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):


The following 3 conferences have been approved for Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits as well as for NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT) credits. Molloy College maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Sound Birthing MusicTM

Introduction to Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Workshop (3 CMTEs/LCATs)
Friday, March 31, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  ● Larini Room, Public Square, Rockville Centre campus
Presenter:  Mary DiCamillo, EdD, MT-BC

This 3-hour workshop is an introduction to the Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Model. An in-depth study of music for labor and birth, research, and best practices as well as positions, relaxation techniques, and other comfort measures paired with music are presented.  Participants will learn foundations of the MTACB process, the protocol for creating Sound Birthing MusicTM playlists for labor and birth, and learn ways to use live music in pregnancy, labor, birthing and the immediate post-partum. Open to music therapists, students, and other health professionals.  (3 CMTEs/LCATs available)

Further information can be found by clicking here: To be placed on our mailing list, please call 516-323-3554 or email:

9th Annual Palliative Care Conference (6 CMTEs/LCATs)
Friday, June 9, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  ● Madison Theater, Rockville Centre campus

Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its 9th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Madison Theater at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus. The agenda for the day will include a Keynote Session and a series of topics offered during three concurrent sessions. Breakfast and lunch are included. The main objective of this year's conference is for the participants to enhance their ability to provide professional, competent, empathetic care to patients and their families.  

The Eighth Annual Palliative Care Conference is approved for 6 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Molloy College maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. The conference is also approved for NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT) for 6 credits.

Registration, along with further details, is available on the conference webpage at:  For further information or to be placed on our mailing list, please call 516-323-3554 or email:

Analytical Music Therapy- Past, Present, and Future - Understanding the Model as Music-Centered (8 CMTEs/LCATs)
Friday, June 16, 2017; 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Public Square, Larini Room, Second Floor, Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus   
Keynote Speaker: Benedikte B. Scheiby, MA, MMEd, DPMT, CMT, LCAT, AMT, MBSR
This conference will provide an overview of Analytical Music Therapy (AMT), a music-centered psychotherapy model. This talk will cover the historic development of AMT and include audio and video examples of Priestley's clinical work. This talk will also highlight the work of contemporary AMT practitioners who have fostered the development and differentiation of the model into different treatment contexts, including a diverse emphasis on its musical and psychoanalytic origins. The presentation format will combine lectures, musicing, and an experiential AMT group. (7 CMTEs/LCATs available)    

Click here for the full conference webpage and to register. 


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:

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.

For further information, contact Coleen Petersen either by email at, or by phone 516.323.3320.

The following are some links about our Music Therapy program that you may find interesting:
Video on Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program
Twitter Account for Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program
Facebook Page for Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program

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