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Banishment from the Early Childhood Music Therapy Network Facebook page

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I want to thank you for your supportive replies and private messages regarding the deletion of my posts and subsequent banishment from the Early Childhood Music Therapy Network Facebook page. Regardless of whether or not one agrees with the opinions that I have expressed there, it should be possible to engage […] …

Teaching Behaviors in Music Making? Learning and Developing in Relational Musicing

Hi all, 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 experineces within a relationship-based framework, as well as emphasizing  the significance of affective-based interactions. To read this post please visit […] …

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

Hi all, 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 […] …

IMCAP-ND News for 2014: New CMTE Training Course at Radford University!

Hi all, It’s been an exciting year for regarding the development of the IMCAP-ND. Currently the IMCAP-ND is undergoing inter-rater reliability pertaining to individual items, as well as scoring the rating scale as a whole. In addition, the IMCAP-ND is featured in the current  Music Therapy Perspectives in the form of a clinical article and book review. In […] …

The Times They are A Changin’: New Discoveries Leading to NEW Ways of Working with Children w/ASD

Hi all, The times that have guided treatment interventions for children with ASD are certainly changing.’ But why has it been so difficult for folks to embrace this change and incorporate these new findings and discoveries into their work? Do I dare say that politics and funding play a role? Or even dare say that […] …