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2017 Conference Schedule

Planned Concurrent Sessions, Meetings, and Conference Schedule at the 2017 AMTA Conference

(current as of 10/5/17 - information subject to change)

* indicates courses where pre-registration and/or additional fees apply (discounts available to current AMTA members registered for the conference)

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Level I*
Presenter(s): Cathy McKinney, PhD, MT-BC; Madelaine Ventre, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Music Together Training Workshop*
Note: this training is offered at the AMTA annual conference; however, Music Together is taking registrations and payment directly.  To register for this course, please go to https://www.musictogether.com/teach and register independent of your AMTA conference registration.  Use the discount code 17AMTA50 for discounted rate offered to AMTA conference attendees.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Level I*
Presenter(s): Cathy McKinney, PhD, MT-BC; Madelaine Ventre, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Music Together Training Workshop*
Presenter(s): TBA

4:00 pm-9:00 pm

AMTA Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6:00 am-10:00 pm

Nursing Mothers Room Available

7:00 am-11:30 am

Registration Desk Open

8:00 am-12:45 pm

AMTA Board of Directors Meeting

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Academic Program Approval Committee Meeting
 
Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Level I*
Presenter(s): Cathy McKinney, PhD, MT-BC; Madelaine Ventre, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Music Together Training Workshop*

8:30 am-11:30 am

Social Communication in ASD: Neuroscience and Clinical Strategies*
Presenter(s): Amanda Bryant, MM, MT-BC

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Drums Alive® Basic Instructor Certificate Training Specifically Designed for Music Therapists*
Presenter(s):Carrie Ekins, MA; Hachya H. Franklin
 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy Training*
Chair:  Jayne M. Standley, PhD, MT-BC
 
When Children Hurt: Music Therapy in the Management of Pediatric Pain*
Presenter(s): Leora Kuttner, PhD; Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC; Claire M. Ghetti, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Anne B. Parker, MA, MHSA, MT-BC; Barbara A. Else, MPA, LCAT, MT-BC; Kory Antonacci, MSEd, MT-BC; Elizabeth Harman, MMT, MT-BC; Deborah Benkovitz Williams, MSW, LSW, MT-BC

9:30 am-6:30 pm

Mindfulness through Music and Imagery*
Presenter(s): Min-Jeong Bae, PhD, MT-BC; Eunmi Emily Kwak, PhD, MT-BC

12:30 pm-5:30 pm

AMTA Leadership Academy*
Presenter(s): Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC; Alicia Ann Clair, PhD, MT-BC, Anthony Meadows, PhD, LPC, MT-BC, Deanna Bush, MM, MT-BC; Kamica King, MT-BC

12:30 pm-6:30 pm

Optimal Rhythms: Unlocking Nonverbal Autism through Neurologic Music Therapy and Movement*
Presenter(s): Casey DePriest, MT-BC; Tsz Hei Fatima Chan, MME, MT-BC; Eric Lund, MT-BC

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

MLE Subcommittee Meeting

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Joint Academic Program and Association Internship Approval Meeting

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Creative Approaches to Dementia Care*
Presenter(s): Karen Jasko, MS., LPC, MT-BC; Jessica Mull, MT-BC; Carol L. Shultis, PhD, LPC, MT-BC; Rae Sirot, LCSW, P-MTBC (GA & NV)

4:00 pm-7:00 pm

AMTAS Officers Meeting

4:00 pm-8:00 pm

AMTA Journals Editorial Staff Meeting

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Council Coordinators and Committee Chairs Meeting

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Regional Presidents Meeting
 
Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Meeting

7:00 pm-10:00 pm

AMTAS Board of Directors Meeting

7:15 pm-10:15 pm

Developing and Engaging in Reflective Practice to Advance and Deepen Clinical Skills*
Presenter(s): Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, LMFT, MT-BC; Lindsay Rossmiller, MT-BC; Erin Fox, MA, MT-BC; Stephanie Morris, MT-BC; Melanie Brison, MT-BC
 
Ethical Considerations: Respect for Ethnicity in Selecting Music/Techniques in Therapy Sessions*
Presenter(s):Lee Anna Rasar, WMTR, MT-BC
 
Therapeutic Use of the Harp - Basic Playing Technique and Improvisational Skills*
Presenter(s): Nancy O'Brien, MCAT, RMT; Colleen Haviland; Jocelyn Wolfe

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:00 am-10:00 pm

Nursing Mothers Room Available

7:00 am-11:30 am

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am-12:30 pm

CMTE A. Hip Hop Culture and Therapeutic Beat Making: The Gear, The Goals, The Experience*
Presenter(s): Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Elliot Gann: PsyD; Alexander Crooke, PhD
 
CMTE B. Leader, Teacher, Shepherd, Guide: Considerations for Facilitating Groups*
Presenter(s): Caryl Beth Thomas, MA, LMHC, ACMT
 
CMTE C. A Clinician’s Guide for Interpreting and Applying Research in Evidence-Based Practice*
Presenter(s): Noah Potvin, PhD, MT-BC; Patricia J Winter, PhD, MT-BC
 
CMTE D. Advancing Hospice Music Therapy Documentation: Regulations, Guidelines, and You*
Presenter(s): Susan Droessler, MT-BC
 
CMTE E. Immigration, Acculturation and Music Therapy*
Presenter(s): Olga Samsonova-Jellison, MA, MT-BC
 
CMTE F. Developing and Expanding Supervision Skills*
Presenter(s): Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC; Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC; Katie Bagley, MT-BC; Laetitia Brundage, MT-BC
 
CMTE G. Technology Tips, Techniques and Tools for your Music Therapy Practice*
Presenter(s): Julie Guy, MM, MT-BC; Angela Neve, MM, MT-BC; Lori Frazer; Debbie Culbertson Skinner
 
CMTE H. The Role of Medical Music Therapy in Addressing Current Health Crises and Trends*
Presenter(s): Jayne M. Standley, PhD, MT-BC; Darcy DeLoach, PhD, MT-BC; Ciele Gutierrez, MM, MT-BC; Ellyn Hamm, MM, MT-BC; Dawn Iwamasa, MA, MT-BC; Brittany Mohney, MM, MT-BC; Amy Robertson, PhD, MT-BC; Olivia Yinger, PhD, MT-BC
 
CMTE I. Early Childhood Music Therapy Practices: A Music Together Approach*
Presenter(s): Andrew Knight, PhD, MT-BC; Tori Conicello-Emery, MA, MT-BC

