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B. Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth
(Event: 2019 AMTA Conference - Innovate! Integrate! Motivate!)

Nov 20, 2019 08:00 am - Nov 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Learn to provide Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Labor Support Model of Care and use live and recorded music in prenatal, labor, birthing and post-partum stages. Assessment and documentation tools are included and business practices are also offered.


Wednesday 8:00 am- 9:00 pm

Thursday   8:00 am- 5:00 pm

8:00 – 12:00 noon
Group Introductions
Ice Breaker and Pre-Test
The Sound Birthing Process
Birth Philosophies and History
Birth Environments
Summary of MTACB Research
MTACB Foundations

10:00-10:20 Break

Functions of Music in Birthing
Sound Birthing Music Categories
Sound Birthing MTACB Video
Questions and discussion

12:00- 1:00  Lunch Break

1:00 – 4:30 pm
The Sound Birthing MTACB Model of Care
Documentation and Client Forms
The Role of the Music Therapist
Establishing Trust and Rapport
Working with the Primary Coach
Labor Assessment Skills
Music Choices During Labor
MTACB techniques in Labor
Communicating With Baby During Labor

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20-4:30 pm
Toning, Improvisation, and Live Music
Music Facilitates Pushing
The First Hour After Birth
Sound Birthing MTACB Video

4:30- 5:30 Dinner Break

5:30- 9:00 pm
MTACB Scenarios- Video recorded role play of birth, participants each have the opportunity to practice skills as the Music Therapist in a mock birthing experience

8:00 – 10:30 noon
Playback and Group Feedback on MTACB Scenarios Part 1

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20 – 12:00 noon
Playback and Group Feedback on MTACB Scenarios Part 2

12:00- 1:00  Lunch Break

The Post Partum Visit
Music and the Immediate Post Partum Period
Baby’s States of Awareness and Using Music

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Technology and Resources
Creating Sound Birthing Music Playlists for Labor and Birth

3:00-3:20 Break

3:20- 5:00 pm
Setting up your MTACB practice
PR and Networking
Legal and ethical considerations
Facilitated group networking
Final Q & A Session
Post test

Learning Objectives:

Educational Objectives of this Training Workshop
Upon completion of the workshop the participants will demonstrate knowledge and will be able to:

Identify the functions of music in labor and birth to decrease pain during labor and birthing (CBMT Board Certification Domain II A 2 af)

Learn documentation skills for the 6 steps of the Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Treatment Process. (CBMT Board Certification Domain IV B 1)
Identify difficult situations/presentations in labor and birthing and how music can support the patient through them. (CBMT Board Certification Domain I B 2)

Assess labor progress in a simulation and select appropriate music and support for a birthing woman. (CBMT Board Certification Domain I B 3)





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