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CMTE L Advanced Training in Music Therapy & Dementia
(Event: 2017 AMTA Conference - A Mindful Approach to Music Therapy)

Nov 16, 2017 01:30 pm - Nov 16, 2017 04:30 pm
Session Type: CMTE Course
Track: .


This session engages board-certified music therapists in advanced training in music therapy and dementia, specifically, cognitive stimulation (attention, memory, language, and reality orientation), social interaction and active engagement, behavioral problems (agitation, aggression), music-facilitated stress and anxiety management, and techniques to engage families in the music therapy process.

Learner Objectives:

1. To relate aspects of neurological affections in the different phases of a dementia with their implications for the music therapy treatment of the patient with dementia (IV.A.2).

2. To review the latest findings in mechanisms affecting different forms of dementia, treatment options, and potential avenues for cure (I.B.3,4,6).

3. To learn to assess biopsychosocial, spiritual, and music therapy needs, and define therapeutic objectives for people in the different phases of dementia (I.B).

4. To relate scientific results of music therapy with dementia with their clinical applications (I.D.2,4; II.A.2).


Background of Dementia and Gerontology

10 minutes introduction

35 minutes presentation of material

5 minutes discussion

10 minutes break

Assessment and Setting Objectives

20 minutes presentation

10 minutes discussion


20 minutes demonstrations/experiential learning

10 minutes break

45 minutes demonstrations/experiential learning

15 minutes evaluation



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