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Academic Program Approval Committee Meeting

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Affiliate Relations Committee Meeting
 
AMTA Board of Directors Meeting
 
Association Internship Approval Committee Meeting
 
Government Relations Committee Meeting
 
Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Meeting
 
Workforce Development and Retention Committee Meeting

8:00 am-12:30 pm

Professional Advocacy Committee Meeting
 
Student Affairs Advisory Board (SAAB) Meeting

8:00 am-1:30 pm

Ethics Board Meeting

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Level I*
Presenter(s): Cathy McKinney, PhD, MT-BC; Madelaine Ventre, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

8:00 am-6:00 pm

First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath, and Lullaby International Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Training*
Presenter(s): Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC; Christine Vaskas MS, LCAT, MT-BC; Aimee Telsey MD, Ann-Marie Dassler NP, Andrew Rossetti MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

9:00 am-11:00 am

International Relations Committee Meeting

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Clinical Practice Networking Committee Meeting 

9:30 am-12:30 pm

CMTE J. Strengthening Your Music Therapy Practice:  Cultivating Presence & Self-Care with Therapeutic Rhythm & Mindfulness*
Presenter(s): Shari Geller PhD, CPsych

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Joint - Academic Program Approval, Association Internship Approval & International Relations Committee Meeting

11:30 am-2:30 pm

Small Cash Lunch

12:00 pm-1:30 pm

MLE Subcommittee Meeting
 
Research Committee Meeting

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

WFMT Council Meeting

12:30 pm-2:00 pm

AMTAS Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm-6:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

1:30 pm-4:30 pm

CMTE K. Beyond Accompaniment: Instrumental Techniques for Playing, Teaching, & Utilizing the Ukulele in the Clinical Setting*
Presenter(s): Stephanie Epstein, MM, MT-BC
 
CMTE L. Advanced Training in Music Therapy  and Dementia*
Presenter(s): Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, PhD, MT-BC; Suzanne B. Hanser, EdD, MT-BC
 
CMTE M. Beyond the Clinic: Position Yourself as a Consultant*
Presenter(s): Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC; Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

1:30 pm-5:30 pm

Assembly of Delegates Meeting

1:30 pm-6:30 pm

CMTE N. Mindful Movement for Music Therapists: Using Yoga in Sessions and Self-Care*
Presenter(s): Jennifer Hicks, MT-BC, E-RYT
 
CMTE O. Chronic Pain: Advanced Clinical Techniques*
Presenter(s): Joy Allen, PhD, MT-BC; Heather Wagner, PhD, MT-BC
 
CMTE P. Keeping in Time With Groove*
Presenter(s): Nir Sadovnik, MA, LCAT, MT-BC; Ariel Weissberger, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
CMTE Q. Supervising the Music Therapy Intern*
Presenter(s): Lauren DiMaio, PhD, MT‑BC; Eve Montague, MSM, MT‑BC; Susan Glaspell, MT‑BC; Chrissy Watson, MT‑BC; Kimberly Hawkins, MS, MT‑BC; Kay Luedtke-Smith, MT‑BC; Della Molloy-Daugherty, PhD, MT‑BC; Manal Toppozada, MA, MT‑BC/L
 
CMTE R. Understanding clients’ Improvisations: Interpreting Meanings to Enhance Understanding and Clinical Decision Making*
Presenter(s): James Hiller, PhD, MT-BC; Michael L. Zanders, PhD, MT-BC
 
CMTE S. Utilizing Music as a Primary Source of Intervention: Experiential in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy*
Presenter(s): Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC; Jacqueline Birnbaum, MSEd, MA,LCAT, MT-BC
 
CMTE T. Sounds, Singing and Self-Discovery: Vocal Psychotherapy*
Presenter(s): Diane Austin, DA, LCAT,ACMT; Jenny Hoi Yan Fu, MA, LCAT, MT-BC; Allison Reynolds, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC

2:00 pm-6:15 pm

For Students: National Passages: Plenary and Breakout Sessions

2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Reimbursement Committee Meeting

2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

MLE Subcommittee Meeting
 
Regional Board of Directors Meeting – GLR
 
Regional Board of Directors Meeting – MWR
 
Regional Board of Directors Meeting – SER
 
Regional Board of Directors Meeting – SWR
 
Regional Board of Directors Meeting – WR

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Regional Board of Directors Meeting – NER

6:00 pm-7:20 pm

Regional Board of Directors Meeting – MAR

7:00 pm-7:30 pm

Pre-opening Session Performance

7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Opening Session Featuring Brian Owens and the Deacons of Soul

9:00 pm-10:00 pm

Conference Choir Rehearsal

9:00 pm-11:00 pm

Exhibit Spectacular
 
Reception/Chance Bidding

10:00 pm-11:00 pm

Tweet Up Networking Meeting

11:00 pm-2:00 am

Jam Rooms

Friday, November 17, 2017

6:00 am-10:00 pm

Nursing Mothers Room Open

6:30 am-8:30 am

Cash Breakfast

7:00 am-11:30 am

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am-9:00 am

Assembly of Delegates Meeting

8:00 am-9:15 am

A 24-Month Journey with a TBI Patient from Semi-Coma to Recovery State
Presenter(s): Eunmi Emily Kwak, PhD MT-BC
 
A Preventive Model of Music Therapy for Children in Limited Resource Communities
Presenter(s): Varvara Pasiali, PhD, MT-BC; Elizabeth K. Schwartz, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Alive and Well: An Introduction to Trauma for Music Therapists
Presenter(s): Mo (Maureen) Taylor, MMT, MT-BC, RYT-200; Elle Potter, ERYT-500
 
Arts Based Research as a Cultivator of Mindfulness in Research and Practice
Presenter(s): Debra Jelinek Gombert, MA, MT-BC; Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC/L
 
Guitar Bombardment Dedicated to John Catt:  The Music of Chuck Berry
Co-Chairs: Pete Meyer, MA, MT-BC; Robert Groene, PhD, MT-BC
 
How is Music Processed? Cognitive Neuroscience Might Have Some Answers
Presenter(s): Eugenia Hernandez-Ruiz, MME, MT-BC
 
Improving Quality of Care by Initiating Staff-Focused Creativity in the Workplace
Presenter(s): Bridget Sova, MT-BC
 
