Community, Music Therapy, and You

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Two Day Continuing Education Gathering

Come join us at Roman Music Therapy Services for a two-day CMTE event that focuses on Community Music Therapy. Together, we will explore how community music therapy supports inclusivity and integration within our communities as well as how to effectively work with the diverse clients we serve within our communities.

Many of the folks we work with are isolated from the greater community.  Come and learn how music therapists can be that bridge. Spend the first afternoon learning about community music therapy with a focus on the Music Therapy Pyramid Framework with Meredith Pizzi. From a theoretical frame work which includes community music therapy theories as well as theories of social capital, Meredith will take the theoretical and turn it into practical applications of music therapy within the community. The focus will not only be on clinical work, but also ways to build social capital, increase inclusivity, and enhance opportunities for integration into the community. This CMTE will culminate with the participant attending an open mic night event which ties the theoretical with the practical, through a music event that is accessible, inclusive, and that integrates clients into the greater community through a normalizing music experience.

On the second day, participants will explore how to be a culturally responsive music therapist. Join Annette Whitehead-Pleaux as she guides the participants through a deeper understanding of culturally responsive practice. This CMTE will again start from the theoretical and move to the practical. The process to truly working with clients who have different cultural identities than we do begins with understanding ourselves.  To this end, participants will examine their privilege, oppression, and bias through lecture, exploratory experiences, and the creative process. Next, participants will consider the effect of bias on our therapeutic relationships. Finally, ways to be a culturally responsive music therapist will be discussed.

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Friday October 13, 2017 12:30-8:30pm
Saturday October 14, 2017 12:30-5:30pm

Courses held at Roman Music Therapy Services, 333 North Ave., Wakefield, MA
Friday evening we will transition to Onset School of Music, 4 Audubon Rd, Wakefield, MA, for the Community Music Event

 

Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:30pm – 8:30pm:  Building Social Capital through Music Therapy (7 CMTE Credits)

What is Community Music Therapy really? And why does it matter in our current social, political structures? In this course, music therapists will have an opportunity to learn about the theory behind Social Capitol and Community Music Therapy, as well as examine what their role or contribution can be to supporting the movement towards inclusivity and integration in our communities. Through theoretical explorations and expanding our notion of the definition of music therapy, participants will articulate multiple levels of music therapy practice using the Music Therapy Pyramid Framework. The concepts of music therapy in the community will be brought to life in the evening portion of the CMTE which is open to the public. The inclusive community music experience will include an Open Mic/Karaoke event open to community members of all ages and abilities. This CMTE will address theory, practice and ethical questions of practicing music therapy in the community and consider the needs of a wide range of potential clients and groups.

Registration fee – $145.00
*CMTE Registration includes dinner and admission to the evening event. Other guests are welcome to register at bit.ly/RMTS-OpenMic*

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:30pm – 5:30pm:  The Culturally Responsive Music Therapist (5 CMTE Credits)

Who is the Culturally Responsive Music Therapist?  And why is cultural responsiveness important in our music therapy practice?  To reach our clients and students, we need focused training on cultural responsive music therapy practices. Through a combination of learning about the theories and exploring ourselves, we can begin to develop the needed skills to be culturally responsive and provide high quality services through creating strong relationships.

This intensive training will focus on the intersectional theories and privilege.  Learners will be immersed in both didactic learning, self-exploration, and arts-based experientials.  We will begin with introductions, ground rules, and setting intentions for the training.

The second section of the training will focus on bias, intersectionality, and privilege.  First, we will discuss privilege, exploring it through Morgan’s Diagram of Intersectionality and Peggy McIntosh’s lists of privilege.  Next, we will explore oppression through the Interlocking Systems of Oppression Theory.  The participants will explore these models through didactic learning, self-exploration, and expressive arts experiential.

The next section of the training will focus on understanding the impact of our biases on the therapeutic relationships we have with our clients and educational relationships with our students.

The final section of the training will explore how to be a culturally responsive music therapist.  The participants will discuss real life situations to explore strategies to work towards cultural responsiveness.  Time will be left for any final questions and an evaluation of the course.

