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3 Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Crafting Measurable and Meaningful Music-Centered Goals in Music Therapy Practice

Clinical goals are the building blocks of the treatment plan and guide the music therapy process. Goals are designed to be specific, realistic, meaningful, measurable and tailored to meet the needs of the client. Generally, in music therapy practice, clinical goals tend to focus primarily on conventional domain areas health such as motor, cognition, emotional, speech and so on. This course will focus on understanding music as its own domain of health and will introduce music therapists to the philosophy, context and rationale for crafting operationally defined, measurable and meaningful music-centered goals.

Dates:5-6 Jun and 13 Jun 2023 (Mon-Tue and Tue)
Time:8:30am - 11:30am (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: John A. Carpente
John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, is a Professor of music therapy at Molloy University, founder & executive director of the Rebecca Center for Music Therapy, owner of Developmental Music Health Services and founding director of the Center for Autism and Child Development at Molloy University. He is the Founding music therapist and creator of the DIRFloortime-based music therapy clinical and training program at the Rebecca School in New York City.

Dr. Carpente has over 20 years of clinical, research and supervisory experience working in a variety of clinical settings serving children, adolescents, and adults with a range neurodevelopmental and emotional challenges. He received his Bachelor of science degree from Molloy University and Master of Arts degree at the Steinhart School of Education at New York University. He completed his Ph.D. from Temple University where he received several research and clinical practice awards for innovation and contributions to the field of music therapy.
Course Outline

Day 1 (3 hours)

  • Welcome & Overview of Course
  • Affect-based theory overview
  • Locating as a music therapist to create a clinical context
  • A music-centered paradigm (relational context)
  • Music-centered thinking within the context of musical: engagement, relatedness & communication
  • Music as a domain area of health

Day 2 (3 hours)

  • Conventional domain areas of health: where does music fit in?
  • Crossing into conventional domain areas of health
  • The identity of the music therapist within the interdisciplinary team
  • Rationale for music-centered goals in everyday living

Day 2 (3 hours)

  • Systematic approach to crafting measurable music-centered goals
  • Operationally defining clinical targets
  • Workshop goal writing
  • Orally disseminating clinical information to non-music therapy professionals and families
  • Q & A
  • Wrap-up
Course Objectives
  1. To impart the theory and philosophy, context in which music centered goals can be viewed as health, 2
  2. To explain clinical rationale for music-centered goals and how music interaction is used as an expression of health,
  3. To introduce the systematic process of crafting measurable music-centered clinical goals a
  4. To disseminate the clinical goals and rationale to non-music therapists (i.e., other disciplines, school administrators, clients, parents, caregivers, etc.
  5. Participants will have an opportunity to craft sample clinical
Who Can Benefit?

Music therapy professionals and students

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) /pax
28 Feb 2023 480
Normal Till Full 530