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):

Blended Learning Analytical Music Therapy Certification 

Program Description
Analytical Music Therapy training is a certification program which provides students and professionals the opportunity to develop their professional identity as analytical music therapists and to promote global music therapy education. Employing educational technology tools, this training will take place through in-person classroom sessions as well as online sessions. The program is designed to be flexible and effective in scheduling and individually paced to meet the trainees' needs. Regardless of where the trainees reside, they can engage in the coursework and when possible, receive instruction in multiple languages.

The AMT Training approved by CBMT/NYSED for continuing education hours for MT-BC & LCAT.

Click here for the program information.


The following 2 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.

When the Psyche Sings: Introduction to Vocal Psychotherapy (6 CMTEs/LCATs)
Friday, May 4, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
Public Square, Larini Room, Second Floor, Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus  

This conference will provide opportunities for participants to experience Vocal Psychotherapy, a new In Depth Model of music psychotherapy that incorporates breath work, natural sounds and vocal improvisation with verbal processing in order to facilitate a connection to oneself and others. Vocal Psychotherapy and the relationship between client and therapist, enables clients to access feelings, images and memories from the unconscious and integrate them into conscious awareness. (6 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:

10th Annual Palliative Care Conference (6 CMTEs/LCATs)
Friday, June 8, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  ‚óŹ Madison Theater, Rockville Centre campus

Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its 10th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 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 Tenth 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:


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