Continuing Education for Board Certified Music Therapists

2021 NJAMT Workshop


All sessions will take place on Zoom.  Registrants will receive the links via email with their registration confirmation. 

Session 1: Amanda MacRae PhD, MT-BC

Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (10 minute break included) (EST)

"The Current Status of Professional Supervision Among Music Therapists: A Presentation of Findings from A Recent Study". Attendees can expect to learn the basics of professional supervision including what it is and how music therapists can benefit from it. Amanda MacRae will share findings from a recent study addressing the current state of supervision among music therapists in the United States, including information on the current state of engagement in supervision in the United States, how many folx are engaging and their general demographics, how music therapists feel about the need for training and credentialing of supervisors, and the important qualities of music therapy supervisors. via zoom & recording

Dr. Amanda MacRae (she/her) is a mom, a wife, an analytical music therapist, an adjunct professor, a
researcher, a clinical supervisor and a life-long learner. Amanda completed her academic training at
Temple University and her analytical music therapy training under Benedikte Scheiby. Amanda has
worked clinically for almost 20 years with varied clinical groups and has supervised music therapy
practicum students and interns for over 15 years. Amanda's research interests include music therapists'
experiences with personal music therapy, and music therapy supervision.

Session 2: Amy Clarkson, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC, TEP

Thursday, November 4, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm (10 minute break included)  (EST)

"Developing The Role of Music Therapy Supervisor: Expanding Awareness, Perspective, and Possibilities" This workshop will be an opportunity to reflect together on the different aspects of the role of music therapy supervisor. We will consider how observations, questions and arts-based explorations that emerge within the process of supervision can support supervisees in expanding awareness and perspective in their clinical work. We will also look at ways that supervisors can help supervisees to move from a place of expanded awareness into deepened engagement with clients and enactment of new approaches to challenges they face in their work. via zoom & recording

Amy is a board certified music therapist and certified trainer, educator and practitioner of
psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy with over 25 years of clinical experience.
Within her private practice, Creative Flow Therapy Services, Amy provides psychodrama and music
therapy services, training and supervision. An area of clinical focus has been serving children,
youth and adults who have experienced trauma or who are moving through periods of significant
emotional challenge. Amy has also worked for many years with children and youth with
neurodevelopmental differences, including being a part of the transdisciplinary team at the Ben
Samuels Children’s Center and working with children within the Center for Autism and Early
Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University. As an adjunct faculty member and clinical
training associate in the Music Therapy Department at Montclair State, Amy teaches music therapy
courses and coordinates pre-internship clinical placements.
With a firmly held belief in the power of each person’s creativity as an available resource, Amy finds
it a privilege to supportively walk alongside those who are on the courageous journey of growth,
healing, and recovery. She is committed to working toward the dismantling of oppressive and
unjust systems and practices that negatively impact marginalized groups and is committed to better
understanding her own unconscious biases and the ways she has benefitted from and been
complicit within those same unjust systems. Amy has presented on a variety of music therapy and
psychodrama topics at local, regional and national conferences and has published articles and book
chapters on music therapy with child survivors of domestic violence and on a relational and
developmental approach to working with young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Session 3: Jasmine Edwards, MA, LCAT, MT-BC

Sunday, November 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (10 minute break included)  (EST)

“Cultural Humility in Music Therapy Supervision”. This presentation will focus on integration of tenets of cultural humility into clinical supervision. We will review application of compassionate confrontation and empathetic understanding and will examine the shift from a “safe space” to the collaborative structuring of safety. We will explore the use of a “race narrative” and will talk about opportunities for repair when rupture occurs. via zoom & recording

Jasmine Edwards (she/her/hers) is a creative arts therapy coordinator working as a music therapist within
a pediatric medical setting in New York City. Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Music in music therapy from
Florida State University, and a Master of Arts in music therapy from New York University. She has
experience working in private practice, outpatient, school-based, and medical settings, and is trained in
NICU-MT, First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath, Lullaby, and Austin Vocal Psychotherapy. Jasmine has a vested
interest in integrating the tenets of cultural humility into music therapy clinical practice and pedagogy.
She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Howard University, New York University, Nazareth
College, and Montclair State University.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• 1. Identify two ways in which music therapists can benefit from professional supervision (BCD
V. A.1. & V.A.1.)
• 2. Identify at least one important quality in a music therapy supervisor (BCD V.A.2. & V.A.3.)
• 3. Reflect upon and assess the different aspects of the role of music therapy supervisor (BCD
V.A.3, V.A.6. & V.B.21.)
• 4. Identify at least two ways in which supervisors can help supervisees expand awareness and
deepen engagement with clients (BCD V.A.1. & V.A.5)
• 5. Identify two tenets of cultural humility that should be integrated into clinical supervision
(BCD III.A.1.f. and V.B.11.)
• 6. Recognize two ethical concerns regarding the application of cultural humility in clinical or
professional supervision (IV.A.3., V.B.11 & V.B.12)

Prerequisites:  MT-BC, MT students & interns, members of NJAMT

Qualifications & Credentials:  MT-BC, MT students & interns, members of NJAMT

Number of CMTE's Offered: 6

Course Cost:

Free for NJAMT members who joined before March 15, 2020

$5.00 for students, includes membership through end of year

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

$50.00 for MT-BC non-members, reflects 2021 free membership through end of year

NOTE: Participants must attend all three sessions to earn attendance certificate. MT-BCs may claim segments of the course on their own, but acceptance by CBMT is not guaranteed. LCATs must attend all sessions to receive credit--partial credit cannot be conveyed.
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 cancelled by the presenter or by NJAMT, a full refund will be given to all prepaid registrants.
Statement of Relationship:
“Supervision 2021” 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. MAR-AMTA, #CAT-0021, is approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an acceptable provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for licensed creative arts therapists.
“Supervision 2021” provides [6] contact hours for LCATs.

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
  • Awareness and Expansion of Music Therapy Supervision Amanda MacCrae, 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.