Music Therapy

Professional development opportunities for music therapists, as well as those in related fields, are offered through workshops, courses and conferences scheduled throughout the year.

Professional Development Offerings (click on the links below for further information):

Music Therapy Conference

Save the Date!
"Developmental Interventions for Autism: Evidence-Based Research"
Friday, May 1, 2015; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ‚óŹ Hays Theatre, Wilbur Arts Center, Rockville Centre campus

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College will be hosting a one-day conference, "Developmental Interventions for Autism: Evidence-Based Research" on Friday, May 1, 2015; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  This unique conference will be co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Council for Development & Learning (ICDL). The purpose of the conference is to highlight developmental interventions and their place in the world of evidence-based research the day will consist of various disciplines at Molloy College (music therapy, psychology, mental health counseling, speech and language pathology, etc.) discussing their research (in progress or planned). Research will include outcome studies, a systematic review of the literature, reliability and validity of a newly design assessment instruments.

The keynote speaker will be: Devin Casenhiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee. Dr. Casenhiser's research explores functional (i.e., communicative) and cognitive factors that affect language learning in neurotypical and autistic populations. He has published research investigating the effects of homonymy on lexical acquisition, how the distribution of lexical input affects children's ability to learn grammatical constructions, and together with colleagues in Canada, Dr. Casenhiser has developed and tested a social-interaction based intervention designed to improve the social-communication abilities of children diagnose with autism spectrum disorders.

Details on the conference will be available in January, 2015. The most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the conference webpage. We will also mail and email out the conference information if you are on our mailing list.  Join our mailing list online  or contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone: 516.323.3554.

Nordoff-Robbins

For a description of the program, click on the following link: Nordoff-Robbins music therapy training program. For an application to the program, click on the following link: Nordoff-Robbins entry application.

Summer CMTE Program

JAFSP- Molloy Summer CMTE Program in Jamaica.  For information on the program, click here.

For further information on upcoming programs and/or to be placed on our mailing list, please call 516.323.3554 or email: lcino@molloy.edu.

Master of Science Degree in Music Therapy

Molloy College is proud to offer a Master of Science degree in music therapy. It is the first and only music therapy graduate program on Long Island and is designed to prepare students for advanced clinical practice in music therapy and music psychotherapy, supported by studies in research, ethics and diverse models of practice.

Molloy's program is intended for professional music therapists, as well as musicians with degrees in related fields who are interested in using the unique power of music to promote health and well-being in the lives of children and adults with special needs. Completing this degree fulfills the educational requirements for a New York State license in creative arts therapy.

For information on the pre-requisite course, An Overview of Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, click here.

To schedule an audition appointment and for further information, contact Coleen Petersen either by email at cpetersen@molloy.edu, or by phone 516.323.3320.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

516.323.3550

conted@molloy.edu