International Survey Study: Where Does AMTA Stand?
Presenter(s): Petra Kern, Ph.D., MT-BC, MTA, DMtG,Daniel Tague, Ph.D., MT-BC
 
Mindfulness Across the Lifespan: Meeting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Needs
Presenter(s): Stephanie Miller, MS, MT-BC
 
MTex: NICU-MT Interventions for Neonate Sensory Integration and its Impact on Long-Term Development
Presenter(s): Darcy DeLoach, PhD, MT-BC; Amy Robertson, PhD, MT-BC; Michael Detmer, MME, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy Advocacy in the Texas Medical Center: A Symposium
Presenter(s): Virginia Beauchamp, MT-BC;Marial Biard, MM, MT-BC; Amy Marroquin, MT-BC; Antonia Miland Santiago, MT-BC; Meagan Morrow, MT-BC; Jonathan Silbert, MM, MT-BC; Jennifer Townsend, MMT, MT-BC; Chris Webb, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy Practice and Research in a Changing Paradigm of Healthcare
Presenter(s): John Mondanaro MA, CCLS, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Recertification 101: Make Your Credits Work for You, CBMT
Presenter(s): Andrea Crimmins, PhD, MT-BC
 
Research Committee Presents
 
Team Rainbow Presents: The Development of an Effective, Ethical LGBTQ Ally
Presenter(s): Amy M. Donnenwerth, MA, MT-BC
 
The Death of a Child with Disabilities: A Grief Journey Through Art and Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Caitlin Krater, MS, MT-BC; Cassie Dobbs; MAAT, LPC, ATR
 
The Effect of Reciprocal Imitation Training through Music (RITM) on Social Communicative Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presenter(s): Hayoung Lim, PhD, MT-BC
 
Understanding Millennial Music Therapy Interns: Successfully Bridging the Generation Gap
Presenter(s): Rebecca West, MM, MT-BC

9:15 am-9:30 am

Conference Choir Performance

9:30 am-10:30 am

The 2017 Carol Bitcon Lecture: What IS Mindfulness Anyway? 
Presenter: Anne B. Parker, MA, MHSA, MT-BC; Music by Daughters of Harriet

10:30 am-12:00 pm

AMTA Business Meeting

10:30 am-6:30 pm

Exhibits Open

11:30 am-2:15 pm

Exhibit Spectacular

11:30 am-2:30 pm

Cash Lunch

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Cantonese Music Therapists and Students Network Meeting
 
Korean Music Therapists Lunch Meeting
 
University of Iowa Lunch Meeting

12:00 pm-1:45 pm

Blues Power Jam
 
Chinese Music Therapists and Students Network Meeting
 
Clinical Practice Networking Committee Networking Session
 
Continuing Education Committee Meeting
 
Diversity & Multiculturalism Committee Meeting
 
Taiwanese Music Therapy Meeting

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Ethics Board Meeting

12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Japanese Networking Meeting
 
Latin America Music Therapy Network Meeting 
 
Reimbursement Committee Meeting

12:30 pm-1:45 pm

ASD Task Force
 
Black Music Therapy Network Meeting
 
Music and Memory Work Group Meeting
 
Music Therapy Business Owners Meeting
 
Regional Conference Planners Meeting

12:30 pm-2:00 pm

JMT Editorial Board Meeting

12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Affiliate Relations Committee Meeting
 
International Relations Committee Meeting
 
Judicial Review Board Meeting
 
Professional Advocacy Committee Meeting
 
Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Meeting
 
Technology Committee Meeting
 
Workforce Development and Retention Committee  Meeting

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Registration Open

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

MTP Editorial Board Meeting

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Advocacy Boot Camp (By invitation only)
Chair: Judy Simpson, MT-BC
 
CMTE U. Continuing the Conversation:  Race in Music Therapy*
Presenter(s): Marisol S. Norris, MA, MT-BC; CharCarol Fisher, MA, MT-BC; Jessica S. Fletcher, MM, MT-BC; Demeko Freeman, MT-BC; Ming Yuan Low, MM, MT-BC; Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC; Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
 
CMTE V. Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Music Psychotherapy*
Presenter(s): Christine Routhier, MA, LMHC, MT-BC
 
CMTE W. Music Yoga Therapy: The Science of Sound and the Soul*
Presenter(s): Leesa Sklover, PhD, LPC, MA-CMT, IKYTA, IAYT- 300, E-RYT 200

2:15 pm-3:30 pm

AMTA and Music & Memory: Maximizing our Shared Vision
Presenter(s): Jennifer Geiger, MM, MT-BC; Laurel Young, PhD, MTA; Dan Cohen, MSW; Dale Taylor, PhD, MT-BC; Regina Dennis, MT-BC; Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC
 
Connecting Music Therapy and Literacy Skills
Presenter(s): Mary Claire Holliday, MS, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Course-Based Research Experiences: Building Research Capacity and Infrastructure Through Education and Training
Presenter(s): Abbey Dvorak, PhD, MT-BC; Eugenia Hernandez-Ruiz, MME, MT-BC; Sekyung Jang, MM, MT-BC; Amy Smith, MA, CCLS, MT-BC; Kara Caine, MME, MT-BC
 
Guitar Bombardment Dedicated to John Catt:  The Music of Chuck Berry
Co-Chairs: Pete Meyer, MA, MT-BC; Robert Groene, PhD, MT-BC
 
Hospice Music Therapy in Thailand and China: A Multicultural Perspective on a Universal Experience
Presenter(s): Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC; Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC
 
Improving Treatment for Movement Disorders: Insights from Multi National Studies and Partnerships
Presenter(s): Natalie Thompson, PT; David Wilcox, OT; Hope Young, MT-BC
 
Leadership for Students
Presenter(s): Jean Nemeth, PhD, MT-BC; Amber Weldon Stephens, EdS, LPMT, MT-BC
 
MTex - Advancing Medical MT into National Health Care Policy Development: Inclusion in the PCORnet Data Base
Presenter(s): Jayne Standley, PhD, MT-BC;Cheryl Benze, MME, MT-BC; Dawn Iwamasa, MA, MT-BC
 
Neuroscience and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Focus on Cognition
Presenter(s): Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC
 
