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OAMT Conference: Evidence, Ethics, and Ethos Evidence, Ethics, and EthosJanuary 28th and 29th, 2012Marylhurst UniversityFeaturing a Keynote Address with Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT"Evidence-Based Music Therapy Practice: An Integral Understanding"Early Bird Registration Ends January 9, 2012On site registration will be an additional $10Sat: 8:30am-5:30pm (breakfast & lunch provided), Sun: 9:00-4:45pm (lunch provided)Saturday8:30am Registration & Morning Refreshments (Provided by OAMT)9:00am Welcome9:15am Opening Plenary Session: Evidence-Based Music Therapy Practice: An Integral Understanding (Brian Abrams, PhD, MT-BC, LPC, LCAT)10:05am Break10:15am Session 1: The Ethos of Being a Well-Informed Music Therapist (Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC)11:35 am Break11:45am Session 2a: The Power of Music to Communicate Presence and Facilitate Transcendence with Dying Persons (Jessica Shaller-Gerweck, MM, MT-BC) Session 2b: Music Therapy, At Risk Youth and The Adolescent Offender (Karla C. Hawley, MT-BC, M.Ed)1:05pm Networking Lunch 2:15pm Workshop: Ethical issues in Music Therapy: Part 1 (Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC & Alexis Barker, MT-BC) Student Session3:35pm Break3:45pm Session 3: Blogs, Vlogs, and Tweets: How to Build an Online Presence for Professional Success (Megan Resig, MS, MT-BC)5:05pm Closing Statements and Closing MusicSunday9:00am Opening9:10am Session 4: Climbing the Hill to State Recognition: Getting Ready for our Day in Salem! (Jodi Winnwalker, MS, MT-BC, LCSW)10:30am Break10:40am Session 5: Embody Your Role as Music Therapist Researcher: Become a Master Music Therapist (Christine Korb, MM, MT-BC)12:00 Business Lunch: OAMT Meeting1:30pm Session 6: Musica Humana: When Music Breaks the Sound Barrier in Music Therapy (Brian Abrams, PhD, MT-BC, LPC, LCAT)3:00pm Break3:10pm Workshop: Ethical Issues in Music Therapy: Part II (Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC & Alexis Barker, MT-BC) Student Session II4:30pm Closing Statements & Music: Review of accomplishments of past year (Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC, NMT & Jessica Shaller-Gerweck, MM, MT-BC) __________________________________________________________________________Abstract: Evidence, Ethics and Ethos brings together three pertinent topics in music therapy by nine presenters into one weekend mini-conference. ... Evidence will be explored in a number of ways: The wide range of perspectvives regarding the term "evidence-based" will be examined. Research as a lens for active music therapy will also contribute to this theme, as well as learning how to communicate effectively with politicians about our evidence-based profession. ... Ethics, a rich topic to stimulate critical thinking and responsibility, will be addressed in two active workshops designed to engage participants in small and large group discussions. Dilemmas suggested by the group, as well as hypothetical scenarios will be worked with, using the AMTA Code of Ethics as a guide. ... Ethos, the atmosphere of community, will be supported throughout the weekend through music making and networking opportunities, and also addressed directly through instruction on navigating the cyber community - the vast website of AMTA, and the use of social media to expand and define our community. ... Expanding even the definition of sound and music allows us to cap the weekend by bringing these three themes back together in a philosophical and ethical session entitled: Musica Humana.Learning Objective: Conference participants will demonstrate understanding of music therapy ethics, evidence-based practice, and community building within the field. These topics will cover a wide range of relevent CBMT Scope of Practice items, profiling the current knowledge and skills of music therapy practice.Prerequisites: No prerequisites required for this event.____________________________________________________________________Description of Presentations, Qualifications & Credentials: . _____________________________________________________________________Keynote: "Evidence-Based Music Therapy Practice: An Integral Understanding"The American Music Therapy Association has recently put into action a plan called its Research Strategic Priority, with one of its central purposes to advance the music therapy field through research promoting Evidence-Based Practice of music therapy. The extant literature on music therapy practice, theory, and research conveys a range of very different perspectives on what may count as the "evidence" upon which practice is based. There is therefore a need to conceptualize evidence-based music therapy practice in a multifaceted, yet coherent and balanced way. This keynote address will illustrate a framework based upon four distinct, epistemological perspectives on evidence-based music therapy practice that together represent an integral understanding, bridging behavioral, humanistic, and other paradigms of evidence.Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT, Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, has been a music therapist since 1995, with clinical experience involving a wide range of populations. Dr. Abrams completed undergraduate studies at Vassar College and SUNY New Paltz, and graduate studies at Temple University. Prior to his current position at Montclair State as Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Therapy, he served on the faculty at Utah State University (2001-2004) and Immaculata University (2004-2008). He has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as music therapy in cancer care, music psychotherapy, and humanistic dimensions of music therapy. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, such as Music Therapy Perspectives, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. His current interests include contributing to the development of the global, interdisciplinary area of Health Humanities. He has also recently helped to create a number of music therapy clinical programs, such as at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), including as President from 2007-2009. On a national level, from 2010 to Present, he has served on the AMTA Board of Directors as an elected representative from the AMTA Assembly of Delegates, and has been selected to serve as Speaker of the Assembly for the 2012-2013 term._________________________________________________________________________Session 1: "The Ethos of Being a Well-Informed Music Therapist" Description: AMTA has so many helpful documents to assist you with advocating, marketing, and evaluating your practice. Do you know how to find them? Are you aware of what is available? This presentation will assist you in knowing what is available, where to find it, and how to implement change if you see a need. This presentation will guide participants through the new AMTA website to locate helpful documents. Documents will include: Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Professional Competencies, Advanced Competencies, Self Assessment Guide, Member Directory, Survey Results, Fact Sheets, Letter from the US Department of Education, Music Professions Comparison document, and more. Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC, has a private practice, Milestone Music Therapy. She has served the field of music therapy in multiple regional and national roles for over 16 years. Currently, she is WRAMTA Vice President-elect, AMTA Assembly Delegate Alternate, and AMTA Student Affairs Advisory Board advisor from the Western Region._________________________________________________________________________Session 2a: "The Power of Music to Communicate Presence and Facilitate Transcendence with Dying Persons" will focus on the art and science of being with the dying and the moments of beauty and awe that can result. Guidance on how to 1) be aware of and develop one's own unique presence, 2) tune in with the essence of the client/patient and 3) create a soothing environmental presence will be offered. Methods of connecting with terminally ill patients who are cognitively impaired, resistant or guarded and those who are minimally responsive will be described. Case studies will illustrate lessons learned through being present and facilitating moments of transcendence through music therapy. Lessons learned from the dying that are discussed in this presentation include:We receive what we need before we leave There are moments of beauty and awe in the dying processThe essence of one's spirit can be honored despite the limits of end-stage diseaseThere are several windows of opportunity to release one's body in the dying process - recognizing and honoring the patient's power of choice Bridging the gap and vehicles of transcendenceGifts of forgiveness andRemain humble, open and self-reflectiveGroup music listening experiences will demonstrate the power of music to communicate presence and facilitate transcendence.Jessica Shaller Gerweck, MM, MT-BC, has worked in medical settings for 12yrs. She works for Willamette Valley Hospice and teaches at Marylhurst University. Jessica co-authored 2 chapters inAMTA's 2010 medical monograph. An international speaker, Jessica regularly provides workshops for music therapy students and professionals. Jessica serves on the OAMT board._________________________________________________________________________Session 2b: "Music Therapy, At Risk Youth and The Adolescent Offender" For reference and added value, current research on the development of the adolescent brain will provide the platform from which to understand these specialized populations of youth. Risk factors that contribute to anti-social, deviant and offending behaviors in the adolescent will be explored. Finally, the historical culture surrounding the adolescent offender, as defined by current treatment and legal authorities, will be brought to light. Traditional best practice theories as they relate to at risk and offending youths will be discussed in brief, as well as the potential for inclusion of music therapy as a