Cost: $125 - includes 3 CMTE credits. Current members may purchase at discount price of $75 - includes 3 CMTE credits. Current Student and Grad Student members may purchase at discount price of $50. NOTE: To receive the Student/Grad member price, make sure to log in with your email address and password first, then select the appropriate item next to "Merchandise Rates" before adding to your shopping cart.
The "Music Therapy and Military Populations" AMTA E-course is based on a 2014 status report titled, "Music Therapy and Military Populations: A Status Report and Recommendations on Music Therapy Treatment, Programs, Research, and Practice Policy" presented by the American Music Therapy Association in 2014. It is a briefing report for military leadership, military support personnel, federal government officials, representatives of arts and other related organizations, music therapy professionals, and non-profit policy makers. The information provides the groundwork to improve access to music therapy services among military populations and to inform strategic plans for expanded and prioritized implementation of music therapy programs, research, and practice policy in the military. This AMTA E-course allows board certified music therapists an opportunity to earn 3 CMTE credits approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists by reading the briefing paper and submitting writing assignments with the required CMTE Evaluation form. This landmark report discusses the profession of music therapy with a focus on both active duty service members and veterans; and explores music therapy profession’s rich, enduring contributions to readiness, rehabilitation, recovery, and wellness among America’s military populations. The briefing report presents exemplary model programs and highlights the strong foundation of published research and evidence to inform practice. Recommendations contained in the paper span research, policy, and program development. Fascinating and important research in music therapy interventions on topics affecting today’s service members and their families is active and growing among various related populations. It is critically important for this research to be tested, replicated and conducted with service members and veterans. Recommendations in the area of practice policy include a call for an updated review of federal job classifications that enable board certified music therapists to provide music therapy interventions.
Publish date: August 2014
Participants will read the entire briefing report and learn details about current music therapy treatment, programs, and practice policy with military populations. (CBMT 2010 Scope of Practice IV.A.2.)
Through reviewing the relevant collaborative research and music therapy research with military populations included in the briefing report, participants will identify three needs of service members which indicate the need for interventions that restore function. (CBMT 2010 Scope of Practice IV.A.2.)
Participants will articulate two goals and objectives which integrate current treatment planning competency with specific information from the briefing report about model music therapy programs for military personnel, their families, service members in transition, and veterans. (CBMT 2010 Scope of Practice I.C.2.)
Participants read the workbook and whitepaper their leisure. If they choose to earn 3 CMTE credits from AMTA, a CBMT Approved Provider, participants simply need to submit a CMTE Evaluation after completing the course and assignments per the instructions in the workbook. A certificate of completion will be emailed to you within 60 days. Course price includes the fee for 3 CMTE credits for music therapy professionals. AMTA is a pre-approved provider (#P-051) with CBMT and maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.
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 and includes the full briefing report to read. 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.