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Call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 is the last day to submit your concurrent session and CMTE proposals for the NER-AMTA conference.
Please visit
to submit those proposals!
In service,
Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Vice President NER-AMTA
Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC
Vice President Elect NER-AMTA

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Thank you, 
NER Board

Business Luncheon Minutes 4/20/18

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Sonatina center opening

Job Title: Music Therapist

Hours: Part-time with opportunity to grow to full-time.

Salary: Hourly, based on experience

Organization: The Sonatina Center, LLC; 750 Central Ave, STE U, Dover, NH 03820
603-978-4808 www.thesonatinacenter.com

Required Education: B.A., B.S., or M.A. in music therapy with completed 1040 hours of clinical training.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for board certification and will be given a time requirement to pass MT-BC exam upon hire. Music therapy students in their final year of school may also apply for this position. Primary experience with infants, toddlers, young children and families required. Additional previous experience with several populations including: early childhood, individuals with disabilities, and older adults a plus; Candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends; Candidates must demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice and rhythmic improvisation.

Population: infants, toddlers, young children & families is the primary caseload; Additional opportunities for a variety of populations as caseload grows.

Job Setting: On site at our center in Dover, NH as well as travel throughout New Hampshire off-site at preschools, hospitals, assisted living facilities, community day programs, and some in-home sessions.

Job Description: Seeking a confident, organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team, part-time with opportunity to increase hours as contracts develop. The Music Therapist will provide both home and facility based, individual and group music therapy to children and adults with a wide variety of needs, however, candidates must be experienced, comfortable and eager to work with the early childhood population. Seeking music therapy candidates who enjoy working with infants, toddlers, young children and families as the primary caseload will include early childhood aged clients and families and preschool work. The Music Therapist may also provide adaptive lessons and facilitate family music enrichment classes. The Music Therapist must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document and evaluate treatment. Job requires travel, so applicants must have reliable transportation. Compensation for travel and supervision. Allowances for continuing education, supplies and instrument purchases, and mileage reimbursement (in addition to travel pay).  

Start Date: January 2019

Contact: Please send (email) resume and cover letter to Marissa Scott, MA, MT-BC, CLD, at: marissa@thesonatinacenter.com 603-978-4808

2019 Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Application Process is Open!

The application Process for the 2019 Pay-It Forward Scholarship program put forth by the NER-AMTA Membership Support Committee is officially open. We hope to provide membership scholarships for as many music therapists as possible. Check out more information on our Pay-It-Forward Scholarshippay-it-forward-fact-sheet.pdf!

Scholarship Applications are due by December 9, 2018.

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by December 18,
2018.

To apply, Music Therapists should complete the 2019 application form located at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHqpVFfrx_2H89hKkw3AOAyEGp3TGetiXbyZKKdK8l8kbyLA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Questions
about the scholarship application or eligibility can be directed to The Membership Support Committee at
membershipSupport@musictherapynewengland.org

Music therapist / counselor

New England Academy in Beverly MA is looking to hire another music therapist.  They need to be board certified, and preferably hold or in the process of obtaining LMHC or LICSW.  Resume’s can be sent to Dr. Ryan Plosker: rplosker@newenglandacademy.net

MUSIC THERAPIST/COUNSELOR

Schedule: 11 month position

Qualifications: Masters Degree; relevant experience, State License preferred

Reports To: Dean of Clinical Services

Salary: Professional Salary Scale

Overall Responsibilities:

The Music Therapist is a multi-faceted role encompassing individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and administrative duties. The Music Therapist will work with students who have social and emotional disabilities, low self-esteem, and general school difficulties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Individual therapy with students

 Development of individual therapy plans with students

 Music group therapy leader, development of music group therapy curriculum

 Family communication and treatment planning

 Writing and implementation of I.E.P.’s

 Participation in I.E.P. meetings

 Writing and updating student progress reports

 Assisting in student supervision during breaks

 Coordination and communication with the student’s outpatient treatment team members

 Music Therapy group/classes

 Other Duties as directed by supervisor

Erin Boardman MA, LMHC, MT-BC

Counselor/Music Therapist

New England Academy

96 Cherry Hill Dr.

Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-921-1103 x147

Fax: 978-921-2203

www.newenglandacademy.net

Job opening

Music Therapy Consultant

Goddard House Assisted Living – Brookline MA

Position Available January 2019

Position Title:

Music Therapy Consultant

Description:

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Assistant Professor – Music Therapy  

The State University of New York at Fredonia, School of Music, invites applications for a full time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Music Therapy to lead the music therapy area, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and maintain curricular excellence in accordance with AMTA and NASM standards.  Earned doctorate in Music Therapy or related field from a regionally accredited university by September 1, 2019 is required.  If in a related field, then doctoral study must include a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate credits in music therapy. Candidate must be a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), with a minimum of five years full-time clinical experience or its part-time equivalent.