supportive treatment modality. Finally, current music therapy research will be reviewed as it pertains to both typical and socio-emotional dysfunctional children and adolescents.With regard to ameliorating offending behaviors, there is little or no empirical research of the affect of music therapy. Anecdotal information and initial survey results will be revealed as a means to shed additional light on the subject.Karla C. Hawley, MT-BC, M. Ed. is the founder of RAP IT Music Therapy Services: Specializing in the families/intimate community circle of the adjudicated, at risk and street youth. Karla is currently interning at Child/Adult Intervention Services in pursuit of her Oregon Associate Sex Offender certification._________________________________________________________________________Workshop: "Ethical Issues in Music Therapy" Workshop participants will review the concept of ethics and the AMTA code of ethics. Participants will discuss, analyze, and problem-solve four ethical dilemmas. Participation will fulfill the CMTE ethics requirements as specified by CBMT for each recertification cycle for Board Certified Music Therapists.Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC, has been working as a private practice music therapist and teaching at Marylhurst since 2003. Emily presented at the 2009 WRAMTA conference on using Erickson's model of human development to assess and understand clients in a music therapy context. She was a 2009 recipient of Marylhurst's Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching Award. Emily is currently president of OAMT.Alexis Barker, MT-BC is the Clinical Training Director for Earthtones Music Therapy Services and owner of Crescendo Music Therapy Services, specializing in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from Western Kentucky University. Alexis is a currently Vice President of the Oregon Association of Music Therapists (OAMT)._________________________________________________________________________Session 3: "Blogs, Vlogs, and Tweets: How to Build an Online Presence for Professional Success" Social media is not just for socializing anymore! In today's economy, many creative arts professionals are turning to online resources to help them market their services and connect to professional resources. If done right, social media tools like blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, and twitter can help individuals grow their professional network and reach new clients. In this workshop, participants will learn about the importance of building a positive web presence, discuss techniques for using these tools professionally, and receive resources to help them get started with their online adventure!Megan Resig, MS, MT-BC is the co-founder and director of "Mundana Music Therapy Services", a private practice based out of Portland, Oregon. She also works as music therapist with the Children's Cancer Association, a national non-profit organization dedicated to serving seriously ill children and their families. _________________________________________________________________________Session 4: "Climbing the Hill to State Recognition: Getting Ready for our Day in Salem!" JOIN US for a lively and informative panel presentation about the latest developments of the OR State Recognition Operational Plan. LEARN about the important role YOU play and the steps you can take as we CLIMB the HILL to STATE RECOGNITION! GET READY to advocate for your MT-BC status and your client's access to services in the state of Oregon. Our 2012 OR Government Task Force is pleased to serve Oregon by actively participating in the AMTA/CBMT State Recognition Operational Plan. This plan helps to ensure that consumers have access to music therapy services by personnel who are trained, equipped, held to high standards of ethics and professional practice, and demonstrate competency through board certification and continuing education activity. We are working closely with AMTA and CBMT as we move forward with our CALL to ACTION and preparation for a 2012 Hill Day. We invite you to join in on this important and exciting journey. Oregon Government Task Force (Panel): Jodi Winnwalker, Chris Korb, MM, MT-BC, Ted Owen, MT-BC, Megan Resig, MS, MT-BC, Beth Rousseau, MA, MT-BC, Jessica Shaller Gerweck, MM, MT-BC, Kimberly Thompson, MT-BCJodi Winnwalker (LCSW, MT-BC, FAMI) is the founder and CEO of Earthtones Music Therapy Services, LLC, and has 30 years of experience providing music therapy programs in the Northwest. Jodi is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She has served as a full time faculty member at Marylhurst University (2001-2004) and is a guest lecturer for local universities. Jodi is active on local boards including Weaver's Tale Retreat Center Inc, the Creative Arts Association of Oregon, the Oregon Association for Music Therapy, and the Oregon Government Task Force. Jodi is the recipient of the 2007 Betty Isern Howery Award for professional excellence. She sings with the Daughters of Harriet and plays in ZIMBA!, a local all-woman marimba