Strategies for Group Music Therapy
by Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC
and Dellinda Henry, MEd, MT-BC
29-page workbook & audio discussion for each unit
© 2014 ISBN 978-0-9617272-6-0
Optional 20 CMTE credits $120.00
In Harmony: Strategies for Group Music Therapy is a professional self-study course that challenges music therapists to raise the bar in their clinical practice by enhancing their skill in facilitating music therapy groups. Experienced music therapy clinicians share a wealth of ideas, including proven music applications, therapeutic strategies and interventions, group management tips, and efficient planning strategies. Guidelines and strategies can be adapted to groups of different sizes in a variety of clinical settings. This popular course from Music Works Publications includes a workbook and in-depth audio discussion as well as the option for earning 20 CMTE credits approved by CBMT for just $6.00 per credit hour.
Introduction: Making the case for music in group therapy
Unit 1: It Really Works! Principles of group music therapy
Unit 2: Where Do I Begin? Efficient and effective planning
Unit 3: Ready? Set? Go! Facilitating group music therapy sessions
Unit 4: Is Anyone Listening? Crowd control techniques
Unit 5: Help! Managing the paper chase
Unit 6: CMTE information
Learning Objectives for In Harmony:
Unit 1: Participant will utilize basic group music therapy principles for developing effective initial and ongoing treatment strategies for groups. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, C. Treatment Planning)
Unit 2: Participant will structure treatment that integrates the objectives of individuals into the overall group treatment plan. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, C. Treatment Planning)
Unit 3: Participant will develop and implement music therapy experiences to help individual participants achieve therapeutic goals while participating in group therapy. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: II. Treatment Implementation and Termination, A. Implementation, B. Safety)
Unit 4: Participant will develop and implement strategies that set the occasion for individuals in group music therapy sessions to maintain appropriate behavior. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: II. Treatment Implementation and Termination, A. Implementation, B. Safety)
Unit 5: Participant will develop and use documentation forms and methods that effectively and efficiently document group music therapy sessions. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: III. Ongoing Documentation and Evaluation of Therapy, A. Documentation)
Statement of relationship to CBMT:
In Harmony is approved by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT) for 20 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits (CMTE). Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Music Works Publications, S-001, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. See the CMTE Information page for details.
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