IMCAP-ND CMTE CERTIFICATION COURSE

2-Day CMTE Course with Post-Course Assignments

35 CMTE Credits

WHERE: HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044. 

WHEN: Day 1: May 3rd 8:30-6:00 & Day 2: May 4th 9am-6:00 

“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) 

“The IMCAP-ND is a paradigm shift and revolutionary force, and will surely transform the very landscape of music therapy assessment. Without question, it will find its way into the modus operandi of music therapy professionals worldwide who work with people living with neurodevelopmental disorders…”

-Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, (Music Therapist)

“… 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)

 Description: The IMCAP-ND is developmental relationship-based framework that focuses on how clients perceive, interpret, and create music with the therapist as the first step in formulating clinical goals and strategies. In addition, the IMCAP-ND provides the therapist with a method for observing, listening, and rating musical: 1) social-emotional responses, 2) cognition/perception, and preferences, perceptual efficiency, and self-regulation.

To administer the IMCAP-ND, the therapist clinically improvises music to create relational opportunities for the client in play. Consistent with the DIR/Floortime Model and relationship-based music-centered work, the IMCAP-ND is composed of three components: 1) three developmentally-based quantitative scales, 2) guiding principles for conducting the in-session assessment, and 3) templates to formulate goals and treatment plans.

This course will provide participants with practical knowledge of administering, scoring, and interpreting IMCAP-ND evaluations. In addition, participants will learn how to formulate and write of clinical goals, treatment plans, and evaluation reports. Furthermore, an overview of the application of musical and extra-musical protocols and procedures will be discussed. Didactic and experiential learning will be used throughout the course. Clinical video excerpts will be used to illustrate concepts and procedures. In addition to the 18 CMTE credits of in-person course learning time, the course will include 17 credits of post-course assignments.  Assignments provide participants with the opportunity to practice while integrating IMCAP-ND into their own clinical work. Assignments also provide participants with the opportunities to develop a greater understanding of interpreting and analyzing scores, formulating goals, treatment planning, and writing comprehensive reports.

PREREQUISITES– Registrants must be Board Certified Music Therapists or music therapy students interested in developing an understanding of the IMCAP-ND. Students, however, will not receive CMTE credits or IMCAP-ND certification. Prior to the course, all registrants are required to familiarize themselves with the IMCAP-ND Manual.  Click here for more information on the IMCAP-ND Manual.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1) Participant will demonstrate knowledge of the basic premise of IMCAP-ND assessment (CBMT Scope of Practice: I. A.1,3 a,b,c; I. A. 5)

2) Participant will learn constructs and operational definitions of the Musical Emotional Assessment Rating Scale (MEARS) (CBMT Scope of Practice: I. A. 4b; 4e; 14, 15)

3) Participant will learn constructs and operational definitions of Musical Cognitive/Perception Rating Scale (CBMT Scope of Practice: I. A. 4b; 4e; 14; 15)

4) Participant will learn constructs and operational definitions of Musical Responsiveness Scale (MRS) (CBMT Scope of Practice: I. A. 4b; 4e; 14; 15)

5) Participant will demonstrate the ability to score an each of the three IMCAP-ND rating Scales (CBMT Scope of Practice: I. A. 12; 14; 15)

6) Participant will demonstrate the ability to write an IMCAP-ND evaluation and report (CBMT Scope of Practice: I. A. 12; 14; 15)

7) Participant will develop  understanding of creating developmental & relational improvisaitonal experiences (CBMT Scope of Practice: II. A. 2a,2b,3b, 3c,4d, 5a, 5b, 5e-j, 5z, 5aa)

INSTRUCTOR

John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, Assistant Professor of Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, founder and executive director of The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy, founding clinical director of the Center for Autism and Child Development at Molloy College, is the owner of Developmental Music Health Services, LLC. He is also the founding music therapist and creator of the DIR®/Floortime™-based music therapy clinical and training program at the Rebecca School in New York City where he participated in weekly supervision and case conferences with Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, co-creator of the DIR®/Floortime™. Dr. Carpente is certified as an “Advanced Expert DIR®/Floortime™ Practitioner” and obtained his level 2 Nordoff-Robbins certification at New York University. He is also an instructor/clinical supervisor for the post-graduate Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy advanced certification training at Molloy College.

