NEUROLOGIC MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING INSTITUTE
Thirty-Fifth International Training Institute
January 30 – February 2, 2014
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University/University Center for the Arts
The International Training Program of the Academy is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurologic Rehabilitation (WFNR), by the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (EFNS) and the International Society for Clinical Neuromusicology (CNM). Training is also approved by the U.S. Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) as advanced provider for Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Credits award by CBMT are accepted by the U.S. National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Neurologic Music Therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. Neurologic Music Therapy is research-based. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions. Populations served by Neurologic Music Therapists include, but are not limited to: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other neurological diseases affecting cognition, movement, and communication (e.g., MS, Muscular Dystrophy, etc). The 4-day, 30-hour workshop will provide therapists with advanced clinical training and scientific knowledge in the field of NMT.
Upon successful completion of this course and a written test, a certificate of completion in advanced Neurologic Music Therapy training will be issued by the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. Completion of the NMT training allows the board-certified music therapist to practice and use the credential of Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) for three years. This training is open to students and professionals outside of the field of music therapy, however, completion of the NMT training does NOT allow one to practice outside their professional licensure-training certification. There are no required prerequisites to take this training. Completion of the training in its entirety is expected to gain the NMT credential and certificate
Upon completion of this course, participants, will:
1) Be able to demonstrate a basic definition and introductory knowledge about neurologic music therapy (NMT), including the taxonomy of techniques used in NMT;
2) Demonstrate an increased knowledge of current research supporting NMT techniques;
3) Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Transformational Design Model; a model to assist in treatment selection based on functional goals;
4) Identify current clinical assessments that can be used by NMT’s for treatment evaluation
5) Be able to answer basic neuroanatomy and pathology questions related to a variety of neurologic disorders.
Training will begin at 8 am on Thursday morning and end by noon on Sunday. Please make sure that your travel arrangements allow you adequate time to get to/from the airport (a 1 ½-2 hour trip), as completion of the training in its entirety is expected to gain the NMT credential and certificate.
The following links will provide you with more information about registering for the training, useful hotel and transportation information, and a training schedule for the weekend:
*The 30-hour Institute will provide the board-certified music therapist with 36 CMTE credits that can be applied towards recertification. Your certificate of completion can be submitted as proof of your attendance and participation.
*November 21-24, 2013 - Yoshikawa Rehabilitation Hospitals Tokyo
For more details, contact:
Dr. Michael H. Thaut
Michael H Thaut received his masters and PhD in music from Michigan State University with a minor in movement science. He also studied at the Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg/Austria and holds a German Diplom in Psychology and Education. At Colorado State University he is a Professor of Music and a Professor of Neuroscience and served as Administrative Director of the School of the Arts from 2001 to 2010. He has been the Director of the Center for Biomedical Research in Music since 1994. He was a Visiting Professor of Music at the Mozarteum in 1985, and a Visiting Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor in 1993. He has also been a Visiting Scientist in Neurology at Duesseldorf University Medical School 1995-2001, a Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences in 2002. He holds a Visiting Professorship of Music at Kurashiki Sakuyo University/Japan since 2005. Since 2010, he holds the position of Chancelor of the SRH-University System Germany, an alliance of 6 private colleges, and also served as Interim President of the SRH University of Health Sciences in Gera.
Dr. Thaut’s internationally recognized research focuses on brain function in music, especially temporal information processing in the brain related to rhythmicity and biomedical applications of music to neurologic rehabilitation of cognitive and motor function. He received the National Research Award in 1993 and the National Service Award in 2001 from the American Music Therapy Association. He has over 130 scientific publications and has authored and coauthored 4 books. His works have appeared in German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish language. Popular TV media and numerous print media have featured his research nationally and internationally. He is an elected member and the treasurer of the World Academy of Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology, a member of the management committee of the World Federation of Neurologic Rehabilitation, and serves as Vice President of the International Society for Music and Medicine. He was elected in 2007 as President of the International Society for Clinical Neuromusicology.
As a former professional violinist in the classic and folk genre he has recorded several LPs/CDs of chamber and folk music in the US and Germany and has toured in Europe extensively. He is also the author of a landmark anthology of European and North American folk fiddle music. In 1995 his group ‘Folk Chamber Ensemble ‘ played 3 invited concerts at the Northwest German Summer Music Festival entitled ‘Folk Meets Classic’. He continues to perform in small chamber and folk ensembles as time permits.
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*The International Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 36 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). CBMT maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria, contact us.
Completion of this course does not ensure that the participant is currently a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).
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certification status at www.cbmt.org.