June CMTE

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Event Information

This workshop is designed for music therapists who want to begin incorporating, or to deepen their use of, clinical improvisation in their work. You will uncover your ability to incorporate improvisation at some level into your practice. You have the knowledge and ability to do this already, but perhaps you have not had the encouragement and guidance needed to begin. In this workshop, you will take part in safe experiential exercises, learn how to intentionally use the elements of music, explore the reasons for using improvisation, watch video examples of improvisation with individuals and groups of various ages and abilities, and will gain confidence in beginning to improvise clinically with the clients with whom you currently work.
Pianos/keyboards, some guitars, and percussion instruments are furnished. Feel free to bring your own guitar and/or primary instrument.


NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Presenter

Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist
Managing Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy

Learning Objectives:

1. Participant will learn 2 ways to use elements of music to achieve therapeutic goals.

2. Participant will display ability to play one church mode on the keyboard, and understand harmonic implications of that mode.

3. Participant will learn 2 reasons to use active listening, creativity, and flexibility in improvisational sessions.

Participant confidence and improvisational skill level will increase at least 1 scale point after completing the workshop.

Prerequisites:

Participants must hold the credential MT-BC, CMT, RMT, or ACMT.

Get the Registration Form Here (Word Document - 23KB)

CBMT Scope of Practice Areas:

    • To achieve therapeutic goals: a) apply the elements of music (e.g., tempo, pitch, timbre, melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, dynamics). (CBMT Scope of Practice II.A.5.a)
    • To apply a variety of scales, modes, and harmonic progressions. (CBMT Scope of Practice II.A.5.b)
    • To achieve therapeutic goals: e) employ active listening. g) use creativity and flexibility in meeting client’s changing needs. (CBMT Scope of Practice II.A.5.e. and g.)
    • To expand music skills. (CBMT Scope of Practice IV.A.6.)

CBMT Continuing Education:

6 CMTE credits

Schedule

9:00 - 10:30am
    Improvisation overview; building confidence; elements of music
10:30-10:40     Break
10:40-Noon     Introduce a mode; Video examples; go in pairs or triads to practice rooms
Noon-1:30pm     Lunch
1:30-3:00     The role of listening, creativity, flexibility; Workshop some clinical challenges
3:00-3:10     Break
3:10-4:00     Summary, questions, and wrap up

Format:

Discussion and experiential

Guest List

There will be no Guest List available for this event.