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I. Peer Conversations: Ethical Dilemmas in Music Therapy
(Event: 2021 AMTA Conference)

Oct 15, 2021 1:00 pm - Oct 15, 2021 6:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Explore music therapy ethics through the lens of peer relations and essential conversations. Review the 2019 AMTA Code of Ethics and how it applies to situations that arise between colleagues. Explore topics including dual relationships, therapeutic boundaries, collegial business relations, and daily ethical challenges which may impact the public view of music therapy.

Presenter(s): Janice Schreibman, MM, MT-BC; Barbara Bastable, MA, MT-BC; Carol Shultis, PhD, MT-BC; Kevin Hahn,  MM, MT-BC; Jennifer DeBedout, MM, MT-BC; Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC; Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC; Cheryl Stephenson, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC; Kim Robertson, MBA, MT-BC; Beth Ann Kimura, MT-BC

5 CMTE-credit course.  5 credit may be used toward CBMT's ethics requirement.

Learning Objectives

#1: Participants will verbalize how the COE applies to collaborative work with colleagues. (CBMT Domain V. A. 4) Learning Objective
#2: Participants will verbalize at least 1 example of how the COE applies to music therapy practice. (CBMT Domain V. B. 2) Learning Objective
#3: Participants will verbalize 2 examples of elements that support effective working relationships with colleagues and community members. (CBMT Domain V. B. 9) 


  • 15-minutes introduction
  • 30-minutes CODE review and
  • 30-minutes ethical decision making- exploring models
  • 35-minutes current ethical issues in music therapy reviewed
  • 15-minutes break
  • 60-minutes case study discussion
  • 30-minutes lunch/meal
  • 60-minutes participant chosen topics
  • 20-minutes final discussion wrap-up and questions



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