On Whose Shoulders Do We Stand, Now?
Presenter(s): Carol A. Olszewski, MA, MT-BC
 
Organizational Service and the Clinician
Presenter(s): Julie P. Neal, MS, MT-BC
 
Singing for Recovery after Domestic Violence
Presenter(s): Marta Hernández Candelas, PhD, MT-BC; Zeida García Casillas; Leila Martínez, MM
 
Soul Song Project
Presenter(s): Christine A. Korb, MM, MT-BC; Jodi Winnwalker, LCSW, MT-BC
 
Special Screening of the Film Music Got Me Here
Presenter(s): Susan Koch; Tom Sweitzer, MA, MT-BC; Forrest Allen
 
Technology and Ethics Round Table Discussion
Presenter(s): Members of the Technology Committee and Ethics Board
 
The Music Therapy Pyramid Model: From Theory to Practice
Presenter(s): Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC; Ronna Kaplan, MA, MT-BC
 
Uke for Beginners
Presenter(s): Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer
 
Vocal Health Mindfulness: Care and Proper Handling for Music Therapists
Presenter(s): Derek Isetti, PhD, CCC-SLP; Eric G. Waldon, PhD, MT-BC

2:30 pm-5:15 pm

Education and Training Advisory Board Meeting
 
Membership Committee Meeting

3:45 pm-5:00 pm

Advanced Uke
Presenter(s): Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer
 
Assessing & Building your Scope of Practice: Expanding your Clinical Expertise
Presenter(s): Debbie Bates, MMT, MT-BC; Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC
 
Building Song Repertoire for Older Adults: Thinking Beyond Client Preferred Music
Presenter(s): Sally McKnight Harrison, LMHC, MT-BC
 
Developmental Outcomes Study for Three Medically Complex Infants on a NICU
Presenter(s): Christine Neugebauer, MS, LPC, MT-BC; Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, PhD, MT-BC
 
Dual Eligible English Learners: Our Role as Therapists and Advocates
Presenter(s): Amy Furman, MM, MT-BC; Edward T. Schwartzberg, MEd, MT-BC
 
Exploring Identity: Ongoing Journeys Toward Cultural Humility
Presenter(s): Candice Bain, MT-BC; Kathryn Eberle Cotter, MT-BC; Maevon Gumble, MT-BC; Kristen McSorley, MT-BC; Freddy Perkins, MT-BC; Rachel Reed, MT-BC
 
Guitar Bombardment Dedicated to John Catt:  The Music of Chuck Berry
Co-Chairs: Pete Meyer MA, MT-BC; Robert Groene, PhD, MT-BC
 
Let's Make Music: The Art of Clinical Composition in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Jacqueline Birnbaum, MSEd, MA, LCAT, MT-BC; Jenny Hoi Yan Fu, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Life Compositions: A Therapeutic Songwriting Project for At-Risk Youth
Presenter(s): Brian Owens; Stephanie Holly;Lynette Ward; Dr. Doug Erwin; Cynthia Briggs, PsyD, MT-BC; Brian Bauer; Ryan Eversole, MT-BC; Sarah Michaelis, MT-BC; Jaime Wilhite, MT-BC
 
MTex: Music, Death, and Mystery: Perspectives on Clinical Practice During Imminent Death
Presenter(s): Lauren DiMaio, PhD, MT-BC; Cathleen Flynn, MA, MT-BC; Noah Potvin, PhD, MT-BC
 
Music Got Me Here Part 2
Presenter(s): Tom Sweitzer, MA, MT-BC; Susan Koch; Forrest Allen
 
Patient-Preferred Live Music in Adult Medical Settings: Supporting Literature and Intervention Derivatives
Presenter(s): Michael J. Silverman, PhD, MT-BC
 
Planned Giving: Some Important Things to Know
Presider(s): Alicia Clair, PhD, MT-BC
Presenter(s): David Fingerhut, CFS; Brad Graham, CFP
 
Remixing Neurodisability: Creating Meaning from Songs Written by Adult Patients Recovering from Road Trauma
Presenter(s): Michael Viega, PHD, LCAT, MT-BC; Felicity Baker, PhD
 
Research Committee Presents
 
The Volunteer Musician: An Advocate for the Board-Certified Music Therapist
Presenter(s): Crystal Weaver, MA, MT-BC; Andrew Dwiggins, MT-BC; Maureen Byrne

5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Music Therapy Educators Faculty Forum Meeting

5:15 pm-6:30 pm

An Exploration of Resource-Oriented Music Therapy and Related Practices
Presenter(s): Heather J Wagner, PhD, MT-BC
 
Building a Thriving Wellness-Based Music Therapy Practice through A Variety of Mindfulness Approaches
Presenter(s): Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC
 
Building Your Toolkit: All the Essentials for Working with Children
Presenter(s): Katelyn Kamerad, MT-BC; Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC
 
Compassion Without Fatigue: Mindfulness, Boundaries, and the Practice of Empathy
Presenter(s): Andrea Dalton, MA, MT-BC
 
Facilitating Social Interaction for Individuals at Interactive or Cooperative Level of Play
Presenter(s): Julie Andring, PhD, MT-BC

 
Guitar Bombardment Dedicated to John Catt:  The Music of Chuck Berry
Co-Chairs: Pete Meyer, MA, MT-BC; Robert Groene, PhD, MT-BC
 
If Freud Were a Music Therapist: An Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy
Presenter(s): Diane Austin, DA, LCAT, ACMT
 
Keeping Light in a World of Darkness: Maintaining Resiliency in Forensic Settings
Presenter(s): Mary E. Alvarado, MT-BC
 
MTex: Songs of Survival, A Community Collaboration Project for Social Justice
Presenter(s): Courtney Arndt, MT-BC; Rachel Ebeling; Leanne Magnuson Latuda, MM; Mary Ann Shaw, RN; Richard Shaw, MD
 
Music Therapy and Pediatric Palliative Care: An Evolving Model
Presenter(s): Kristen O'Grady, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy Techniques to Improve Communication Skills in Persons with Autism
Presenter(s): Peggy A. Farlow, MAE, MT-BC
 
On the Other Side of the Fence: A Therapeutic 'Musical' Approach to Teaching Tolerance
Presenter(s): Andrea Green, MCAT, RMT
 
Somewhere Beyond the IRB: How Clinicians can Overcome Barriers to Publishing Research
Presenter(s): Kyle Wilhelm, MA, MT-BC

