AMTA Music Therapy Conference 2021
The AMTA Music Therapy Conference 2021 provides music therapy professionals with a forum to exchange ideas, assess the state of our profession and network with colleagues. The program covers an array of topics such as trauma-informed care, digital music therapy and more to foster professional growth and connection.
AMTA members may attend the conference at no cost; however, non-AMTA members must pay an additional fee to attend.
At this conference, keynote speakers will address the conference theme. They will examine issues of social justice, equity and access within the music therapy profession. To complement these addresses, panel discussions will also take place that address these concerns.
Music therapy can stimulate neuroplasticity, engage brain chemical systems and build learning skills in four key mental health domains: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Discover how to incorporate music therapy into your therapy approach so that each of these areas benefits from its development.
GarageBand, a digital audio workstation, can be an innovative way to engage clients in music therapy practice. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with an introduction to using GarageBand clinically as well as helpful tips and techniques for creating individual and group music therapy projects.
With increasing awareness of the devastating impact trauma has on a child’s experience during and after hospitalization, there has been an increased focus on providing trauma-informed care. This presentation will review current literature regarding trauma-informed care as well as offer application development opportunities.
Professors, clinicians and students often face constraints on their research time due to competing commitments. This roundtable brings together a diverse group of researchers who will share their perspectives on conducting research and finding ways to incorporate it into their daily tasks.
Adolescents face many difficulties in their development, such as trauma, addiction, racism, poverty, violence, and isolation. To build resilience and empathy, explore identities, and foster a sense of belongingness, this session will highlight four powerful tools that teens can use to take charge of their healing processes and create safe learning environments. This session will highlight four effective techniques designed to empower teens to take ownership over their healing processes while creating safe environments for learning.
Establishing boundaries with patients while still allowing therapeutic flexibility is essential for the development of strong and trusting relationships. While maintaining this delicate balance can be challenging, therapists can use their sensitivity and discernment when setting expectations for boundary breaches. This presentation will provide insight into different types of boundaries as well as strategies to address those breaches effectively.
With today’s climate of increased transparency, it is more essential than ever for music therapists to be aware of how their peers view our profession. This panel discussion will illustrate how the AMTA Code of Ethics applies in situations between colleagues.
Earning the MT-BC credential is the key to a career in music therapy. To earn it, one must pass an extensive exam developed by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). It’s essential to comprehend how CBMT creates, measures, and administers this exam.