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Continuing Music Therapy Education

Online Courses for CMTE Credits

Alverno now offers continuing music therapy education courses for board-certified music therapists. Each course equals 20 mentored self-study credits, with all necessary CBMT documentation supplied by the course instructor. Courses - most of which are online - are offered three times per year.

2019 Courses

Registration is available at


MATADOC Training

Please note that interns and equivalency students are welcome.

The MATADOC is a rigorous assessment and evaluation system for music therapists working with minimally responsive populations, or populations whose awareness is unknown due to profound brain damage. 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.

MATADOC Training is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 22 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Great Lakes Region of The American Music Therapy Association, #P-021 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT Policies and Criteria.
PRE-READING REQUIRED and will be sent in advance to all registrants

This $650 course will be offered June 7 - 9, 2019, on campus for 21  CMTEs.  Refunds at 50% until May 24, 2019.

This course also is available as a 2 credit graduate course with some pre-loaded readings and level 2 certification included. Complete our free application as a non-degree-seeking student at

Housing for on-campus events 
Dorm Rooms may be available, contact Becky Engen for more information. 
Rooms also are available at Hampton Inn & Suites Franklin for $109/night plus taxes with the code AMT (Alverno MATADOC Training). They are located at 6901 South 76th Street, Franklin, WI 53132, 414-427-4800. Shuttles to and from Alverno or the airport may be arranged.

Music Therapy Business Development and Best Practices
with Meredith Pizzi

Music Therapy Business Development and Best Practices will provide students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding and application of business practices and translate their skills as clinicians to business owners and program managers. Ethical discussions will focus on the new AMTA Code of Ethics, social media and technology, and music therapy businesses. 

This 20 CMTE course will be offered Aug. 25, 2019 - Sept. 7, 2019 and includes three ethics credits for CBMT.

Registration is available at


Have questions about our CMTEs or studying Music Therapy at Alverno? We invite you to connect with faculty to learn more.

Becky EngenBecky Engen, Ph.D., MT-BC
Director, Master of Music Therapy

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