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B. Artists in Healthcare: Building A Bigger Table
(Event: 2021 AMTA Conference)

Oct 14, 2021 10:00 am - Oct 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Music therapists are called to collaborate with other artists/musicians. How do we educate, advocate, and integrate music therapy and the arts in healthcare? How can we navigate challenging conversations and opposition to increase access and awareness? Get a behind-the-scenes overview of the role of the music therapist in establishing partnerships while building interdisciplinary relationships with facility and state using current replicable models and hands-on role play.

Presenter(s): Nicole O'Malley, MA, LPMT, MT-BC; Kimberly Sena Moore, PhD, MT-BC; Judy Simpson, MT-BC

3 CMTE-credit course

This course is eligible for one (1) LCAT CE Contact Hours for continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) in New York State. AMTA is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0055.e

Learning Objectives

Participants will apply provided examples to design interdisciplinary treatment programs encompassing supportive facility and state policy needs. (CBMT Domain II. D 3, 4, 9) 

Participants will discuss the role of population specific research in music therapy and related disciplines and program and policy development. (CBMT Domain V. A.2, 4)

Participants will analyze current federal and state policy and role play effective strategies to impact practice. (CBMT Domain V. B. 3, 4)


  • 5 minutes-Welcome and Introductions 
  • 45 minutes-Overview of the Positive Impact of Legislative and Policy Efforts 
  • 15 minutes-Break 
  • 25 minutes-Arts in Healthcare Community Partnership and Sample Policy Models Overview  
  • 25 minutes-Effective Collaboration Discussion
  • 15 min Break 
  • 25 minutes-Role Play 
  • 15 minutes-Q and A
  • 10 minutes-Evaluation 




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