5:45 pm-6:45 pm

Music Therapy Educators Faculty Forum Meeting & Breakouts

6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Shabbat

6:30 pm-8:00 pm

AMTAS Business Meeting

7:30 pm-9:00 pm

MAR Regional Board Meeting

8:30 pm-9:30 pm

Uke Circle
Facilatators: Cathy Fink; Marcy Marxer

8:30 pm-10:00 pm

Special Movie Screening:  Music Got Me Here

9:00 pm-10:00 pm

One Beat, One Moment: Mindful Drumming and Meditation for Health and Well Being
Facilatator: Shari Geller, PhD, CPsych

9:00 pm-12:00 am

The Music Therapist Unplugged
Facilatator: Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

10:00 pm-11:00 pm

Japanese Music Therapy Students and Professionals Meeting

11:00 pm-2:00 am

Jam Rooms

Saturday, November 18, 2017

6:00 am-10:00 pm

Nursing Mothers Room Available

7:00 am-8:00 am

Coffee and Roundtable for Educators and Internship Directors/Supervisors: Continuing Collaboration and Dialogue
Lauren DiMaio, PhD, MT-BC; Kamile Geist, PhD, MT-BC; Christine P. Leist, PhD, MT-BC; Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC

7:00 am-11:30 am

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am-9:00 am

Internship Fair
 
Legacy Society Breakfast

8:00 am-9:15 am

“There’s a Heaven for a G:” Music Therapy Grief Work with Inmates
Presenter(s): Candice Bain, MT-BC
 
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Consultative Music Therapy Services in Special Education
Presenter(s): Whitney Ostercamp, MA, MT-BC; Rachel See, MA, MT-BC
 
Bridging the Gap: Exploring Older Adults’ Experiences in an Intergenerational Rock Band
Presenter(s): Natalie Wlodarczyk, PhD, MT-BC
 
Community Music Therapy with Newcomer Youth
Presenter(s): Audrey-Anne Brouillette Dumouchel
 
Contemporary Neurocognitive and Psychological Models of ASD: Implications for Music Therapy Practice
Presenter(s): Edward T. Schwartzberg, MEd, MT-BC
 
Continuing the Conversation II: Race in Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Marisol S. Norris, MMT, MT-BC; CharCarol Fisher, MA, MT-BC; Jessica S. Fletcher, MM, MT-BC; Demeko Freeman, MT-BC; Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC; Ming Yuan Low, MM, MT-BC; Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Creative Arts Therapies and Child Life: Reflective Interprofessional Group Supervision
Presenter(s): Florence Ierardi, MM, LPC, MT-BC; Amy Troyano, MA, MT-BC
 
Diving Beyond Diagnoses: How to Create Individualized Treatment for Our Veterans
Presenter(s): Natalie Cole, MT-BC; Krystine Smith, MT-BC
 
Drum & Dance - The Regenerative Miracle of Music and Movement on Student Cognition, Mental and Physical Health
Presenter(s): Carrie Ekins, MA; Hachya H. Franklin
 
Empowering Your Digital Self: Mindful Practices with Technology
Presenter(s): Cassandra Mulcahy, MMT, MT-BC
 
Factors Influencing Research Questions and Associated Methods in Music Therapy Research
Presenter(s): Michael J. Silverman, PhD, MT-BC; Katrina S. McFerran, PhD
 
Health Administrators’ Perspectives of Music Therapy in the Medical Model
Presenter(s): Crystal Weaver, MA, MT-BC; Steven Howard, PhD, MBA; Andrew Dwiggins, MT-BC; Daniel Copeland, MT-BC;
 
Look, Listen, Breathe: Alleviating Pain and Distress in Nepalese Pediatric Burn Patients.
Presenter(s): Verena Clemencic-Jones, MA, RMT
 
Mindfulness Meditation for Music Therapists
Presenter(s): Sangeeta Swamy, PhD, MT-BC
 
MTex: Advancing Diversity in Music Therapy Education
Presenter(s): Lori F. Gooding, PhD, MT-BC; Olivia Swedberg Yinger, PhD, MT-BC; Petra Kern, PhD, MT-BC
 
Patterns and Trends of Music-Based Interventions for Premature Infants
Presenter(s): Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, PhD, MT-BC; Helen Shoemark, PhD, RMT
 
Reconceptualizing the “Work-Life Balance:” Integrating Our Multiple Identities
Presenter(s): Scott Horowitz, MA, LPC, MT-BC; Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, MA, MT-BC

8:30 am-11:00 am

Education and Training Advisory Board Meeting

9:00 am-9:30 am

Exhibit Spectacular

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Exhibits Open

9:30 am-11:00 am

AMTA Board of Directors Meeting
 
For High School Students - Introduction to Music Therapy
 
Regional Meeting – GLR
 
Regional Meeting – MAR
 
Regional Meeting – MWR
 
Regional Meeting – NER
 
Regional Meeting – SER
 
Regional Meeting – SWR
 
Regional Meeting – WR

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Cash Lunch

11:15 am-12:30 pm

A Depiction of Music Therapy Supporting Relationship Completion in Palliative Care
Presenter(s): Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MTA, MT-BC
 
AMTA Federal Advocacy Update
Presenter(s): Rebecca Preddie, BA
 
Anxiety and Alternative Facts: An Arts-Based Critical Social Improvisation Project
Presenter(s): Rebecca Zarate, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Burnout Prevention: A Compassionate Approach
Presenter(s): Grant Howarth, MT-BC
 
Come Together: An Inclusive Rock Camp for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presenter(s): Laura Brown, PhD, MT-BC; Joann Benigno, PhD, CCC-SLP; Bridget Wright, MA; Kamile Geist, PhD, MT-BC
 
Creating University and Community Partnerships: Service, Education, Advocacy and Employment
Presenter(s):  Soo-Jin Kwoun, PhD, MT-BC; Cynthia Briggs, PsyD, MT-BC; Kenneth Aigen, DA, LCAT, MT-BC; Benedikte B. Scheiby, MA, MMEd, DPMT, LCAT, CMT; Sharon Spurlock (Director of Family Supports, St. Louis ARC); Jennifer Teemer (Program Manager, Pujols Family Foundation); Rachel Ebeling (Executive Director, Angel Band Project); Maureen Byrne (Director of Community Programs, St. Louis Symphony)
 
Critical Conversations about Privilege in Music Therapy: Race, Religion, and Ability
Presenter(s): Meganne K. Masko, PhD, MT-BC/L; Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC/L; Paige Robbins Elwafi, MMT, MT-BC; Kaiti Shelton
 
