Music Therapy Conference

Fall 2015 Conference

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College Presents:
International Perspectives on Improvisational Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Research and Practice
Friday, October 30, 2015; 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Madison Theatre, Public Square, Rockville Centre campus

This conference will feature leading music therapists from around world discussing research, clinical practice when working with autistic individuals. 

Topical areas will include:
- Improvisational music therapy around the globe: Common characteristics and cultural diversity
- Parents' experience: How does music therapy help my child?
- Effects of music therapy: Preliminary findings from the international TIME-A study
- Discussion: The future of music therapy for children with autism

Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during four (4) concurrent sessions. Participants will be asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend since seating will be limited in most of the sessions. 

AGENDA
(Please click on the topic for a session description and click on the speaker's name for their bios)


8:30-9:00 a.m.        Registration and Continental Breakfast (Breakfast Provided by Molloy College)

9:00-9:15 a.m.        Welcoming Remarks 

John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, Associate Professor, Dir., The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy & Center for ASD and Child Development
Suzanne Sorel, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, Chairperson, Music Dept., Associate Dean, Dir., Graduate Music Therapy
Valerie Collins, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty

9:15-10:45 a.m.      Keynote Presentation 

Contemporary Social Movements in the Autism Community: Implications for Music Therapy Research
Kenneth Aigen, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT (USA)

10:45-11:45 a.m.    Plenary Session

Trial of Improvisational Music Therapy's Effectiveness for Autism (TIME-A): What have we learned from 278 children in 9 countries?
Christian Gold, Ph.D. (Norway)

11:45-12:00              Break

12:00-12:45 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions: 1  (Please click on the topic for a session description and click on the speaker's name for their bios; please select one of the three sessions when registering)

1A) Standardizing a flexible and individualized complex intervention: Improvisational music therapy for children with ASD across countries
Monika Geretsegger, Ph.D. (Austria)

 1B) It's time for music again!' Exploring the impact of high intensity music therapy with children aged 4-7 taking part in the TIME-A Randomized Control Trial
Pavlina Papadopoulou, Music Therapist (UK)

 1C) The understanding and execution of a randomized controlled trial of music therapy and ASD in Brazil: Considerations about perceptions
 Gustavo Gattino, Ph.D. (Brazil)  

12:45-1:45 p.m.     Lunch (provided by Molloy College) 

1:45-2:30 p.m.       Concurrent Sessions: 2 (Please click on the topic for a session description and click on the speaker's name for their bios; please select one of the three sessions when registering)

 2A) Staying thinking: holding onto the role of clinician when delivering music therapy as part of a Randomized Control Trial
 Grace Watts, Music Therapy (UK)

  2B) On therapeutic intention: Improvisational music therapy for children with ASD.
  Jinah Kim, Ph.D. (Korea)

  2C) "Don't Jump on My Life!": Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Utilizing the Bass Guitar with a Boy with Emotional  and Neurodevelopmental Challenges
  Matthew Brady, MT-BC (USA)  

2:40-3:25 p.m.       Concurrent Sessions: 3 (Please click on the topic for a session description and click on the speaker's name for their bios; please select one of the three sessions when registering)

  3A) The Benefits of Using Video Feedback in Parent Counseling Sessions in Music Therapy Work with Children with ASD.
  Laura Brueker, Music Therapist (UK)  

  3B) Essences of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy with Children on The Autism Spectrum
  Suzanne Sorel, D.A., LCAT, MT-BC (USA)  

  3C) Are we together in this? Moments of meaningful interactions in Music Therapy
  Alexandra Georgaki, Music Therapist (UK) 

3:25-3:40 p.m.       Break

3:40-4:25 p.m.       Concurrent Sessions: 4 (Please click on the topic for a session description and click on the speaker's name for their bios; please select one of the three sessions when registering)

  4A) Music Therapy Microanalysis of parent-infant interaction in the first year of life of infant with autism.
  Filippo Muratori, MD & Ferdinando Suvini, MA, MT (Italy)  

  4B) Working with the Ending in Mind: Short-term Music Therapy Interventions
  Belinda Lydon, Music Therapist (UK) 

4:30-4:45 p.m.       Wrap-up & overview 

4:45-5:00 p.m.       Post course evaluation & distribution of certificates

Concurrent Sessions
Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during four (4) concurrent sessions. Participants will be asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend since seating will be limited in most of the sessions. 

Continuing Education Credit
Music Therapy: CMTE
Molloy College is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 6 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Molloy College maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Molloy College, CBMT pre-approved provider #P-102.

Registration
Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during four (4) concurrent sessions. Participants will be asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend since seating will be limited in most of the sessions. 

Online registration is available by clicking here. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Phone-in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550  with your MasterCard or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until September 30: $40
Regular Registration, October 1-23: $50
Late Registration, October 24-29: $60
October 30: $70
Molloy Students, Faculty and Staff (provide copy of student ID, must register by September 30): No Charge
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID, must register by September 30): $15
Molloy Alumni: 10% discount

Registration is limited. In-person registration the day of the conference is on a space available basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Online registration is available by clicking here. Phone-in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550  with your MasterCard or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here.

Refund Policy:
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us by October 23. Refunds will not be granted after October 23: however, substitutions can be made until the day of the conference at no charge.

Location
The conference will be given in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square Building on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY, 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Brochure
Please click here to download the conference brochure. However, 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.

About the Rebecca Center
The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College provides individualized music therapy programming for children and adolescents with Neurodevelopmental challenges. Consistent with the DIR/Floortime Model, The Rebecca Center facilitates social-emotional development through interactive musical-play.

Questions regarding conference content or speakers?
Contact John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT - Conference Chair
Email: jcarpente@molloy.edu; Phone: 516.323.3325

Questions regarding registration?
Contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services
Email: cthomas@molloy.edu
Phone: 516.323.3554