New Online Self-Study CMTE Courses Launched

Make Therapy Musical (MTM) reflects the vision that music therapists possess a unique means of engagement—music itself—and that our responsive musical/therapeutic skills can be continually refined to support professional growth, treatment implementation and the meeting of therapeutic goals.

In that spirit, MTM is pleased to announce the launch of 2 CBMT-Approved Self-Study Courses on the uses of Composition in Music Therapy. 

The self-study course “Principles of Clinical Composition I: Creative Musical Strategies that Support Therapy Goals” will provide the participant with a clinical understanding of the goal-directed use of musical elements that can be incorporated in instrumental compositions, through 1) Instructor introduction, 2) Reading material, 3) Written musical examples and analysis and 4) Video excerpt with explanatory material.

The self-study course “Principles of Clinical Composition II: Crafting Instrumental Compositions for Music Therapy” will provide an opportunity for the participant to apply the ideas gained in the pre-requisite self-study course “Principles of Clinical Composition I: Creative Musical Strategies that Support Therapy Goals.” Video intro, readings, compositional guidelines, independent work and instructor feedback will culminate in the creation of a piece which is aesthetically pleasing and provides a musical arena in which to work on specific clinical goals and objectives with a client(s).