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Distance Learning via Zoom3-50 minute online workshops
May 16, 2020 9:00 am – 9:50 amJune 13, 2020 9:00 am – 9:50 amJuly 18, 2020 9:00 am – 9:50 amThese sessions will be recorded and available for further access until August 15.Number of CMTE Credits: 3
Description: While researchers and clinicians alike agree that self-care is vital for music therapy professionals and students, making it a priority in our daily personal and professional lives is most certainly easier said than done, particularly during this challenging and uncertain time. This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to explore and integrate a variety of self-care strategies identified in the research, built around the following three areas:
- Physiological Self-Care Practices
- Music/Music Therapy Practices
- Personal and Professional Sources of Support
Finally, participants will be encouraged to be proactive about their self-care and will be invited to identify at least one self-care SMART goal in each area that they will incorporate into their daily lives, using the knowledge gained throughout this time together. Follow-up on this goal will be offered.
March 13, 2020
Dear NER Music Therapists:
The wellness and safety of community is our top priority. With that in mind and given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 conference.
If you have registered for the 2020 NER conference, you will receive a full refund for your conference registration fees.
Each attendee is responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservation, and we urge you to contact the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa as soon as possible in order to secure your refund with them.
Moving forward, we are exploring options to provide an alternative conference experience before the 2021 NER conference and will keep you updated as we learn more.
I hope that you are staying well during this stressful time. Please keep connecting virtually, making music, and taking care.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
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:
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!
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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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; Cell: 617-947-8186)
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!