Continuing Music Therapy Education

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Now Available in the AMTA Online Store!

Welcome to the self-study AMTA E-courses from the American Music Therapy Association. Order your user-friendly AMTA E-course and receive everything you need to listen and learn at your leisure:

  1. Audio Links. The core of the AMTA E-courses is the speaker sharing their expertise and practical information to enhance your practice.
  2. E-course Workbook. The pdf document includes discussion outline, references, links, and other valuable resources related to the topic. After purchase, you may download the e-course workbook from your account on the AMTA website as many times as you need for up to one year after the purchase date. Once you download the e-course workbook to your local computer, it is yours to keep.
  3. CMTE Evaluation: Earn CMTE credits in two steps. Listen to audio discussion, then submit the CMTE Evaluation electronically.
AMTA Professional Issues E-course Series

The self-study E-courses in this series provide in-depth, practical information about the "business" of music therapy, e.g. standards of clinical practice, ethics, career enhancement, reimbursement, grantsmanship, supervision, leadership, job development, copyright, and other high-priority career and business issues.

AMTA Clinical Practice E-course Series

Music therapy clinicians share their experience and expertise about music therapy interventions, applications, strategies, protocols, research, program and service-delivery models, group management, musicianship, and other issues related to delivering quality music therapy services to a variety of populations in various settings.

The AMTA Music Therapy Intro E-course Series

This series features E-courses for continuing education credit for professionals in medicine, adjunct therapies, education, and other related fields, providing basic information about music therapy research and services. The series also includes accessible resources introducing music therapy to parents, career counselors, and other interested parties.


AMTA Self-Study E-courses Available

Music Therapy in Early Childhood: Meaningful Music from Infancy to Kindergarten

Presented by: Marcia Humpal, MEd, MT-BC; Ronna Kaplan, MA, MT-BC; Amelia Greenwald Furman, MM, MT-BC
 
Current AMTA Members Receive Substantial Discounts on the Introductory Price:
  • Regular Cost: $150 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Members Discounted Cost: $100 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Student/Grad Student Member Discounted Cost: $50

Click here to purchase this E-course in the AMTA Online Store

ECearlychildcThe Music Therapy in Early Childhood E-course features the work of three music therapy clinicians with many decades of experience working with young children. First, Marcia Humpal talks in chapters 1 through 4 about music therapy for infants and toddlers, exploring the manner in which very young children learn through play, and discussing considerations for planning effective music therapy for little ones. In chapters 5, 6, and 7, music therapist Ronna Kaplan talks about music therapy in preschool groups, using examples from her experiences at The Music Settlement and community outreach programs, and providing details about the Hierarchical Model of Music Therapy and the Art Integration Model. Music therapist Amy Furman talks in Chapters 8, 9, and 10 about the application of music in therapy for young children in the public schools, based on her extensive experience in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Amy provides numerous examples of programmatic and IEP-specific music therapy in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Chapter 11 features Ten Take-Away Points, and Chapter 12 contains numerous supplemental resources. Among other helpful links, references, and other materials in Chapter 12 is a valuable bonus - a complimentary copy of the 62-page booklet from the well-received 2011 AMTA Institute, "Developmental Approaches to Early Childhood Music Therapy," featuring Marcia Humpal, Dr. Rebecca Wellman, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Dr. Darcy Walworth.  Publish date: June 2013.

After you make your purchase and follow the instructions to check out and pay, you will need to download the e-course workbook. This can be found by logging in on the AMTA website, then going to My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products. Click on the item to open it. Then save the workbook (a .pdf file) to your local computer.  The workbook will provide all instructions for taking the course and listening to the audio files.

 

Music Therapy Reimbursement: Sources and Steps to Success

Presented by: Judy Simpson, MT-BC, Managed Healthcare Professional
 
Current AMTA Members Receive Substantial Discounts on the Introductory Price:
  • Regular Cost: $150 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Members Discounted Cost: $100 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Student/Grad Student Member Discounted Cost: $50

Click here to purchase this E-course in the AMTA Online Store

ReimbecoursecoverAMTA’s Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, teaches the fundamentals of reimbursement in practical terms, helping E-course participants build a solid foundation of knowledge about multiple reimbursement sources, about public and private third party payment systems, and about the specific steps required to access coverage. E-course participants will discover how the process of funding music therapy can vary by clinical setting, client diagnosis, and payment source, and will learn industry terminology, procedural coding information, billing forms, and other key elements of reimbursement. This AMTA E-course equips each listener with the knowledge and tools that make it possible to secure funding for making top-quality music therapy services more accessible to individuals of all ages in a variety of clinical settings.  Publish date: November 2012.

After you make your purchase and follow the instructions to check out and pay, you will need to download the e-course workbook. This can be found by logging in on the AMTA website, then going to My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products. Click on the item to open it. Then save the workbook (a .pdf file) to your local computer.  The workbook will provide all instructions for taking the course and listening to the audio files.

 

Music Therapy and Dementia: Protocols for Managing Problem Behaviors

Presented by Alicia Clair, PhD, MT-BC
 
Current AMTA Members Receive Substantial Discounts on the Introductory Price:
  • Regular Cost: $150 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Members Discounted Cost: $100 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Student/Grad Student Member Discounted Cost: $50

Click here to purchase this E-course in the AMTA Online Store

DementiaECourseCoverDr. Alicia Clair's AMTA E-course, "Music Therapy and Dementia: Protocols for Managing Problem Behaviors" includes detailed descriptions of behavior issues, theoretical framework, and operating principles for music therapy interventions, as well as step-by-step details about music therapy protocols to facilitate predictable outcomes when addressing problem behaviors resulting from dementia. Participants listen to the audio discussion at their leisure. If they choose to earn 5 CMTE credits from AMTA, a CBMT Approved Provider, participants simply need to submit a CMTE Evaluation after listening to the audio. Publish date: January 2013.

After you make your purchase and follow the instructions to check out and pay, you will need to download the e-course workbook. This can be found by logging in on the AMTA website, then going to My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products. Click on the item to open it. Then save the workbook (a .pdf file) to your local computer.  The workbook will provide all instructions for taking the course and listening to the audio files.

 
 

 

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AMTA E-courses are approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists for the specified number of Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). AMTA (#P-051) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.