Grounding Your Music Therapy Practice: Adaptive Yoga Principles for Self-Care
Presenter(s): Jennifer Hicks, MT-BC, E-RYT
 
imagine Presents: Music Therapist as Media Mentors
Presenter(s): Marcia Humpal, MEd, MT-BC; Gretchen Chardos Benner, LMSW, MT‐BC; Ellary Draper, PhD, MT-BC; Laura Brown, PhD, MT-BC
 
MTex:  Rethinking Music Therapy: Exploring Integrative and Connective Theory
Presenter(s): Bill Matney, PhD, MT-BC; Ming Yuan Low, MA, MT-BC; Melissa Gillespie, MT-BC
 
Music as Co-Therapist: Music Psychotherapy in a Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program
Presenter(s): Lisa Jackert, MA, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy Abroad: Building Cultural Competency Through International Volunteerism
Presenter(s): Julianne Parolisi, MA, MT-BC; Allison Fox, MA, MT-BC; Ezequiel Bautista, MT-BC; Forrest Paquin, MT-BC; Natalie Cole, MT-BC
 
Music-based Emotion Regulation (MBER): A Theoretical Model for Age Related Depression Prevention.
Presenter(s): Sekyung Jang, MM, MT-BC
 
Nurturing Safety, Empowerment, and Connection: Body-Oriented Music Therapy as Trauma Treatment
Presenter(s): Joy M. Willenbrink, MA, MT-BC
 
Patient-Engaged Research: Enhancing the Relevance of Research to Clinical Needs
Presenter(s): Virginia Driscoll, MA, MT-BC; Kate Gfeller, PhD
 
Research Oral Presentations
 
Resources to Mindfully Empower the Non-Music Therapist and Music Therapist Alike
Presenter(s): Dale Taylor, PhD, MT-BC; Leslie Henry, MM,MT-BC; Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC; Regina Dennis, MT-BC; Emily Christiansen, MT-BC; Barbara Reuer, PhD, MT-BC
 
Teamwork: Percussionists and Music Therapists Finding Collaborative Potential Through Interactive Group Drumming
Presenter(s): John R. Beck, MM; Anna Elizabeth Provo, MM; Peter Alan Hussey, MA; Nicole Steele, MT-BC
 
The Ethics and Mindfulness of Making Videos with Medically Complex Children
Presenter(s): James Maxson, MM, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Writing Rock Solid Clinical Goals, Objectives, and Benchmarks: Keep it Simple…
Presenter(s): Mary Jane Landaker, MME, MT-BC

11:15 am-1:15 pm

Assembly of Delegates Meeting

12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Exhibit Spectacular

12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Pediatric Work Group Meeting

12:45 pm-3:00 pm

Global Perspective Session

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Membership Committee Meeting

1:30 pm-4:30 pm

CMTE X. Exploring our Biases*
Presenter(s): Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC; Leah Oswanski, MA, LPC, MT-BC
 
CMTE Y. How to Take Data While your Hands are Full with Instruments!*
Presenter(s): Kate St. John, MM, MT-BC
 
Education and Training Advisory Board Meeting

1:45 pm-3:00 pm

Age-Friendly Cities and Creative Aging: A Vision for Future Music Therapy Services
Presenter(s): Linda M. Wright-Bower, MS, MT-BC
 
Arts Advocacy
Presenter(s): Judy Simpson, MT-BC
 
Attachment Theory in Psychodynamic Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Emma Moonier, MS, LPCC, MT-BC
 
Beyond the Binaries: Negotiating Gender and Sex in Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Maevon Gumble, MT-BC; Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC
 
Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with ASD: Theory, Research, Application
Presenter(s): Hayoung Lim, PhD; David Sonnenschein, MFA
 
Diversity and Multiculturalism Committee Presents: Appropriate Language Related to Diversity and Multiculturalism
Presenter(s): Melita Belgrave, PhD, MT-BC; Seung-A Kim,PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Ruth Kahn, MA, MT-BC; Kamica King, MT-BC; Pete Meyer, MA, MT-BC; Marisol Norris, MMT, MT-BC; Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, MA, LSP, MT-BC;Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC/L;Beth Robinson, MT-BC
 
Group Drumming with Post-Combat Veterans
Presenter(s): Laetitia Brundage, MT-BC
 
Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC; Jacqueline Birnbaum, MSEd, MA, LCAT, MT-BC Jenny Hoi Yan Fu, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Management Strategies for the Music Therapist Leader: Preventing & Navigating Challenging Staff Situations
Presenter(s): Susan Droessler, MT-BC
 
Meet the Candidates for the 2017 Election
Candidates: President Elect--Deb Benkovitz Williams; MSW, LSW, MT-BC; Jean Nemeth, PhD, MT-BC;  Vice President Elect--Ed Kahler, PhD, MT-BC;  Wendy Woolsey, MA, MT-BC. Facilitator: Amy Furman, MM, MT-BC
 
MTex:  Music Therapy in Integrative Health
Presenter(s): Suzanne B. Hanser, EdD, MT-BC; Seneca Block, MA, MT-BC; Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC
 
New Laws and Court Decisions that Affect Schools: What You Need to Know
Presenter(s): Mary S. Adamek, PhD, MT-BC; Judith Jellison PhD; Alice Ann Darrow, PhD, MT-BC
 
Post-PhD Life: Opportunities for Young Music Therapy Scholars
Presenter(s): Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC
 
Real Tools for Clinical Practice: Part I
Presenter(s): Technology Committee
 
Recognizing the Need: Ethical Considerations in Self-Care for Music Therapists
Presenter(s): Angela Guerriero,  MM, MT-BC; Gregory S. Perkins, MT-BC
 
Song-based Interventions for Music Therapy Groups
Presenter(s): Robert G.H. Miller, MS, MT-BC
 
Through Music to the Self
Presenter(s): Christine Routhier, MA, LMHC, MT-BC
 
Using Film and Social Media as a Vehicle for Raising Awareness
Presenter(s): Susan Koch, Director of the film Music Got Me Here

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Research Poster Session

3:15 pm-4:30 pm

Community Engagement in Music Therapy Practice
Presenter(s): Helen Dolas, MS, MT-BC; Ellary Draper, PhD, MT-BC; Grant Hales, MT-BC; Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC; Tom Sweitzer, MA, MT-BC
 
