Continuing Education for Board Certified Music Therapists

2019 NJAMT Workshop To Be Announced

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 (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

  • Ethics for the 21st Century Music Therapist
            Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC
  • 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.