Continuing Education for Board Certified Music Therapists

2023 Fall Seminar
"Reimagining Music Therapy for Autistic Individuals: Neurodiversity Affirming Practice"

This workshop will be held virtually over Zoom in three sessions
Session #1: October 20th, 7-9PM EST
Session #2: October 30th, 7-9PM EST
Session #3: November 4th, 3-5PM EST
A recording will be made available after the conclusion of all three sessions for anyone registered for the workshop. More information, including registration, session titles, and presenters, will be made available in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you for this informative series!

We had a terrific 2022 seminar! Check out our wonderful presenters and sessions from last year:

All sessions will take place on Zoom. The course will be a total of six hours divided into three 2-hour sessions. Registrants will receive the links via email before the event.

Number of CMTE's Offered: 6 (2 covering ethics credits) 

Course Cost:

Free for NJAMT members who joined before March 15th, 2022 (donations are welcome!)

$5.00 for students, includes membership through end of 2022

$50.00 for professional members who joined NJAMT after March 15th, includes membership through end of 2022

Non-member price has been reduced to $50 (originally $80) to reflect our free membership for 2022!

* If you need to pay by check, please email for registration information.

NOTE: Participants must attend all three sessions to earn an attendance certificate. MT-BCs may claim segments of the course on their own, but acceptance by CBMT is not guaranteed.

Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase. Cancellation/refund policy: A refund will be given for cancellations requested 7 days prior to the event. No refund will be given after this date or for no-shows. If the workshop is canceled by the presenter or by NJAMT, a full refund will be given to all prepaid registrants. Statement of Relationship: "Radical Practice: Music Therapy in Institutional Settings" is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 6 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The MAR-AMTA P#065 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Zoom Links: Zoom links for all three sessions will be sent in your registration confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to NJAMT immediately to avoid missing any of the sessions. Links will not be resent the day of sessions. While these links are not individual, please keep in mind that they should only be used for registered persons. All participants will be checked in from the zoom waiting room based on the name you register with, please make sure your Zoom name matches your registration name. Zoom sessions can be individually requested and made available asynchronously if you are unable to attend live. Please email to request access. Sessions will be available three weeks after the seminar and will be available for viewing for 30 days.

Our Mission for Quality Continuing Education

Board certified music therapists (MT-BC) are required to demonstrate continued competence to practice by regularly engaging in professional development (Qualifications to Practice). To learn more about the recertification process click here for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).

As part of its mission, New Jersey Association for Music Therapy (NJAMT) provides continuing education workshops that are:

  • CBMT approved typically for 3-6 continuing music therapy credits (CMTEs)
  • Free to NJAMT members who join by March 15 (non-members participate for a fee)
  • Opportunities to network and share concerns/ideas with other music therapists

Secondary benefits for participants are:

  • Opportunities to visit facilities in New Jersey that offer music therapy services or to host a workshop showcasing a facility
  • Opportunities to meet NJAMT officers and participate in the annual membership meeting held in conjunction with workshops
Past NJAMT Workshops and Presenters
  • "The Current Status of Professional Supervision Amongst Music Therapists: A Presentation of Findings From A Recent Study" - Amanda MacRae, PhD, MT-BC
  • "Developing the Role of Music Therapy Supervisor: Expanding Awareness, Perspective, and Possibilities" - Amy Clarkson, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC, TEP
  • "Cultural Humility in Music Therapy Supervision" - Jasmine Edwards, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
  • "Awareness and Expansion of Music Therapy Supervision" - Amanda MacRae, PhD, MT-BC, Amy Clarkson, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC, TEP and Jasmine Edwards, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
  • "Embracing Change: Music Therapists Processing" - John Mondanaro, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, CCLS, Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC and Debbie Bates, PhD, MT-BC
  • "Beyond Lyric Analyses and Song Listening: Using Songs Within a Trauma-Informed Framework" -
    Maya Benattar MA, MT-BC, LCAT
  • "Ethical Considerations in Self-Care for Music Therapists: From Principles to Practice" -
    Angela Guerriero, M.Ed., MA, MM, MT-BC and Gregory Perkins, MT-BC
  • "The Healing Power of Vocal Psychotherapy" -
    Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT
  • "Conscious Drumming: Drumming from the Heart" -
    Jim Borling, MM, MT-BC, FAMI
  • "New Jersey Music Therapy Legislative Hill Day" -
    Melissa Santiago, MS, MT-BC, CCLS
  • "Advocacy Skills for Today's Music Therapist [Minimal Fee]" -
    Melissa Santiago, MS, MT-BC, CCLS and Paula Unsal, MM, MA, MT-BC
    Second Location: Beth Walls, MT-BC
  • "Implications and Applications of Hip Hop Culture in Music Therapy" -
    Michael Viega, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI
  • "Strategies for Coping with Secondary Stress in Creative Arts Therapies" -
    Kelly Meashey, MMT, MT-BC, FAMI, LCAT
  • "Using the Creative Arts Therapies in Wellness and Recovery" -
    Bill Burns-Lynch, MA, CPRP
  • "Supervision for Survival" -
    Janice Dvorkin, PsyD, MT-BC
  • "It's Complicated: Exploring the Many Aspects of Countertransference" -
    Roia Rafieyan, MA, MT-BC and Mark Bottos, MCAT, DMT
  • "Clinical Improvisation" -
    Alan Turry, DA, MT-BC, LCAT
  • "Orchestrating a Sound Music Therapy Practice" -
    Kathy Murphy, PhD, MT-BC and Michael Mulligan, Esq.