18/19 through 2/28/19): $55

    Late Registration (3/1/19 through 3/30/19): $60



    March 31, 2019

    9:00am-12:00pm

    3 CMTEs


    Presenter: Becky Wellman, PhD, LPMT, MT-BC


    Disasters can come in numerous ways and times. This session will go over different ways to prepare for disaster for personal and professional environments. While disasters can’t be predicted, we can be prepared to respond when they do occur.



    9-9:10 Introductions, review of objectives, information gathering

    9:10-9:50 Review of possible disasters and general preparation for each

    9:50-10:00 BREAK

    10-10:50 Review of specifics as to how to prepare homes, practices, businesses, communities for disasters including hands-on activity

    10:50-11:00 BREAK

    11:00-11:50 Review of what to do after disaster including group work


    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their home for disasters.
    2. Identify at least 3 ways they can prepare their practice for disasters
    3. Identify at least 3 ways they can respond to disasters (CBMT Domain, II.B.1).


     
    Awards Dessert Guest (Friday)
    Awards Dessert Guest (Friday)
    $ 40.00  
     
    Friday Guest Lunch
    Friday Guest Lunch
    $ 50.00  
    Sugar and Spice Chicken
    Black Bean Cakes
    ✔ Vegan
    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Gluten Free
    Fennel Scented Salmon
     
    Friday Lunch
    Friday Lunch
    FREE!  
    Sugar and Spice Chicken
    Black Bean Cakes
    ✔ Vegan
    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Gluten Free
    Fennel Scented Salmon
     
    Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
    FREE!  
    Seasonal Risotto
    ✔ Vegan
    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Gluten Free
    Black Angus Sirloin Tri-Tip
    Maple Soy Chicken
     
    Saturday Guest Lunch
    Saturday Guest Lunch
    $ 50.00  
    Seasonal Risotto
    ✔ Vegan
    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Gluten Free
    Black Angus Sirloin Tri-Tip
    Maple Soy Chicken
     
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