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Red River Valley                                                    Winter 2016
A publication of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association                                                                                             

Hello SWAMTA! 

We have an exciting line up of continuing education opportunities for you around the state. 

Conference CMTE's:

  • CMTE A- Ethical Decision-Making in Everyday Music Therapy Practice **FREE TO SWAMTA MEMBERS*** Christine Neugebauer, MS, MT-BC, LPC  Thursday March 31, 12pm-3pm 3. CMTE credits.

  • CMTE B- Music Therapy Private Practice Janice Harris-Lindstrom MA, Mt-BC and Debbie Dacus MA, MT-BC Thursday March 31 12pm-3pm. 3 CMTE credits.

  • CMTE C- Improvisation in Music Therapy Michael Zanders PhD, LPC, MT-BC and Ming Yuan Low, MA, MT-BC Thursday March 31 9am-3pm. 5 CMTE credits.

  • CMTE D- Mastering the iPad one App at a Time: An Introduction to Garageband and Other Applications Michael Salinas, MT-BC and Michael Way MT-BC  Thursday March 31, 12pm-3pm. 3 CMTE credits.

  • CMTE E- Effective Music Therapy Interventions for Students with Autism in the Special Education Classroom Debbie Dacus MA, MT-BC  Saturday April 2 1pm-4pm. 3 CMTE credits.

  • CMTE F- Supervising the Music Therapy Intern ***FREE TO SWAMTA MEMBERS*** Amy Smith, MA, MT-BC, CCLS Saturday April 2 1pm-4pm.  3 CMTE credits.

MATADOC Training:

Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Wendy Magee PhD, MT-BC  May 20th-22nd

This 3 day training will equip participants to use the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciouness (MATADOC) in clinical settings. The MATADOC provides a rigorous assessment and evaluation system for music therapists working with people whose awareness is unknown due to profound brain damage. It is clinically derived but research driven, having been developed and researched with adult populations with disorders of consciousness (DOC i.e. Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State). It is a suitable assessment tool for clinical populations with similar presentations e.g. profound brain injury; advanced stage Alzheimer's Dementia; advanced stage neurological illness (Multiple Sclerosis; Huntington's Disease); people with profound and multiple developmental disabilities). Training includes delivering a standardized music therapy protocol for assessment of people with DOC and scoring the MATADOC. 

Visit:http://childrens.memorialhermann.org/matadoc-2016// for more info.

GIM Level I and II Training Co-Sponsored with Texas Women's University:

Level I Training at Texas Women's University. Nicki Cohen PhD, MT-BC and Santiago Vila, Music Therapist in Colombia, May 26th - 30th 

Level II Training at Texas Women's University. Nicki Cohen PhD, MT-BC and Santiago Vila, Music Therapist in Colombia, July 19th-25th.

Visit: http://home.earthlink.net/~chavala4/thebonnymethodofguidedimageryandmusic/index.html for more information. 

We hope you can join us for some of these amazing opportunities to learn and grow as a professional. 

Coming soon: A summer webinar series! Now accepting topics for web based CMTE courses. Please contact continuinged@swamta.com

Jennifer Townsend MMT, MT-BC

Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for SWAMTA

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