Upcoming Events

A Day of Continuing Ed


Title: Professional Development as an Ethical Obligation


Walker Hall 251


Throughout this interactive session participants will examine how overtly addressing ethical practice promotes professional development and effective Music Therapy practice. Numerous case studies will be used to highlight and reinforce key concepts such as dual roles, boundary issues, informed consent, technology, assessment, treatment planning and disclosure. In addition the 2019 AMTA code of ethics will be explored to better understanding how the updated code will benefit everyday practice.


At the end of the session participants will:

  1. Have an understanding of ethical concepts such as dual roles, boundary issues, confidentiality, and inappropriate use of technology.

  2. Be able to apply key ethical concepts and principles to professional case studies.

  3. Knowledge of the key aspects of the 2019 AMTA code of ethics.


8:00-9:00 Coffee & Registration

9:00-10:30 Introduction to Ethical Issues and Decision Making-Dr. Kiener 

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Ethical Decision Making in Music Therapy - Dr. Briggs 

11:45-12 Wrap-up & Post test


PRICE: $20 for students/members and $25 for non-members

Crafting Captivating Songs: A Songwriting Workshop for Early-Childhood MTs

3 CMTEs 

Buder Commons


What makes a clinical song successful? How can music captivate and hold the attention of a child while increasing their engagement in music therapy? The way that we craft songs (using musical cues, song form, cadences, rhythm, lyrics, humor, movement, etc.) have an incredible impact on their effectiveness. 


Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC, award-winning songwriter and the creator of www.musicforkiddos.com, ready to spark your creativity, provide encouragement, and share her very best tips and tricks in a supportive, low-pressure workshop environment. Leave refreshed, re-energized, and ready to bring dozens of new ideas back to your clients.


12:45-1:00 Registration

1:00-2:15 The elements of a successful song

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Guided songwriting/ lyric writing workshop

3:45-4:00 Post test/evaluation


PRICE: $35 for students/members and $40 for non-members

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