 

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com.

 

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce.  To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

 

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Passages 2018

What- 19th Annual Passages Student & New Professionals Conference 

When – October 27th 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Where- Lesley University, 89 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

Theme- “Navigating the Crossroads of Perspectives

Free admission, Free lunch, and open to all!  

Substance Abuse Recovery Symposium

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

MUSIC THERAPY DEPARTMENT – FALL SYMPOSIUM

Music Therapy within

Substance Abuse Recovery

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC Fellow, Association for Music & Imagery

October 12, 2018 David Friend Recital Hall 7 CMTEs – Free Admission Pre-requisites: None

Schedule

8:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI

9:00am Welcome

Darla Hanley, Dean Professional Education Division

Joy Allen, Chair, Music Therapy Department

9:15am Advocating for Those Affected by Substance Abuse Disorder

Maureen Cavanaugh, Founder & President, Magnolia New Beginnings

10am Music Therapy and Substance Use Disorder

(SUD): Exploring the Universal Nature of Addiction

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI 12pm Lunch

1:30 Research: Music Therapy and Substance Use Disorders

Brian Jantz, MA, MT-BC

2:00 Levels of Recovery: Biophysical, psycho-emotional, psycho-spiritual

Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI 3:00 Break

3:15 Conscious Drumming: Drumming from the Heart Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI

5:00 Wrap-up/Course Evaluations Learning Objectives:

is Professor Emeritus of

Music and Former Director of the Music Therapy Program

at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He holds the

designation of Fellow of the Association for Music and

Imagery; he is a Board Certified Music Therapist and is a

member of the American Music Therapy Association. Over

the years Jim has held contracts with Lewis Gale Hospital

Alcohol and Drug Program, Lewis Gale Clinics-Chronic

Pain Program, Life Center of Galax Treatment Center, The

Center for Behavioral and Rehabilitative Medicine, and

Avenues to Recovery Adult and Adolescent Programs. He

has provided Music Therapy trainings throughout the

United States as well as in Korea, Germany, Canada,

Spain, Japan and Mexico. He is widely published,

contributing both to professional journals and book

chapters on a variety of topics around the clinical

applications of music therapy. His primary clinical focus

currently includes special applications in the field of

addictions and men’s work.

1. Participants will identify 2-3 key components of the addictive process (I.B. 4.11; I.C.2, 1.D.2)

2. Participants will describe the differences between physical, emotional and spiritual recovery within substance abuse disorder treatment (B.3.c, e, h;

I.B.12, C.2.)

3. Participants will describe how music therapy experiences can be integrated into levels of recovery (I.D.4.; I.D.10; IV.A.2)

4. Participants will demonstrate how drumming as a structure for intentional group work within recovery models (II.A.2.g.; o; q; u; v; ah, an, ao, aw,).

Music Therapy within Substance Abuse Recovery is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 8 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Berklee College of Music #P-161 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, Berklee will make every attempt to reschedule, within 14 days of the original date.

substanceabuserecoveryflyer.pdf

Roman Music Therapy Services

Employment Opportunities

 

Immediate Job Openings! Come Join Our Team as a Music Therapist

 

Are you passionate about music therapy and feel confident about your skills?

Do you enjoy working with a diverse client population?

 

As our practice grows and we serve more and more clients, we are seeking novice and seasoned music therapists with diverse skills and experience. 

 

If you are interested in being considered for candidacy, please submit a cover letter and resume, in pdf format, to jobs@romanmusictherapy.com.

