“I’m here to help”: Ethical Considerations for Music Therapists Serving Across Cultures

An OCMT Symposium – December 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time

As music therapy becomes more well-known in all areas of the world, music therapists have opportunities to travel to places far from their homes to provide services to people in different cultures. This course will evaluate the ethical considerations that music therapists must complete when planning to move into music therapy service. Based on the 12 Steps of Ethical Decision Making by Cheryl Dileo, the presentation will include examples of real-life examples where the role of therapist is not clearly defined. Topics include defining the role of the therapist, cost benefit analysis, sustainable development, capacity building, and advocacy for persons served as well as for music therapy as a profession.

Presenter Bios:

Kelli Maddock, MMT, MT-BC completed three years in the Peace Corps serving in Fiji. Her experience within the Peace Corps offers a unique perspective to helping and music therapy service.

Mary Jane Landaker, MME, MT-BC is passionate about understanding the ethics surrounding issues present in the lives of music therapists. She is actively contemplating service to others in the future.

The Online Conference for Music Therapy, Inc. (OCMT) provides virtual meetings through which music therapists from around the world can learn and interact.

Continuing Education Credits: 3

Approvals: This course has been approved for 3 CMTEs.

Continuing Education credits in other countries will be determined and issued on a case-by-case basis.

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Learning Objectives:

Complete an evaluation of the role of music therapy within the overall therapeutic program considering multicultural and ethical parameters. I.D.4
Demonstrate awareness of impact of interactions with the client in an authentic, ethical, and culturally competent manner that respects privacy, dignity, and human rights through completion of ethical thought process decision tree. IV.B.4
Demonstrate awareness of music therapy professional presence and development through a global perspective by relating the processes and experiences of other therapists to one’s own professional practice. CBMT IV.A

Prerequisites: Participants must register and submit payment 48 hours prior to the short event.

Course Schedule and Format: (Times may vary due to presenter availability and significant changes will be announced to all participants through the platform, email, and dedicated social media sites.)

Number of CMTEs Offered: 3

Course Cost: $10.00 USD for live presentation; $15.00 USD for access to recording. (This charge is in addition to the cost for attending the live presentation. Participants may choose to access the live presentation, or the recorded presentation, or both for a fee of $25.00 USD).

Group Rates are available upon request. Group rates allow for one computer IP access with multiple viewers.

Scholarships are also available with demonstration of need. Contact the OCMT Board of Directors for information on scholarships.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Participants may cancel at any time prior to one week before the short event and receive a full refund. Refunds will only be offered until one week prior to the short event as participants will receive information on how to access the online platform at that time. No refunds will be offered after December 1, 2018.

Statement of Relationship: “I’m here to help”: Ethical Considerations for Music Therapists Serving Across Cultures is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits. The Online Conference for Music Therapy, Inc. (#P-146) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Continuing Music Therapy Education Information

The Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT) is a virtual meeting platform through which music therapists from around the world can learn and interact. A course evaluation will be made available via a dedicated electronic platform, and time will be allotted at the end of the short event for participants to complete the evaluation.

This short event will be recorded for access in the future. Participants will still complete the course evaluation if they desire CMTEs.

Certificates of completion will be delivered electronically once the required course evaluation has been collected. Attendance and completion of presentation viewing may be subject to verification through the OCMT user platform. The conference software generates a list of users who have accessed recorded information and who attended the synchronous presentation. The completion of the course evaluation will offer additional proof of attendance as information on how to access the evaluation will be made available during each presentation.