band. ________________________________________________________________________Session 5: "Embody your role as music therapist researcher: Become a Master Music Therapist" Active research is the domain common to both the full time music therapy clinician and the educator. Approaching clinical experiences through the lens of both the skilled therapist and the active researcher enriches understanding, insight and excitement for the therapeutic process. It can provide for on-going renewal of ones own creativity, while also rejuvenating enthusiasm for doing the work as a music therapist. Facilitated in a framework of friendly collaborative experiences, participants will emerge from this session with feelings of renewed zest for the creative soulful presence of being embodied as a master music therapist! Christine Korb, MM, MT-BC has presented at AMTA Regional and National Conferences, and the World Congress of Music Therapy. With 13 years of leadership in the educational arena, Chris looks forward to re-entering the music therapy community as consultant, clinician, composer, musician and continuing as Principal Investigator for the Soul Song Project.__________________________________________________________________________Session 6: "Musica Humana: When Music Breaks the Sound Barrier in Music Therapy" (Brain Abrams, PhD, MT-BC, LPC, LCAT) This workshop will explore a perspective on the music in music therapy, based upon the work of the Sixth Century philosopher, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius. Boëthius (1989) posited that music as it manifests in sound, which he termed musica instrumentalis, is but one expression of a more fundamental, primordial level of music comprising a core basis for humanity itself, known as musica humana.For Boëthius, the construct of musica humana was not a mere conceptual analogy or literary metaphor for musica instrumentalis-it signified something just as real, and in fact, far more pervasive and profound. Of particular interest is that music humana had specifically to do with the aesthetic harmony and integration of persons, which can be understood as a dimension human health that expresses itself across all domains (sensorimotor, communicative, affective, etc.). In the perspective proposed here, that dimension is defined as an aesthetic-temporal way of being.From this perspective of music beyond sound, the music in music therapy would represent a particular facet or domain of health, indigenous to the unique, disciplinary expertise of music therapy. Music would function as bothmeans (intervention) and end (goal), representing an understanding distinct from both the conventional use of music for non-musical goals and the music-centered participation in musical sound (or musicking) as goal. Essentially, being a music therapist would mean utilizing one's well-trained clinical-musical sensibilities to construe and work musically (i.e., aesthetically, in time) with one's clients, for purposes of human-musical development across all relevant health domains. While musical sound would remain highly significant in music therapy work, the material, concrete modality of musical sound itself would not be considered a necessary condition for a music therapist's disciplinary and professional role or identity (Pavlicevic, 2004).This paper will offer the theoretical background supporting the foregoing perspective (e.g., Aigen, 2005, 2009; Ansdell, 1995; Garred, 2006; Lee, 2003; Zuckerkandl, 1956), along with sample case illustrations and experiential exercises to demonstrate the applied value of the proposed perspective in specific areas of health and client need. Considerations about the impact of this perspective upon music therapy practice and training, as well as professional and ethical considerations about the significance of arts-centered standards for "evidence" of music therapy practice and their present and future socioeconomic legitimacy, will also be included._________________________________________________________________________Number of CMTE Credits Offered: 13Course Cost: OAMT Members: $75, Nonmembers: $105, MTAW Members: $75, OAMT Member Students: $30, Students: $40Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the OAMT Continuing Education Committee Rep. Angie Kopshy, 14726 Albers Way NE, Aurora, OR 97002: firstname.lastname@example.org. The due date of request will coincide with the regular registration deadline. A refund request received after that date will be reviewed and determined by the OAMT Continuing Education Committee Rep and the President. If a session is cancelled, and a replacement session is not available or acceptable, a full refund will be mailed to you.Statement of relationship to CBMT: Evidence, Ethics, and Ethos is approved by the Certificaion Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 13 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Credts awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The OAMT (Provider # P-074) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.
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