 

 

Essential Responsibilities:

 Planning, organizing and leading goal-driven music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse skills, abilities, and needs in a variety of locations
 Documenting all music therapy sessions within the required time period including logs, reports, assessment and treatment plans and client communications in format provided by RMTS in BestNotes CRM
 Assessing new clients and groups to develop treatment plan, within 3 sessions, using the assessment format provided by RMTS in BestNotes CRM
 Demonstrate a professional attitude to all clients, prospects, and other professionals at all times
 Maintain MT-BC Credential through CMTE’s and participation in professional conferences, including, but not limited to, music therapy conferences
 Staff at least (2) two community events and (2) tabling events in a calendar year

 

Complete Job Description provided upon request.

 

Why work with us?

 Be part of a dynamic team of skilled Music Therapists
 Participate in both individual and group supervision on a regular basis
 Be part of successful, well-established programs for all populations
 A diverse case load working with young children, children and adults with special needs and older adults

 

Required Education:  

BA, BS, or MA in Music Therapy with completed 1040 hours of clinical training and Board Certification as a Music Therapist (MT-BC.)  Demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar and voice and rhythmic improvisation.  

 

Other Requirements: 

Must have reliable transportation, valid license and proof of insurance.

Must be willing to travel to various sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Must own or have access to a computer/laptop.

 

 

 

 

 

Hours, Pay Range and Benefits: 

Part Time Fee for Service Employees will work an average of 1-19 hours a week depending on contract work available.  Pay will vary based on education and experience.

 

Full Time Fee for Service Employees will work 20 or more hours a week depending on contract work available.  Pay will vary based on education and experience.  Full Time Fee for Service Employees are Benefits Eligible including Medical Benefits, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance.

 

Job Setting: 

On-site at Roman Music Therapy Services in Wakefield, MA and off site visits in the surrounding Greater Boston, Metro West , South Shore and North Shore areas through contracts with schools, community programs, agencies, and individual families.

 

Position Reports to: 

Clinical Supervisor, Roman Music Therapy Services

 

2018 call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

We want to remind you that the call for papers for next year’s annual NER-AMTA conference: 42,000: Embracing Our Impact, at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, March 28th – 30th, 2019.  Last year we had an amazing turnout of 213 attendees. We compared this information with the results for AMTA’s 2017 workforce survey and surmised that the average NER music therapist sees an estimated 196 clients per year. From this we can estimate that information shared at last years conference has the potential to reach 41,748 clients over the course of the year! This year we are setting a goal to impact the lives of 42,000 clients with the brilliance of our community. Over the next few months, leading up to the 2019 conference, we will be sharing some facts and information about our small but mighty region.

We invite you to submit your papers, posters, and CMTEs, to share your practice and your specialties with your community; empowering each other in creation and education to change the lives of our clients.  

In the 2018 conference evaluation, attendees most frequently reported interest in music centered presentations, technology, neurology, special education, autism, geriatrics, diversity, trauma, and ethics.  However, we invite you to also think about the Impact that you make on your clients, and the Impact they make on us when submitting your sessions.

All proposals will be reviewed using a double-blind review model.  Reviewers will base their considerations on content, clarity, and completeness of the abstract (50%), if the proposal fits within the scope of practice and professional competencies of AMTA and CBMT (25%), and how the proposal meets the needs of our region based upon the 2018 conference evaluations (25%).  

You may find the links on our website at:

http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/2019-conference/

The last day for submissions is Sunday December 2nd, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at vicepresident@musictherapynewengland.org

or vicepresidentelect@musictherapynewengland.org

We look forward to seeing you March 28th – 30th, 2019 as we focused on expanding our and embracing our impact.

Sincerely,

Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC

Conference Chair

Vice President NER-AMTA

Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC

Conference Co-Chair

Vice President-Elect NER-AMTA

Full time Music Therapist: VA CT Healthcare System, West Haven,CT

Edit 11/21: Would you please update site as position will finally be posted Nov 23 Friday to Nov 29 Thursday

Apply on USAjobs. gov and look under public announcements
People can call me with any questions 203-932-5711 ext 5439
Thank you
Bobbi

Edit: The 40 hour per week Music Therapy position at the VA CT Healthcare in West Haven, CT, has been posted (again). It is an internal posting until Oct 5th. It is then scheduled to be open for 5 days to the General Public. Please look only on USAjobs.  Create an account, read the description, be sure you are thorough with instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact Bobbi Blake, Music Therapist, at VA CT 203-932-5711 ext 5439 or e-mail Roberta.Blake@va.gov

Full time Music Therapist (40 Hours) for VA CT was posted for internal candidates on September 7th but had the wrong closing date and was taken down. It will be re-posted, hopefully very soon. As of Sept 11, it is still not re-posted. However, the part time ART Therapy position HAS been posted for external candidates for Sept 10-14.  This is not the MUSIC Therapy position.

