Learning and Developing via Relational Musical-Play Experiences in Music Therapy

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This blog post includes some immediate and brief thoughts regarding the clinical rationale of back-and-forth relational music making between client and therapist. In addition, it touches on the importance of  contextualizing music therapy experiences within a relationship-based framework, as well as emphasizing  the significance of affective-based interactions.

Several moths ago I presented to a group of parents, therapists, and educators. During the talk I displayed a clinical video excerpt illustrating a continuous flow of co-active and related music making between the therapist and client. During the interaction, the client, an autistic 8 year-old boy who displays difficulty in sustaining self-regulation and with challenges in the area of sustained engagement and interaction, sits in his chair and musically participates with the therapist via social referencing and non-verbal, but tonal, vocalizations. The therapist, improvising a short melodic phrase  (playing guitar and voice) pauses the music following the 3rd beat of the phrase. The client, referencing the therapist via a glance and a bewildered look on his face, follows the musical pause by glancing in the direction of the therapist on the 4th beat of the phrase. The therapist interprets the glance as a musical response and “turns the phrase around,”pausing after the 3rd beat. The client again references the therapist with a glance, but this time offers a smile accompanied by a tonal vocalization. The therapist alters the musical phrase by increasing tempo and articulating the melody vocally in a staccato manner. The client […]

35 CMTE Credits: Expand your Assessment Skills within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model

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Expand your Assessment Skills within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model. The last IMCAP-ND course of 2014 is being held at Radford University on October 24th & 25th. EARLY BIRD Registration ends on SEPTEMBER 15TH!

Are you interested in learning more about assessment & treatment while working within a  Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model? Here’s an opportunity to do so while earning 35 CMTE Credits! Click HERE for more information!

You will expand your knowledge on how to:

  • Create and assess musical experiences that target specific musical areas that deal with
    • A) Social-Emotional Skills
    • B) Cognitive and Perceptual Skills
    • C) Preferences, Efficiency, Arousal Levels
  • Observe, assess, and score target responses within the context of relational musical-play
  • Working in the method of Clinical Improvisation
  • Incorporate Dr. Bruscia’s clinical techniques
  • Create and write individualized goals and treatment plans
  • Communicate assessment findings to caregivers and healthcare professionals
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your musical tendencies and habitual responses as a music therapist

You will observe, play, music, interact, role play, and participate in practicing scoring and documenting actual music therapy session videos & case studies.

By registering for this course you will receive complimentry Developmental, Relationship-based Music Therapy course materials (as  well an opportunity for discounted supervision/coaching): 

  • Receive 50% off IMCAP-based reflective supervision for up to 5 supervision sessions following this course
  • A 10-pack of IMCAP-ND Rating Scale Booklets
  • IMCAP-ND Work Guide that includes:
  1. Musical resources for the music therapist
  2. Quality of Interaction rating chart
  3. Procedural work phase check list
  4. Clinical sample of IMCAP-ND rating scores (Scales I, II, & III)
  5. IMCAP-ND goal bank
  6. Clinical techniques guidelines (procedural phases and music domain areas)

The IMCAP-ND 2-day CMTE course with post-course assignments provides an opportunity to earn 35 CMTE Credits.

EARLY BIRD (thru September 15): $349

Regular Registration: $398

Click HERE to register!

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Registration is OPEN! IMCAP-ND CMTE Course Headed to New York and Radford, VA!

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8/1 & 8/2 at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

10/24 & 10/25, Radford University, VA

The IMCAP-ND Music Therapy Assessment training provided by John Carpente was an experience that opened my eyes to a new way of seeing and interacting with my clients musically, as well as giving an invaluable framework from which to communicate music therapy’s benefits for individuals with Neurological Disorders to administration, families, and staff. I find that I am relating to and understanding the needs of my clients on a much deeper level and that will greatly influence every facet of the therapeutic process with them in the future. This is an extremely valuable tool, and John presents it in such a way that is thorough, challenging, and creative! I highly recommend this training to any music therapy professional!”

