When East Meets West: Advocating Music Therapy in a New Territory

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Relocating music therapy practice can be both exciting and nerve wrecking. Do you have what you need to successfully establish your practice? This presentation will help you identify the core elements of beginning your new music therapy journey in the new territory, including advocating the profession accurately and effectively, understanding the potential market and foreseeing possible challenges. Presenters will share personal experience on establishing their own practice throughout the relocating process. Participants are encouraged to share their own experience as well.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify at least two areas for professional growth and at least one professional goal (CBMT Scope of Practice: IV.A.1.)
  2. Participants will identify at least two ways to establish and/or expand their practice (CBMT Scope of Practice: IV.B.3, 13)

About the Presenters:
Angel Leung is a board-certified music therapist (USA), an accredited music therapist (Canada) and a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT). Angel is a frequent speaker in various conferences about her expertise in international music therapy issues. She was the clinical supervisor at Western Michigan University, and currently works with various populations and settings in Hong Kong.

Pan Ho is a board-certified music therapist (U.S.) and an accredited music therapist (Canada). He currently practices music therapy in Hong Kong and was the Training Coordinator at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts, a not-for-profit organization that provides creative arts therapy, in Chicago, Illinois. He works with various populations and settings.