Please keep checking USAjobs only.

Any questions contact Bobbi Blake, MT-BC

at  VA CT 203-932-5711 ext 5439

A full time (40 hours) Music Therapy position at VA CT Healthcare in West Haven, CT offers a wonderful opportunity to work with our Veterans. VA CT is seeking a Board Certified Music Therapist or eligible Board Certified Music Therapist with strong clinical skills in mental health, hospice, palliative care, and pain management. However, a candidate with strong clinical skills in any of these areas will be considered. There are possibilities to expand into NMT, and opportunities for research. There may be an assignment to the Newington Campus (near Hartford) for 4 hours per week. Starting salary is $70,111 with health benefits, dental options, vacation leave, sick leave, federal holidays, retirement/savings plans, and approved leave time for conferences. The position will be posted as Monday through Friday 9am-5:30pm.

The job may be posted in late June but more likely posted in JULY. It is posted internally for 3 weeks and then externally for ONLY 5 DAYS. For this reason, it is recommended that you complete the lengthy online application (this may take at least 3-4 hours) NOW through www.usajobs.gov Your application will be saved and you can apply for the position when it is posted. There may be two other positions posted at the same time from VA CT: a part time Creative Arts Therapist (ART) and a Recreation Therapist. You want to be sure to apply for the Creative Arts Therapist (MUSIC). The application process also requires transcripts and resume. It is recommended that you cut and paste resume into the application form.

Applicants are rated through Human Resources at another VA facility.

Be sure to add all credentials and experience (professional, internship, volunteer, community work, committee work). Be sure to read each question very carefully and answer each question fully and in detail where asked.

The VA is in West Haven, CT which is just outside of New Haven, the home of Yale University School of Music which provides the city with free concerts most of the year. The city also hosts a prestigious International Festival of Arts and Ideas for several weeks each June. New Haven has a strong arts community with many music, art, theater and dance venues. Located on the shoreline of Long Island Sound, West Haven is about 1.5 hours to New York City, 2.5 hours to Boston and 45 minutes to Hartford. It’s on the Amtrak and commuter train lines and is near Tweed Airport in East Haven.

If you have questions, please contact Bobbi Blake, MT-BC at the VA 203-932-5711 ext 5439 or Roberta.Blake@va.gov Between June 28-July16 you can contact Michael Rose, the Chief of Recreation/Creative Arts Therapies at 203-932-5711 ext 2204.

Hands in Harmony Seeks 2 Full Time Music Therapists & 1 Per Diem Music Therapist

Job Title : 2 Full Time Music Therapists & 1 Per Diem Music Therapist

Hours: Full-time and per diem

Salary : Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Facility : Hands in Harmony

City and State : Kingston, RI

Qualifications : We are looking for three board-certified music therapists (MT-BC required) NMT (neurologic music therapy training) preferred. Ability and interest in collaborating across disciplines a must.

Population : Varies! We service a wide range of clientele throughout RI. We offer extensive services in schools (as an IEP based/related service) and in early intervention. We also offer increased neurorehabilitation services and are partnering with local medical facilities (adults and children)

Starting Date : Immediate and ongoing

Description of position : Hands in Harmony is a social enterprise experiencing a period of rapid growth. Music Therapist will be part of an expanding interdisciplinary team and will be responsible for facilitating group and individual music therapy sessions/assessments. Music therapist will have the opportunity to become involved with the growth of music therapy in a developing state. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional who will have the opportunity to grow and establish a position within our company. Services are offered to a variety of clientele and their families.

Majority of sessions are home/facility based but some work may occur in clinic. Music Therapist is responsible for completing progress notes on a daily basis and other evaluations/progress as needed and facilitating in-services and workshops. Music Therapist should be comfortable helping to create music therapy programs for a variety of facilities. Light secretarial/administrative duties also required (maintaining schedule on schedule program, answering questions regarding music therapy to administrators). Travel is essential.

Contact information : Please submit CV/resume and cover letter to Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, NMT/F LPMT

For more information, please contact us (401) 783-4810

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