Julie Schlosser, MT-BC

“The IMCAP-ND course was career changing!!!!!! After15 years of a successful music therapy career it opened my eyes to a very positive child-centered way to communicate and assess –following the lead of the child. Coming from a school that uses  DIR/Floortime in the early intervention program, the IMCAP-ND method is a logical and well thought out process that marries music therapy and floortime. The assessment is ready to use and with practice will become the staple assessment process that I use in schools. Fantastic course! In short, the IMCAP-ND course was mind blowing! 

-Amy Gardiner, MT-BC

 I’m thrilled to announce that the IMCAP-ND CMTE Training is continuing to travel through the Mid-Atlantic Region, […]

Auditing IMCAP-ND Course (reduced registration fee)

Hi all,

I have received several requests from music therapists who would like to audit the upcoming IMCAP-ND course in Maryland. Thus, if you would like to audit the IMCAP-ND course (and do not need the CMTE credits), you can do so at a reduced registration fee. To do so, please email info@DMHmusictherapy.com. For general information on the course outline and learning objective, CLICK HERE.

if you have any questions please feel free to post here.

Thanks!

John

 

 

March 18 – March 25th ONLY! — Spring 2014 Discount for IMCAP-ND Products!

imcap-ndHi all,

Developmental Music Health is kicking in Spring 2014 by offering a 15% DISCOUNT  for the next 7 days on all IMCAP-ND products. Beginning today, March 18th 2014, and through March 25th, we are offering a 15% discount on all  IMCAP-ND Clinical Manuals and IMCAP-ND Rating Scale purchases. This offer will ONLY last 7 days (ending March 25th).

To receive your 15% discount, simply click on the link below, choose the product that you would like to order, and then simply enter the promotional discount code: IMCAPDIR

To place your order and to find out more about the IMCAP-ND Manual, please click HERE. 

For international orders, please click HERE.

Also, if you are interested in learning more about how to applying and integrating the IMCAP-ND into your clinical practice, check out out our upcoming IMCAP-ND CMTE courses that will be offered in Maryland, New York, and Virginia! This exciting NEW 2-day course (with post-course assignments) provides music therapists with the opportunity to EARN 35 CMTE credits!

Musically,

John

Spring 2014 Discount for IMCAP-ND Products!

Hi all,

Developmental Music Health is kicking in Spring 2014 by offering a 15% DISCOUNT  for the next 7 days on all IMCAP-ND products. Beginning today, March 18th 2014, and through March 25th, we are offering a 15% discount on all  IMCAP-ND Clinical Manuals and IMCAP-ND Rating Scale purchases. This offer will ONLY last 7 days (ending March 25th).

To receive your 15% discount, simply click on the link below, choose the product that you would like to order, and then simply enter the promotional discount code: IMCAPDIR

To place your order and to find out more about the IMCAP-ND Manual, please click HERE. 

For international orders, please click HERE.

Also, if you are interested in learning more about how to applying and integrating the IMCAP-ND into your clinical practice, check out out our upcoming IMCAP-ND CMTE courses that will be offered in Maryland, New York, and Virginia! This exciting NEW 2-day course (with post-course assignments) provides music therapists with the opportunity to EARN 35 CMTE credits!

Musically,

John

IMCAP-ND CMTE Course on May 3 & 4th at Howard Community College

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I am excited to annouce a NEW IMCAP-ND CMTE Course being offered at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD on May 3rd and 4th. This 2-day course offers music therapists an opportunity to earn 35 CMTE credits while gaining an in-depth view on the practical and theoretical perspective on the IMCAP-ND. This includes musical and extra musical application, scoring techniques, data analysis, goal and report writing, and communicating results to families and professionals.

The IMCAP-ND adds to multidisciplinary, developmentally-driven ways to discern and strengthen human capacities. The ‘right brain’ is given voice in the IMCAP-ND and offers all pediatric disciplines a window into the full range of human drama.” 

-Gerard Costa, Ph.D. (Psychologist)

“… Dr. Carpente provides an invaluable resource for music therapists who provide services to people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.”

Elizabeth K. Schwartz, M.A., LCAT, MT-BC, (Music Therapist)

“This clinical manual will be an indispensable tool for all music therapists who believe in the power of affect to help clients relate and communicate through the experience of musical-play.”

