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

 

 

1 WEEK left for Early bird Registration for IMCAP Course, Columbia MD

IMCAP CMTE PROMO -MD-May 3_4Hi all,

1 week remaining for EARLY BIRD Registration for IMCAP-ND CMTE Course at Howard Community College (Ends on April 15th!)

Are you interested in learning more about 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 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
  • 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 musician and music therapist

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
  • A 10-pack of IMCAP-ND Rating Scale Booklets
  • IMCAP-ND Work Guide that includes:
  • Musical resources for the music therapist
  • Quality of Interaction rating chart
  • Procedural work phase check list
  • Clinical sample of IMCAP-ND rating scores (Scales I, II, & III)
  • IMCAP-ND goal bank
  • 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. This course will be held at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD on May 2nd and 3rd.

Click HERE to register!

Musically,

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

Paul Nordoff’s Thoughts on the Diminished 7 Chord

Paul NordoffHi all,

Paul Nordoff believed that the diminished 7th is one of the most important chords in music (Nordoff & Robbins, 1998). The diminished 7th brings with it so many harmonic possibilities. Therefore it is a tremendous asset for the music therapist to have at finger tips when engaging clients in musical experiences. . This post will discuss two functions of the  diminished 7th chord: 1) as a passing chord and 2) as a pivot or modulating chord (functioning as a Dominant 7th chord).

Diminished 7th as a Chromatic Passing Chord

Using the Dim 7th as a passing chord can help guide a melody, creating a bridge to the subsequent chord. This bridge can create tension, setting up the resolution for the following chord. This structure between tension and resolution is what helps the music move, breathe, fluctuate, anticipate, and provide meaning for what is about to happen. Depending how long you sustain the tension and delay resolution can alter “musical-time” and provides the clinician with a way to alter the future based on the client’s interaction. Here’s a simple example of the Dim 7th being used as a passing chord:

Diminished 7th chord being used as a passing chord

Exercise examples:

  • IM–>   I#°7  IIm7- V7à  I
  • IM–> I#°7à IIm7-  II#°7- I-  V7-  I
  • IM–> I#°7  IIm7-  II#°7- IIIm6- IV°7-  V7-  I

Functioning as a V7 Substitution

The diminished seventh chord is often used in place of a dominant 7th chord. In the key of C Major the V chord, G dominant 7th (which is made up the notes G,B,D,F) can be replaced with a G# diminished seventh chord (G#, B, D, F). In order to create chromatic movement, you can play a B diminished […]

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

UnknownHi all,

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***

 

 

Is Music a Domain of its Own?

Jc at AIMTHi all,
Over the weekend I presented to students and therapists at Indiana Purdue University. Part of the discussion revolved around music being a domain of its own. This is a topic that my colleague, Dr Brian Abrams and I, chat about quite often. (As a matter of fact, Dr. Abrams will be discussing this at his upcoming talk at St. Mary of the Woods this coming weekend). Would you agree that when a client is engaged in a musical experience, with his/her therapist, that it is the experience of playing music that crosses into all conventional domain areas (e.g., social, emotional, physical, cognitive, etc.)? If we agree that this is true, then why is it that on most music therapy assessments is music either a) stated as a separate area?, b) not listed as a domain area?, or c) not listed at all (except to write the client’s musical preferences). If the experience of making music does in fact cross into all other conventional domain areas, should music simply BE the domain that the Music Therapist is assessing and working with? It would be great to hear from others regarding this subject.

Best,

John

YOU CAN ALSO JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON THE FACEBOOK: IMCAP-ND (MUSIC THERAPY ASSESSMENT)

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

From Emotion to Comprehension: Implications for Music Therapy?

IMG_0686Hi all, after a recent discussion with colleagues regarding the the lens in which we, as therapists, assess and work with client’s specifically in the areas of affect or emotion and cognition, several questions emerged that I like to ask the good folks who follow and read this blog. I would love to hear what others think.

So, here goes::

1) is it possible for the music therapists to assess emotion or affect through a cognitive lens?

2) Is it possible to assess affect or emotion without context of an emotional experience?

3) Is it possible to assess cognition without considering emotional or effective processes? (in other words, can cognition be assessed as an isolated domain area?)

4) If any of the above are answered with “yes,” does that imply that emotion can be “taught”‘ through cognitive processes ( such as teaching a child the emotion of anger through a song that includes the theme of anger, or via a photo of an angry face).

5) Can emotion be assessed and fostered or “learned” via relational experiences that embody emotion or affect (in other words, “learning affect or emotion, through and in actual experiences)? Thoughts?


In thinking about I began to think about a terrific chapter written by Dr. Stanley Greenspan , The Affect Diathesis Hypothesis.  The chapter is taken from the ground breaking book: The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, & Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern HumansAlthough Greenspan contextualizes that particular chapter within autism spectrum disorders, he is basing his theory on typical child development.

Thanks for reading, folks!

Best,

John

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

DIR-MT MalletsHI all,

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 […]