Music Therapy Toolbox: Assessments


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Assessments Toolbox:
Starting Point for Effective Music Therapy
By Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC
19 page workbook and detailed audio discussion
© 2014 ISBN 978-0-9815947-0-5
Option for earning 10 CMTE credits

The Assessments Toolbox: Starting Point for Effective Music Therapy explores the basic tenets of assessments, including the purpose, assessment tools and instruments, assessment procedures, interpreting and reporting assessment information, and implementing the assessment information in music therapy. The popular Assessments Toolbox includes a workbook and  links to an in-depth audio discussion for each chapter as well as step-by-step instructions for earning 10 CMTE credits approved by CBMT for just $6.00 per credit hour.

Chapter 1: What’s Involved? Overview of the assessment process.
Chapter 2: Purpose of Assessments. Discussion of the different purposes of assessments.
Chapter 3: Assessment Tools. Discussion of utilizing standardized or customized assessment tools. Checklist of elements and options for a customized assessment instrument.
Chapter 4: Assessment Procedures. Overview of procedures utilized to conduct assessments.
Chapter 5: Interpreting Information. Overview of factors to consider when interpreting background information and assessment observations.
Chapter 6: Reporting Results. Overview of factors to consider when reporting assessment results and recommendations. Sample format and checklist of components for a written assessment report.
Chapter 7: Taking the Next Step. Discussion of strategies for effectively implementing the results of an assessment.
Chapter 8: Instructions for earning optional CMTE credits

Learning Objectives for the Assessments Toolbox
1. To develop or improve the ability to select or create an assessment instrument for a specific client and specific clinical setting. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, A. Assessment 2 – 10).
2. To develop or sharpen skills in administering an assessment. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, A. Assessment 1 – 15).
3. To develop or polish skills at interpreting the assessment information and communicating the results in a helpful, efficient manner (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, B. Interpret Assessment Information and Communicate Results 1-5).
4. To develop or perfect skills at using assessment information effectively in treatment planning. (CBMT Scope of Practice 2010: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning C. Treatment Planning 1-4)

Statement of relationship to CBMT
The Assessments Toolbox is approved by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT) for 10 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 in Chapter 8 of the Assessments Toolbox workbook for complete details.


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