Principles of Clinical Composition I: Creative Musical Strategies That Support Therapy Goals (5 CMTE/LCAT CE Credits)

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Principles of Clinical Composition I: Creative Musical Strategies That Support Therapy Goals (5 CMTE/LCAT CE Credits)

145.00

This 5 CMTE/LCAT CE credit self-paced online course provides insight into how composition may be used in a clinical setting to improve patient outcomes, and allows participants space to reflect on how they might integrate music composition into their own practices. 

 

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Course Content

This course will provide you with an understanding of the goal-directed use of musical elements incorporated in instrumental compositions for music therapy. Sections include a brief video introduction, relevant readings from the music therapy literature, written musical examples and analyses, and a video excerpt with explanatory material. 

Throughout the course you'll be asked to submit your reflection on each course section which will be entered on the linked google doc. To complete the course, there is a final post-test writing assignment.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the clinical function of 2 elements of music discussed in this course. (II.A.5 a, c-f, h, n; IV.A.6.)
  • Articulate two specific musical strategies you can incorporate in an instrumental composition to develop attention and impulse control. (II.A.2.k, v, ad, av.)
  • Provide one example of how you might use creative flexibility in meeting a client’s changing responses during a pre-composed instrumental experience. (II.A.5. g, h, n, r, z.)
  • Describe 2 characteristics of a humanistic and flexible approach integrating instrumental compositions in sessions. (II.A.4.e, f.)

Course I Information

  • CMTE Credits: 5
  • LCAT CE Credits: 5
  • Course Instructor: Michele Schnur Ritholz, MA, LCAT, MT-BC
  • Time: 270 minutes
  • Date: Self-paced course (over 3 months)
  • Location: Online/Self-Study
  • Prerequisites: None

Evaluation:

The Instructor will evaluate your work using Pass/Fail as follows: “Pass” will require that the participant demonstrates comprehension of the material through well-written reflections and post-test. If the participant has difficulty completing the assignments, AP may follow up to offer help and ensure completion.