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MATADOC

MedRhythms, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, & Berklee College of Musicare collaborating to bring Wendy Magee and The XXth International MATADOC Training to Boston in September. Get your tickets today!

When: Sep 26 at 8 AM – Sep 28 at 5 PM

Where: Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

What is the MATADOC?

The MATADOC is a standardized assessment and evaluation system for music therapists working with minimally responsive populations, or populations whose awareness is unknown due to profound brain damage. This includes people born with brain damage, who have had a stroke, or who might have sustained brain injury through accidents such as road traffic accidents, gunshot wounds, drowning or falls. It can be used for: diagnosis of awareness in adults with disorders of consciousness; treatment planning and goal setting; evaluation of long-term treatment with patients in chronic care settings.

With which populations can it be used? People with complex needs resulting in ‘minimal’ responsiveness e.g. adults and children in vegetative or minimally conscious states; late/end-stage dementia; advanced neurological illness such as Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease; profound and multiple developmental disabilities; people with end stage terminal illnesses.

MATADOC has been standardized and validated for use with adults with disorders of consciousness. It is an assessment, diagnostic and treatment evaluation tool.

Which clinical settings?

• Rehabilitation settings

• Nursing home settings (and other continuing care) for diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of ongoing treatment.

• Intensive care

What does the first level training involve?

• Classroom lectures

• Experiential sessions

• Video observations

Participants will learn to understand the clinical presentation of people with DOC; how to run a MATADOC session; how to complete the documentation; how to formulate a diagnosis; and how to communicate the assessment findings to interdisciplinary teams and families. Training tools include handouts and training videos that are accessible post-training to assist professionals in applying classroom learning to clinical session.

See more information and get tickets online below: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xxth-international-matadoc-training-tickets-63789910339?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3QWImALz1HeXx5FWHtB3kHZ01H8ZXem4NS-ID5SYGR5X0tknPy2aT1BGo

Passages 2019

GIM training

Have you thought of adding GIM to your practice? Do you have colleagues who have always wanted to learn more about GIM? We are serving as the CBMT Approved Provider for a Level One GIM Training in Connecticut with Madelaine Ventre, who studied with Helen Bonny. Early bird pricing ends on May 30th. Get your applications in soon!

 

https://romanmusictherapy.com/event/introduction-to-gim/

 

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Guided Imagery in Music Training August 24-28, 2019 in Litchfield, Connecticut

Deepen your practice, expand your skills, and earn 46 CMTE credits, including 3 ethics credits! You do not want to miss this training opportunity for a Level One Bonny Method GIM Training. Spend 5 days with Madelaine Ventre, MS, LCAT, MT-BC, and learn about the major components of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) process. The topics covered include the history, definitions and session format of GIM and music and imagery; imagery; non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC); processing techniques; guiding techniques; music in non-ordinary states of consciousness; contra-indications and ethics. This course will include an experiential component in addition to the didactic work.

 

Early bird registration ends on May 30, 2019. Take advantage of the early bird to save on your registration and get the training with all of your food and lodging included for only $1500!  For 46 credits, you can’t beat this!!  Send your applications in as spaces are limited!

https://romanmusictherapy.com/event/introduction-to-gim/

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts and Culture

Registration is now open for Endicott College Expressive Therapies Symposium: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Arts, and Culture; October 25, 2019, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts. This one day event will feature a gallery talk, keynote, and hands workshops by experts in the fields of Creative Arts Therapies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. For questions, please contact Expressive Therapies Professor Krystal Demaine, symposium coordinator, kdemaine@endicott.edu.  Follow the link to register: 

Private Guitar Lessons for Music Therapy Students

Beginning August 2019, I am offering private guitar lessons for Music Therapy students, focusing on your specific guitar needs.  Lessons are $45 per half hour or $90 per hour if you come to my studio in Roslindale, $10 more if I come to you.  I have been a professional performer and taught guitar students of all ages for 40 years.  I have been on the faculties of New England Conservatory, Curry College and The Park School.  Contact info: Scott Sandvik  (scottsandvik762@gmail.com; Cell: 617-947-8186)

Music and Imagery for Wellness

Reserve your conference room!

NERAMTAS fundraiser

Berklee Spring Symposium

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

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

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

Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

We are so excited to announce 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 CMTE’s, to share your practice and your specialties with your community; empowering each other in creation and education to change the lives of our clients.

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 2017 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,

Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC

Conference Co-Chair

Vice President-Elect NER-AMTA

Courtney R. Biddle, MMT, MT-BC

Conference Chair

Vice President NER-AMTA

Neurologic Music Therapy Training

MedRhythms, Inc. is partnering with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to bring The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy to Boston for the International Training Institute in Neurologic Music Therapy. This is only the second time that it has ever been offered in Boston – it will fill up quickly, so register today!

Dates: November 29th – December 2nd

Address: 1st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-training-institute-in-neurologic-music-therapy-tickets-46772601109

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