Cost: $125 - includes 3 CMTE credits. Current members may purchase at discount price of $75 - includes 3 CMTE credits.
The Disaster Response for Music Therapists e-course provides an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and the core elements of the PFA certification course adapted from the American Red Cross and the Medical Reserve Corps/US Homeland Security. Participants learn the specifics of these core elements and hear case examples of adaptive music therapy strategies, considering how they address components of PFA, particularly preparedness, response, and recovery. PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism: to reduce initial distress, and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning. It is for use by disaster responders including first responders, incident command systems, primary and emergency health care providers, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, disaster relief organizations, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps, and the Citizens Corps in diverse settings. Publish date: April 2016.
As of 2/21/18, This course is eligible for 3 LCAT CE Contact Hours for continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) in New York State (for those who purchase and complete the course after that date). 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.
Downloading the workbook:
Once you have purchased this item after logging into your AMTA online account, you will need to download the e-course workbook. Go My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products and click on the item to open it. Then save the workbook (a .pdf file) to your local computer. (Note: If you have trouble with the download in your particular browser, please try a different browser if you are able. Or, you may email the AMTA office and we will be happy to email the workbook to you.) The workbook will provide all instructions for taking the course. You will be able to re-download the workbook in your online account for a period of 12 months after the purchase date. To obtain CMTE credits after taking the course, follow instructions given in the downloadable workbook.
Note: The cost of each e-course purchase entitles one individual to participate in and complete the e-course for CMTE credit. If a course is being purchased for multiple individuals, it must be purchased separately for each participant. Please email the national office if you are purchasing a course for someone other than yourself so credit can be applied to that person's record.
- Learner Objective #1: The e-course participant will learn the core principles of Psychological First Aid, preparing them to work cooperative with other volunteers and professionals in the event of a disaster event. CBMT Board Certification Domains 2015: III. B. 8 Consult with music therapy and non-music therapy professionals, IV. A. 4. Engage in collaborative work with colleagues, and IV. B. 8. Maintain professional and effective working relationships with colleagues and community members.
- Learner Objective #2: The e-course participant will develop skills in Psychological First Aid which might be of use in the event of a disaster of any type in their practice, clinic, or community. CBMT Board Certification Domains 2015: IV. A. 1. Assess areas for professional growth and set goals, IV. A. 2. Review current research and literature in music therapy and related disciplines, and IV. A. 3. Participate in continuing education.
- Learner Objective #3: For the e-course participant to develop basic skills in Psychological First Aid, helping them prepare for disasters and preparing them for recognizing and responding to situations of potential danger to individuals in their work or community. CBMT Board Certification Domains 2015: III. B. 1. Recognize and respond to situations in which there are clear and present dangers to a client and/or others.