Conference OASIS! Take a Break for Self-Care
Presenter(s): Deborah Benkovitz Williams, MSW, LSW, MT-BC; Robert Miller, MS, MT-BC
 
Hispanic Diversity for Music Therapists
Presenter(s): Patricia Zarate Perez
 
How Hailey Hears: Music Therapy with Children who are Deaf
Presenter(s): Suzanne Tribe MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Introduction to the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music (GIM)
Presenter(s): Louise Dimicel-Mitran, MA, LCPC, MT-BC;Elaine Abbott, PhD, MT-BC
 
Marketing and Branding
Presenter(s): Bree Gordon, MT-BC; Sam McDowell, MT-BC; Daniel Goldschmidt, MT-BC
 
Modern Lullaby: Essential Mental Health for Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD
Presenter(s): Stacey Hensel, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
MTex: Neurologic Music Therapy
Chair: Kathleen Howland, PhD, MT-BC
 
Music and Expressive Movement: Addressing the Competency
Presenter(s): Laura Polett; Cindy Ropp, EdD, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy Improves Acute Pain Management in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
Presenter(s): Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC
 
PBIS, M.O.V.E. & Core: Strategies for Implementing School-Wide Programming Within Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Kellee Coviak Hansen, MS, MT-BC
 
Perspectives and Possibilities: A Creative, Critical Conversation on Aesthetics and Music Therapy!
Presenter(s): Rebecca Zarate, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Kenneth Aigen, DA, LCAT, MT-BC; Brian Abrams, PhD, LCAT, LPC, MT-BC
 
Realities of Conducting a Randomized Controlled Trial: The Untold Story
Presenter(s): Katherine Myers-Coffman, MS, MT-BC; Amanda K. Henley, MM, MT-BC; Kristin A. Stegenga, PhD, RN; Taylor Lawrence; Ariele Edwards, MSPH; David Delgado, MD; Joan E. Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sheri L. Robb, PhD, MT-BC
 
Rehab or Palliative Care: Navigating Approaches and Strategies for Unique Pediatric Populations
Presenter(s): Hilary A. Fredenburg, MA, MT-BC; Greta J. Yates, MA, MT-BC
 
Research Committee Presents
 
Rhythm-Mediated Intervention Protocol for Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presenter(s): Ga Eul Yoo, PhD, MT-BC
 
Working with Traumatized Children: A Look at Patients and Self
Presenter(s): Maria Nowlin, MS, NCC, LPC, MT-BC

4:45 pm-5:45 pm

AMTA Business Meeting

4:45 pm-6:15 pm

AMTAS Business Meeting

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Past Presidents Meeting

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

State Task Force Reception (by invitation only)

8:00 pm-9:30 pm

Chant Circle
Facilitators: Daughters of Harriet: Barbara Dunn; Lisa Jackert; Maureen Hearns; Jodi Winnwalker; Robin Rio

8:30 pm-10:00 pm

Film Screening: On the Other Side of the Fence
Presenter(s): Andrea Green, MCAT, RMT

9:30 pm-1:00 pm

Cabaret

11:30 pm-2:00 am

Jam Room

Sunday, November 19, 2017

6:00 am-10:00 pm

Nursing Mothers Room Available

6:30 am-8:30 am

Cash Breakfast

7:00 am-12:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am-12:30 pm

CMTE Z. Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Transference/Countertransference Reactions in Your Clinical Work*
Presenter(s): Allison Reynolds, MA, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC

7:30 am-1:30 pm

Neuroscience Technology in Music Therapy*
Presenter(s): Elizabeth L. Stegemöller, PhD, MT-BC

8:00 am-9:15 am

“Diagnose the Song:” Song Discussion to Facilitate Psychiatric Symptom Recognition
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Haley, MS, MT-BC
 
An Inside Look at Research from the Clinician's Viewpoint
Presenter(s): Kim Robertson, MBA, MT-BC; Ashley Scheufler, MME, MT-BC; Liesel Stephens, MT-BC; Ashley Taul, MMT, MT-BC
 
AudAbility™ – Music Therapy Protocol Encourages People with Parkinson’s to Find THEIR Voice
Presenter(s): Lindsay Zehren, MT-BC
 
Better Together: A Music Therapy and Speech-Language Therapy Collaborative Model
Presenter(s): Melissa E. Heffner, MM, MT-BC
 
Early Intervention Music Therapy with Children and Families with Visual Impairment
Presenter(s): Paige Robbins Elwafi, MMT, MT-BC
 
East Meets West: Applications and Relevance of Chinese Music in Clinical Practice
Presenter(s): Roberta S. Kagin, PhD, MT-BC; Yue Wu, MM, MT-BC
 
Exploring Patient Needs in Inpatient Oncology: Barriers to Music Therapy Participation
Presenter(s): Ruby Chen, MM, MT-BC
 
From Process to Performance: Transforming a Music Therapy Group
Presenter(s): Carol L. Shultis, PhD, MT-BC; Lydia Baker; Bridget Brennan; Sarah Edwards; Heather Hiley; Katy Hinckley; Katie Long; Emma Treveiler
 
Methods and Resources for Creating a Culturally Sensitive Music Therapy Environment
Presenter(s): Hannah Gallagher 
 
Military Culture 101
Presenter(s): Krystine Smith, MT-BC
 
Music and Harm: What We Know and What We Need to Know
Presenter(s): Brea Murakami, MM, MT-BC; Daniel Goldschmidt, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy in Ecosystemic Family Based Therapy
Presenter(s): Cheryl Cotton, MMT, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy with Immigrant Children and Families
Presenter(s): Cynthia Koskela, MT-BC
 
Rethinking Autism: How Forgetting What I Knew Led to Improved Clinical Outcomes
Presenter(s): Casey DePriest, MT-BC; Andrew Simmons
 
Say What You Need to Say: Ethical, Professional Communication in Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Jennifer Jarred Peyton, MM, MT-BC; Natalie Wlodarczyk, PhD, MT-BC
 
The Therapeutic Use of the Violin: Playing Techniques Specifically Simulating Human Voice
Presenter(s): Tsz Hei Fatima Chan, MME, MT-BC
 
This Is My Heartbeat Song
Presenter(s): Elisabeth Bombell, MT-BC
 
Transgender and Gender Creative Clients: Developing an Inclusive Music Therapy Practice
Presenter(s): Beth A. Clark, MM, MTA, MT-BC