Registration fee – $90.00

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Friday CMTE Details

Friday CMTE: Building Social Capital through Music Therapy
Learning Objectives

• Participants will be able to articulate definitions of social capital, New Public Service, and Community Music Therapy. (BCD 2.A.4.c.)
• Participants will identify appropriate levels of practice based on the Music therapy Pyramid Model for a variety of community music therapy experiences. (BCD 2.A.4.c.)
• Participants will identify potential benefits and risks of engaging in civic leadership as a community music therapist. (BCD IV.B.4.)
• Participants will engage in a Universal Music Therapy Experience that integrates community members in live music making. (BCD 2.A.4.c., BCD IV.B.4., BCD IV.B.20)

Course Schedule and Format
Building Social Capital through Music Therapy 7 credits
♣ 12:30pm Registration and Networking
♣ 1:00pm CMTE Begins: Introductions and overview of CMTE experience
♣ 1:30pm Experiencing Community Music Making
♣ 1:45pm Defining what is Community, Social Capital, New Public Service, and Community Music Therapy
♣ 2:20pm BREAK
♣ 2:30pm Connecting Music Therapy to Social Capital
♣ 3pm Levels of Practice in Music Therapy
♣ 3:50pm BREAK
♣ 4pm Civic Leadership and Ethical Implications in Community Music Therapy
♣ 4:40pm Takeaways and Preparations for Evening Event
♣ 5pm BREAK for dinner and travel
♣ 6:15pm Experiential: Community Music Therapy Open Mic Event
♣ 8pm Takeaways and Evaluation
♣ 8:30pm End Time

Format: Will include experientials, workshop, lecture, music making, discussion

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to participate in the course. This training is open to music therapists, music therapy students and individuals in the community interested in learning more about community music therapy. In order to receive CBMT credit, the participant must be a Board Certified Music Therapist.

Course Cost
$145 (includes dinner and admission for one to evening Open Mic and Karaoke Event)

About the Presenter
Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC, is the Founder and Executive Director of Roman Music Therapy Services, LLC, a vibrant music therapy agency in Massachusetts serving clients at all of life’s ages and stages. Meredith developed Sprouting Melodies®, a community early childhood music program which is deeply grounded in music therapy principles and strategies and has been training music therapists around the world in the model through her music therapy business, Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children. Meredith has presented across the country on her approach to community music therapy services and consults with organizations for program and business development in music therapy and in areas related to disability.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a participant should need to cancel, there will not be any refunds issued. Should Roman Music Therapy Services need to cancel due to severe weather or other extreme circumstances, participants will be notified and refunds will be issued at 100%.

Statement of Relationship
Building Social Capital through Music Therapy is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 7 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Provider, Roman Music Therapy Services, LLC, P-118, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Saturday CMTE Details

Learning Objectives
• Participants will identify three changes to their practice to enhance their cultural competence. (BCD IV.B.4)
• Participants will engage in discussions about cultural responsiveness with music therapists and community members. (BCD IV.B.8.)
• Participants will understand how their bias impacts the therapeutic relationships with their clients. (BCD I.C.4.)
• Participants will understand the importance of practicing within their level of training in regard to clients with different intersectional identities. (BDC IV.B.14.)

Prerequisites
This training is open to music therapists, music therapy and expressive arts students, and professionals and administrators involved in therapeutic work interested in learning more about culturally responsive care. In order to receive CBMT credit, the participant must be a Board Certified Music Therapist.

Course Schedule and Format
The Culturally Responsive Music Therapist (5 CMTE)
♣ 12:30pm Registration and Networking
♣ 12:45pm CMTE begins: Introductions and overview of the CMTE experience
♣ 1:10pm Why we should aspire to be culturally responsive music therapists
♣ 1:40pm Understanding Oppression and Privilege
♣ 2:30pm BREAK
♣ 2:45pm Oppression, the Collins model, Micro aggressions, and Minority Stress
♣ 4pm BREAK
♣ 4:15pm Bias and the Therapeutic Relationship
♣ 4:45pm The Culturally Responsive Music Therapist
♣ 5:15pm Evaluation
♣ 5:30pm CMTE Ends
Format: Will include experientials, workshop, lecture, music making, discussion

Course Cost: $90, 5 CMTE Credits

About the Presenters
Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC, is the Senior Clinical Supervisor at Roman Music Therapy Services. Her clinical and supervisory practice is centered on humanism. Additionally, she teaches at St, Mary-of-the-Woods College, Berklee College of Music, and Lesley University. Pursuing several lines of research, Annette has written on music therapy and pain, anxiety, technology, and cultural competence. She is co-editor of Cultural Intersections in Music Therapy: Music, Health, and the Person and a founding member of Team Rainbow. A long time feminist, social justice advocate, and dyke, Annette works within her communities for equality for all.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a participant should need to cancel, there will not be any refunds issued. Should Roman Music Therapy Services need to cancel due to severe weather or other extreme circumstances, participants will be notified and refunds will be issued at 100%.

Statement of Relationship
The Culturally Responsive Music Therapist is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Provider, Roman Music Therapy Services, LLC, P-118, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

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