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Continuing Music Therapy Education

Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits

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The Master of Music Therapy Program (MMT) at Alverno College is excited to offer continuing education programs to meet the diverse needs of our profession. There are several ways in which you may choose to engage with our learning community:

Alverno is known for innovation and teaching. The MMT Program exemplefies this through personalized assignments and unique and relevant course offerings. Earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in specialized content areas by completing 4-5 graduate credits in two consecutive related courses. Board certified music therapists will earn graduate credit and do not need to apply or be accepted to the graduate program to earn a certificate. These credits will transfer in should you choose to apply for the full degree.

Certificate in Music Therapy Entrepreneurship

Offered every odd year summer/fall

MMT 670 TOPICS: Grant Writing 
2 cr. with Leslie Henry, MM, MT-BC and Allison Hingley, MM, MT-BC

MMT 668 MT Business: Development & Best Practices
2 cr. with Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC

Certificate in Music Therapy Leadership

Offered every even/odd year fall/spring

MMT 662 Leadership in Music Therapy
2 cr. with Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC

MMT 660 Advocacy in Music Therapy
2 cr. with Leslie Henry, MM, MT-BC


Certificate in Advanced Music Therapy Clinical Practice

Offered every even year spring/summer

MMT 630 MT & Human Dynamics
3 cr. with Lisa Gallagher, ABD, MT-BC

MMT 632 Adv. Clinical Practice in MT
2 cr. with Leslie Henry, MM, MT-BC

 

Certificate in Music and Neuroscience

Offered every odd year fall/spring

MMT 614 Music and Neuroscience 
3 cr. with Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC and special guest, Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, MT-BC
MMT 670 TOPICS: Applications of Neuroscience in Music Therapy
1 cr. with Becky Engen
 












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keyboardEach fall and spring we choose one graduate course where the first three weeks are open for CMTE students to join in the learning community. As a student you have full course and library privileges while earning 20 mentored self-study CMTE credits. Everything you need for CBMT documentation is included in the course syllabus and certificate of completion. If the course is exactly what you were hoping for and you would like to complete the full semester-long course, simply pay the tuition difference and earn graduate credit for the course. 

Fall 2019

Music Therapy Business Development and Best Practices

with Meredith Pizzi

August 25-September 14, 2019, 20 CMTEs, includes three ethics credits for CBMT
[get updated course description] 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. Registration is available at alverno.edu/onlinecmte.

This course also is available as a 2 credit graduate course. Complete our free application as a non-degree-seeking student at alverno.edu/apply.

Spring 2020

Human Dynamics

with Lisa Gallagher

January 26 - February 15, 2020, 20 CMTEs, includes three ethics credits for CBMT

Coming soon: course description of what you will receive and how the ethics credits will be met. Registration is available at alverno.edu/onlinecmte.

This course also is available as a 2 credit graduate course. Complete our free application as a non-degree-seeking student at alverno.edu/apply.

 


The MMT program hosts events on campus in February and June. Recent events included Trauma Informed Practice, NMT Training, Guitar and Percussion Skill updates, and MATADOC Training.

February 2020 Weekend Workshop 

Topic and Presenter to be announced soon

June 2020 Summer Intensive Training

Ethical Mindfulness in 21st Century Music Therapy

with Cheryl Dileo
June 6-7, 2020, 20 CMTEs, includes three ethics credits for CBMT

Dr. Cheryl Dileo, MT-BC is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music Therapy Emerita, and Former Director of the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center and  PhD Program in Music Therapy at Temple University. She has served as President of the World Federation of Music Therapy and National Association for Music Therapy (U.S.). She is the author/editor of 16 books and over 100 articles and book chapters, including 7 Cochrane reviews. The second edition of her book, Ethical Thinking in Music Therapy is forthcoming in 2020.

Registration available at alverno.edu/onlinecmte; the price includes two lunches and continental breakfasts.

This course also is available as a 1 credit graduate course. Complete our free application as a non-degree-seeking student at alverno.edu/apply.

Housing is available at a nearby hotel with shuttle to the airport and the College. Another block of rooms is available in a dorm on campus. For dorm availability please contact Becky Engen.

 


scalesAt Alverno we strive to have every course address related ethical concerns and encourage students to personalize assignments, making them relevant to their own clinical and professional needs. Meet your 3 CMTE requirement for recertification with any of our online offerings.

Special in 2020, Ethical Mindfulness in 21st Century Music Therapy with Cheryl Dileo. Please see summer workshops above for more information.

 


faculty onlineMany of the MMT courses may be taken for professional development without auditioning or being accepted to the program. Complete our free application as a non-degree-seeking student at alverno.edu/apply.


Fall 2019 

MMT 614 Music and Neuroscience (online only)
3 cr., with Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC and special guest, Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, MT-BC

MMT 668 MT Business Development and Best Practices (online only)
2 cr., with Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC


Spring 2020 

MMT 610 Music Therapy Theory I (online only)
3 cr., with Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC

MMT 630 Human Dynamics 
(online only)
3 cr., with Lisa Gallagher, MA, MT-BC


Summer 2020

MMT 640 Clinical Songwriting (Hybrid only, 8 weeks online, including a 2 day required residency in June)
2 cr., on-campus June 8-9, with Rob Collier, DMA and Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC

MMT 670 TOPICS: Ethical Mindfulness (Hybrid only, 8 weeks online, including a 2 day required residency in June)
1 cr., on-campus June 6-7, with Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC and training by Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC

 Visit the Master of Music Therapy homepage.

 
GET IN TOUCH!

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

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

becky.engen@alverno.edu

Visit the Master of Music Therapy homepage.