Cecilia Breinbauer, M.D. (Physician)

 ***FOR COURSE DETAILS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE***

 

 

CMTE Course: IMCAP-ND Certificate Training (35 Credits)

cont EdDear Colleagues,
In collaboration with Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC (CBMT Approved Provider P-#0130), Developmental Music Health Services, LLC is offering the first IMCAP-ND Certification Training.  This training will take place Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22.  Combined with post-course assignments, this course offers 35 CMTE Credits.
Please view the full course information here: http://ctmusictherapy.com/wordpress/for-music-therapists/cmte-imcap-nd-certification-training/ and note that the earlybird registration deadline is 1/22/13 and that we have a limited number of seats available for this course.

Watertown, CT is situated in scenic Litchfield County, CT, less than a 2 hour drive from both New York City and Albany, NY. Additional travel information is also available on our site: http://ctmusictherapy.com/wordpress/for-music-therapists/travel-and-lodging-information/

For additional information call 203-394-3033 or email jen@ctmusictherapy.com with any questions.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS!

1) Website UPDATE- the Developmental Music Health website is working its way back to being functional again! (DMHmusictherapy.com will be hosting this blog) 

2) See us on Facebook– to see our weekly updates and happenings, please “friend” us on Facebook.

All the best,

John

Considering Musical Dimensions in Relationship-based Work: Overview of IMCAP-ND Presentation

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HI all,

Last Friday, on October 11th, nearly 200 participants attended the Rebecca Center’s SOLD OUT music therapy conference at Molloy’s Suffolk Center. It was an amazing day featuring a wonderful line-up of presenters, discussing IMCAP-ND (Music Therapy Assessment), Infant-Child Mental Health, Music-centeredness, treatment planning and goal writing, clinical practice of IMCAP-ND, and MT self-assessment. It was an honor for me to present along side Dr.Brian Abrams, Dr. Gerard Costa (Keynote), Jill Lucente,Gabriela Sofia Ortiz, and Dr. Suzanne Sorel.

Many of the participants who attended requested the powerpoints from the presenters. Thus, i will be posting each powerpoint on this blog as I recive them from each presenter (if approved)

All of that being said, I’m including my powerpoint presentation within this blog post. My presentation was entitled: “IMCAP-ND:  A Developmental Relationship-based Framework for Assessing Musical-Play Interactions.” The focus and purpose of the presentation was to simply provide an overview of the IMCAP-ND, creating a foundation for the presentations that would follow. The purpose was NOT  to provide a training on how to administer or apply the IMCAP-ND, rather, it was more about introducing the tool, providing participants with its purpose, function, foundations, as well as operationally defining some its key constructs.

Click HERE to view my powerpoint presentation on IMCAP-ND

For additional information regarding the IMCAP-ND Clinical Manual CLICK HERE.

Thanks for reading!

Best,

John

Presentation at Weill Cornell Ctr for Autism: Improvisational Music Therapy & Practice Research

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Last Monday I had an opportunity to lecture to the research, clinical, and medical team at Weill Cornell Ctr for Autism & Developing Brain on developmentally-based improvisational music therapy clinical practice and research. It was an honor to have the opportunity to share the IMCAP-ND assessment tool as well as the MT treatment & research going on at The Rebecca Ctr for Music Therapy with some of autism’s leading experts. In regards to IMCAP-ND, is was especially gratifying to receive nice feedback from  co-creators/developers of the ADOS, Dr. Catherine Lord and Dr. Somer Bishop. Following the presentation we had a nice discussion regarding our involvement in the international TIME-A ASD/MT research project as well as the the current testing of the IMCAP-ND that will be looked at in conjunction with ADOS outcomes.

if you’re interested, i’ll be posting more specifics of the presentation along with the  powerpoint on my blog.

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

On October 11th, along with 5 of my colleagues (Gerry Costa, Brian Abrams, Suzanne Sorel, Jill Lucente, and Gabriela Ortiz),  I will be presenting an introduction and overview of the IMCAP-ND .  For more information CLICK HERE . Also, on October 29th I will be presenting with Dr. Gerry Costa at the annual ICDL conference. For more information CLICK HERE. Finally, I will be presenting on the IMCAP-ND at the upcoming American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) conference in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23rd with my colleague, Dr. Stella Manne (Director Faculty Research at Molloy College). CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION .

Please note that all IMCAP-ND presentations are not formal training courses and are only intended to provide participants with an overview […]