8:00 am-11:00 am

CMTE AA. Collaborate and Innovate: Repositioning Our Music Therapy Service Delivery Models*
Presenter(s): Hope Young, MT-BC

8:30 am-9:15 am

Assembly of Delegates Elect Meeting

9:30 am-10:45 am

"Music and Horses, Of Course, Of Course!" Implementation of Music Therapy Within Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy
Presenter(s): Sarah Lynn Rossi, MT-BC
 
Diversity and Multiculturalism Committee Presents: A Status Report
Presenter(s): Melita Belgrave, PhD, MT-BC; Seung-A Kim,PhD, LCAT, MT-BC; Ruth Kahn, MA, MT-BC; Kamica King, MT-BC; Pete Meyer, MA, MT-BC; Marisol Norris, MMT, MT-BC; Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, MA, LSP, MT-BC; Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC/L; Beth Robinson, MT-BC
 
Heard it Through the Grapevine: Be Confident and Mindful Working in Psych
Presenter(s): Dana Kim, MT-BC; Erin Batkiewicz, MM, MT-BC; Kelsey Lownds, MM, MT-BC
 
Intergenerational Music Therapy: Preliminary Findings From A Randomized-Controlled Trial
Presenter(s): Michael R. Detmer, MME, MT-BC; Petra Kern, PhD, MTA, DMtG, MT-BC
 
Life Turns on a Dime: Navigating Community Trauma and Tragedy
Presenter(s): Jennifer M. Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Melody, Mnemonics and Memory: Implications for the Clinican
Presenter(s): Melanie Harms Espeland, PhD, MT-BC; Alycia Sterenberg, MT-BC
 
MTex: Music as a Coping Strategy with Refugees Following Mass Tragedy
Presenter(s): Peggy A. Codding PhD, MT-BC; Karen Wacks, LMHC, MT-BC; Samite Mulondo
 
Music Imagery (MI): Case Examples of Supportive, Re-educative and Reconstructive Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Louise Dimiceli-Mitran, MA, LCPC, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy in Corrections: The Nitty Gritty
Presenter(s): Lorna E. Segall, PhD, MT-BC; Lee Anna Rasar, PhD, WMTR, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy Students’ Self-Care Practices and Behaviors
Presenter(s): Lindsey Wilhelm, PhD, MT-BC; Carolyn Moore, PhD, MT-BC
 
Music-Based Intervention for Stress Based on the Therapeutic Function of Music
Presenter(s): Jennifer Fiore, PhD, MT-BC
 
Our Littlest Sounders and Movers: Supporting the Infant-Parent Relationship
Presenter(s): Tori Conicello-Emery, MA, MT-BC; Jessica Lee, MA, MT-BC
 
Philosophy Slam V: Bridging The Gap
Presenter(s): Kayla C. Daly, LMHC, MT-BC
 
Real Tools for Clinical Practice: Part II
Presenter(s): AMTA Technology Committee
 
Research Committee Presents
 
Song Discussion – Discovering Your Potential for Effective Facilitation
Presenter(s): Cindy Ropp, EdD, MT-BC
 
The Music is Enough – Stepping Up Your Interventions and Repertoire for Children
Presenter(s): Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC; Elizabeth K. Schwartz, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
 
Utilizing Sensory-Based Interventions with Children and Adolescents: A Trauma Informed Approach
Presenter(s): Carly Ramthun, MA, MT-BC; Mary Clare Becks, MT-BC
 
Writing for Music Therapy Perspectives: New Options & Tips
Presenter(s): Laura E. Beer, PhD, MT-BC; Jennifer Jones, PhD, MT-BC  

9:45 am-11:30 am

AMTA Board of Directors Meeting

11:00 am-12:15 pm

Co-Regulation: A Sensory Integration Approach with Adolescent Survivors of Trafficking and Exploitation
Presenter(s): Courtney Arndt, MT-BC
 
Culture Centered Music Therapy Supervision: Diverse Perspectives and Practical Applications
Presenter(s): Michele Forinash, DA, MT-BC; Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC; Xueli Tan, PhD, MT-BC; Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC
 
Expressing sound and Sight Waves to Transition Lessons From Work to Heart
Presenter(s): Cassandra Mulcahy, MMT, MT-BC; Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR
 
Fostering Positive Parent-Infant Interactions and Crying Behaviors Through Music Therapy in the First Six Week of Life
Presenter(s): Amy Robertson, PhD, MT-BC
 
Integrating a Flipped Classroom Model into an Undergraduate Music Therapy Guitar Class
Presenter(s): Deborah Layman, MM, MT-BC; Wiley Smith, MAT, MT-BC
 
Music Therapy World Congresses: A Unique Opportunity to Grow and Share
Presenter(s): Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, PhD, MT-BC; Amy Clements-Cortés, PhD, MTA, MT-BC; Anita Gadberry, PhD, MT-BC; Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, LMFC, MT-BC; Daniel Tague, PhD, MT-BD
 
Not Just Little Adults: Managing Pain and Distress in Hospitalized Children
Presenter(s): Kirsten Nelson, MA, MT-BC
 
Receptive Interventions for Music Therapists in Mental Health Settings
Presenter(s): Jonathan Wilcoxen, MT-BC
 
Rural Life Realities: The Blessing and Challenges of being a Rural Music Therapist
Presenter(s): Tracy Wanamaker, MSEd, MT-BC; JoAnn Jordan, MT-BC
 
Songs! Expand Your Repertoire and Clinical Creativity in Early Childhood Music Therapy
Presenter(s): Andrew Knight, PhD, MT-BC; Jessica Lee, MA, MT-BC
 
Team Rainbow Presents: Toward the End of the Rainbow: LGBT Older Adults

Presenter(s): Lisa Kynvi, MA, LMHC, MT-BC

 
The CBMT Self-Assessment Examination: Identify Strengths and Weaknesses for the Certification Exam
Presenter(s): Joy Schneck, MM, MT-BC; Karen Howat
 
Unlocking Hidden Gems: Creating Music Experiences For Persons With Late Stage Dementia
Presenter(s): Leslie A. Henry, MM, MT-BC
 
Wish You Were Here: Addressing Grief Through Evidence-Based Songwriting Interventions
Presenter(s): Erin Aubrey Batkiewicz, MM, MT-BC

12:30 pm-1:15 pm

Closing Session

 

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