COURSE SCHEDULE AND FORMAT

DAY 1: 8:30-8:55 REGISTRATION

9:00-11:00: OVERVIEW OF IMCAP-ND

  • Foundations & origins
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Scales I, II, & III

11:00-11:10 BREAK

 11:10-12:15: OUTLINE OF MT SESSIONS

  • Assessment protocols; clinical techniques
  • Procedural considerations
  • Musical  & extra-musical considerations
  • Levels or support and prompt
  • Respecting the client’s nervous system
  • Understanding Individual-Differneces and how the manifest musically

12:15-1:15 LUNCH 

1:15-3:15: PROCEDURAL PHASES

  • Musical resources and clinical techniques for facilitation (Experiential)
  • Following the client’s lead: What is it and why we do it
  • 2-way purposeful music making: Musical interventions and facilitation
  • Affect synchrony and roust musical-play interactions

3:15-3:25 BREAK 2

3:25-4:30: TARGETING MUSICAL RESPONSES

  • Applying clinical techniques according to musical targets
  • Clinical-Musical protocols & procedures based on musical targets

4:30-4:40 BREAK 3

4:40-6:00: QUALITY OF MUSICAL-PLAY

  • Range of musical-play interactions
  • Identifying intentionality
  • Musical-relational vs. stimulus-response 

 DAY 2: 8:30-8:55 NETWORKING

 9:00-11:00: VALUE OF RATING SCORES

  • Frequency rating scale: Observing and scoring process
  • Support rating scale
  • Inidicating media

11:00-11:10 BREAK 1

 11:10-12-15: RATING SCALES & SCORING

  • Practice scoring Scales I, II, III  (video review)
  • Discussion, analysis & interpretation of scores (video review)

 12:15-1:15 LUNCH

1:15-3:00: OBSERVE, LISTEN, PLAN & PLAY

  • Creating musical opportunities for specific musical targets (Experiential)
  • Self-assessment of the music therapist & exploring musical tendencies

3:00-3:10 BREAK 2

3:10-4:30: Scoring & data analysis

  • The practice of integrating IMCAP-ND’s 3 rating scales while scoring
  • Practice scoring
  • Reliability testing

4:30-4:40 BREAK 3

4:40-6:00: WRITING & COMMUNICATING

  • Forming and crafting clinical goals & treatment plans based on IMCAP-ND rating scores
  • Communicating IMCAP-ND data to families & professionals

PART 2: POST-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Assignments are due 45 days following the course. CMTE certificates will be awarded upon completion and receipt of assignments.

 NOTE: 35 CMTE credit course Certificates and IMCAP-ND certificates will be awarded upon completion of this course and of receipt of your materials as outlined above.

REGISTRATION 

NOTE:

  • Ask us about about the  “Auditing Registration Fee” for clinicians who do need the CMTE credits
  • Ask us about our group discount rates for employers
  • Ask us about our scholarship opportunities for music therapists who may need financial support

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Complimentary materials & supervision discounts for all participants:

  • 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)

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TIME LINE FOR COMPLETING POST COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

You have 45 days after the live course date to complete and return your assignments. Assignments can be sent via email to info@DMHmusictherapy.com

 RECEIVING YOUR CMTE CERTIFICATE

Participants will receive their CMTE certificate within 4-6 weeks from the time that we receive your post-course assignment and course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed to participants in a PDF format

 REFUND POLICY

Course fees will be reimbursed, less $80, through April 18, 2014. No refunds will be given after April 18th, 2014 or for no-shows. If the workshop is cancelled by the presenter or by Developmental Music Health Services, a full refund will be given to all prepaid registrants.

 WEATHER POLICY

Should the course be cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled at a later date. Participants will be given the option of attending or receiving a full (100%) reimbursement. Developmental Music Health Services, LLC does not take any responsibility for travel-related costs or losses due to inclement weather, therefore please consider travel insurance when making airline reservations.

The Individual Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevlopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND) Clinical Certification Training is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 35 Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Developmental Music Health, LLC # p-138 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

Individuals who participate in a CMTE course by Developmental Music Health Services, LLC has the right to file a grievance. If you would like to file a grievance, please email the Approved Provider at info@DMHmusictherapy.com. The Approved Provider will then take action to address the grievance. Actions may include clarification, individual tutoring, or refund. The participant has a right to appeal decisions made by the Approved Provider regarding the grievance. In order to file an appeal, please email the Approved Provider at info@DMHmusictherapy.com within 30 days of the CMTE course. The Approved Provider will acknowledge receipt of the grievance appeal and will then consult with the Continuing Education Committee at CBMT to problem solve a resolution for the grievance.The CMTE participant has a right to have an unresolved grievance addressed by CBMT’s Continuing Education Committee.

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To pay by check, please make checks payable to:

Developmental Music Health Services

PO Box 1711

North Baldwin, NY11510