CONCURRENT SESSION PRESENTATION VIDEOS
Individuals who have registered for the CAMT Online Conference will receive an email containing the passwords necessary to access these video presentations. If you would like to register for the conference click here.
There will be more videos released approximately every 2 weeks between May 25 and July 31.
Please don’t forget to evaluate the presentations at this link after each viewing.
RELEASE # 1 – MAY 25, 2020
The Cummings Centre: A Model for Music Therapy
Victoria McNeill, Mmus, MTA
Music Therapists are poised to offer key services to people as they age. Come and explore a range of valuable programs offered at the community level to support people as they age, and learn why music therapists are key professionals in this type work.
Technology – Making a positive contribution to MT Education, Research and Practice
John Lawrence, MMT, MTA
This presentation will discuss the incorporation of various technologies to enhance and facilitate MT education, research, and clinical practice. It will discuss ethical and practical concerns related to these technologies and provide opportunities to determine if one or more technologies should be incorporated in your own practice. This presentation will be of interest to MT educators, MT students, newly graduated and certified music therapists and those who already incorporate some facets of technology in their clinical practice.
Volunteers: Minefield or Rich Resource?
Annabelle Keevers, RMT
Is it possible for volunteers to enter a therapeutic space? This paper will show the way in which trained volunteers work with a music therapist in a groupwork setting with children who have developmental disabilities. A model will be presented and demonstrated by a series of videos.
RELEASE # 2 – June 8, 2020
Early childhood practicum training: The Music Together Approach Can Help
Andrew Knight, PhD, MT-BC,
The Music Together approach provides practicum students with examples of differentiated ways to approach music-making and song leading, including leading songs a capella. At Colorado State University, students report that having a session structure from which to work enables them to focus on the clinical goals more efficiently.
Music-Centered and Resource-Oriented Music Therapy for Adults with Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Elizabeth Mitchell, PhD, RP, MTA
This paper outlines the development of a music-centered psychotherapy group for adults receiving inpatient treatment for mood and anxiety disorders and presents the results from mixed-methods research regarding this group’s impact. Patients’ experiences of music therapy’s effect upon mood, anxiety, interpersonal connections, nonverbal expression, and musical resource development are explored.
Release # 3
Rhythm & Reflection – An integrated therapeutic approach.
Simon Faulkner, BSocSci
This hands-on workshop showcases a model combining fun & accessible rhythmic music with cognitive reflection to develop social and emotion awareness, reduce anxiety and improve regulation. This evidence-based approach details how rhythm impacts the human stress response, and strategies for engaging challenging population groups.
Collaborating for Change: A Music and Speech Therapy approach to building specific goals
Melanie McDonald, BMT, MTA and Cynthia Bakker, MSLP, S-LP (C)
Drawing upon both Music and Speech Therapy techniques and expertise, we will explore how to build specific goals for pediatric clientele to enhance program planning and create successful outcomes. We will examine how to break down broader goals into achievable targets to provide practical session planning.
The Technological Aspect of the Music Therapy Profession
Sylvain Larouche, MTA
In this video you will find some of the technological tools that the music therapist uses during his sessions or in preparation for his sessions with his clientele. These tools can be useful to both the client and the music therapist. The applications or programs presented are mostly free and will enrich your ways and means of working especially in this time of social distancing.
Release # 4 – Access information coming on July 6th
Arts Therapies and Trans and Non-Binary Youth
Charles-Antoine Thibeault, MMT, MTA and Kristina (KP) Parker, MAT
This presentation will review the basic concepts, literature and best practices for clinical work with trans and non-binary youth. The speakers will then share their clinical observations and a few tips derived from their respective practices.
Pathways Forward to Decolonizing Music Therapy
Sue Baines, PhD, MTA and Sherryl Sewepagaham, BMT, BEd
Participants will learn how to integrate the mandate of Truth and Reconciliation in music therapy practice. Through a reflective process, participants will acquire a deeper understanding of steps forward in the process of decolonizing our work. Participants will work together to develop strategies for individual and group pathways forward.
Creating a Trauma-Informed Music Therapy Practice
Meghan MacMillan, MMT, MTA
Creating a trauma-informed practice allows all music therapists to better meet their clients’ needs. Almost all of our clients will experience trauma of some kind during their life. Regardless of our area of practice, understanding reactions that stem from trauma can help us better assist our clients to reach their goals. We will explore what trauma is, how it may appear in our clients, and how best to support them at different stages of recovery. This presentation will provide an overview of Judith Herman’s Tri-Phasic model of trauma recovery, and how it can be applied within music therapy.