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Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change as we get closer to conference time.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

 9:00am - 3:30pm CMTE B: Let's Get Islandy with the Ukulele
 9:00am - 4:30pm Neurodevelopment Institute Part II
 2:00 - 3:00pmSWAMTAS Board Meeting      Student Event
 3:15 - 4:15pmSWAMTAS Business Meeting      Student Event
 4:30 - 5:45pmSWAMTA Board Meeting
 5:30pmWest Texas Welcome Night! Please wear your finest country gear!
 6:00pm Opening Session featuring Dr. Deforia Lane & Dinner
After OpeningProfessional Social
Student Social      Student Event

Friday, April 6, 2018

 8:00am - 5:00pm   Exhibit Hall open 
8:00 - 8:50am  Concurrent Sessions
1. Stuff You Can Use on Monday!
2. Therapy: The Musical
3. When Left is All You Have: A Look at One-Handed Guitar Techniques and Adaptive Equipment for Stroke Survivors
4. Ethical Considerations for Use of Technology for Music Therapists



9:05 - 10:20am
Concurrent Sessions
1. Internship: Experiences from A Professional Perspective
2. Incorporating SMART Boards into Music Therapy Interventions in the Public Schools
3. Tools to Enhance Lyric Analysis Interventions in Mental Health Settings Part 2 (Part 1 was shared at SWAMTA Conference in 2017)
4. Bilingual Music Therapy with Spanish-Speaking Clients: Perspectives Across Settings and Cultures
10:45 - 11:45am 
 Plenary Session featuring Dr. Deforia Lane Plenary Session featuring Dr. Deforia Lane
12:00 - 1:15pm
 SWAMTAS Meeting with provided box lunches and talk given by Kamica King       Students Only
1:00 - 2:00pmExhibit Spectacular
1:30 - 2:20pm
Passages Sessions
2:35 - 3:50pm
Concurrent Sessions
1. The Seed or the Flower: The Bonny Method and Music Therapy
2. Creating Community and Shattering Stigma: Collaborative Arts Interventions for the Forensic Population
3. Navigating the Journey from Internship to Employment
4. Striking the Right Chord: Methods of Clinical Decision-Making and Rapport Building in Oncology Music Therapy
4:00 - 4:50pm Concurrent Sessions
1. Strategies All Year: Goal-Based Strategies for the Music Therapist in Special Education
2. Center for Performing Arts Medicine: A Program Model for Music Therapy and Arts Integration
3. Billing Private Insurance: Yes You CAN!
4. Can you Match a Beat? Rhythmic Training and Video Games for Reading
 5:00 - 6:30pm SWAMTA Business Meeting
 6:00 - 9:00pm Art Walk in the City of Lubbock

Saturday, April 7, 2018

 8:00am - 12:00pm  Exhibit Hall Open
 8:00 - 8:50am Concurrent Sessions
1. SWAMTAS Elections  Student Event
2. Masters Level Entry: An Update
3. CBMT Recertification 101: Make Your Credits Work for You
4. Music Therapists' Grief Self Care via Music Experiences - A Survey Analysis
 9:00 - 9:50am Concurrent Sessions
1. Music Therapy to Assist with Bone Marrow Biopsy & Aspiration in an Outpatient Cancer Center
2. "We're All In This Together": Music Therapy in a Theatre Setting
3. Own It! Facilitation Methods for Songwriting and Improvisation with Individuals of Limited Movement and Communication
4. Mentoring Musical Creativity with Teens in a Gifted and Talented University Summer Program - From Prelude to Coda
 10:05 - 10:55am Concurrent Sessions
1. Using a Recording Studio in Pediatric Medical Music Therapy
2. We're All In This Together: The Do's and Don'ts for Co-Treating
3. Mood Modulation through Playlist Creation on an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
4. The Effects of Music Listening on Affect, Self-Efficacy, Mental Exertion and Task Performance of Online Students
 11:00am - 12:00pm Exhibit Spectacular
 11:10am - 12:00pm Internship Information
 12:00 - 2:00pm Closing Lunch
 2:15 - 5:15pm CMTE C: Creativity as a Functional Goal in a Biomedical or Neurodevelopmental Music Therapy Practice
 3:15 - 6:15pm  CMTE D: Navigating Difficult ARDs

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