AMT Certification Program

Blended Learning Analytical Music Therapy Certification 

Program Description

Analytical Music Therapy training (AMT) is A MUSIC THERAPY ADVANCED TRAINING program which provides students and professionals the opportunity to achieve CERTIFICATION in this approach. Trainees will develop their professional identities as AMT practitioners through didactic and experiential learning, as well as engaging in and promoting global music therapy education. This training will be
offered through ON-LINE and IN-PERSON, INTENSIVE SESSIONS, and  is designed to be flexible in scheduling and paced to meet individual trainee's needs. Regardless of where the trainees reside, they can engage in the coursework and when possible, receive instruction in multiple languages.

As an advanced clinicaln training program, trainees will engage in the study of music psychotherapy, and learn techniques and strategies. Trainees will also have a deeper understanding of the conduct of actual music therapy, case studies, individual and group supervision, as well as the experience of self-exploration by receiving Analytical Music Therapy sessions. The ultimate goal for this program is to deepen the trainees' understanding about psychodynamic theories and use of AMT improvisation in order to integrate their theoretical, practical, and experiential learning around their own clinical and personal work. When trainees meet all the requirements and competencies, the certificate of analytical music therapy will be awarded to them when they exit the program. 

The AMT training approved by CBMT/NYSED for continuing education hours for MT-BC/LCAT!


- An advanced clinical training
- Study of music psychotherapy
- Specialization  in Analytical Music Therapy
- Development of analytic and artistic abilities
- Enhancement of creativity and musicality
- AMT Certificate & CE Certificate (MT-BC & LCAT)
- Online training as well as in-person classroom


- Entry Level: AMT Self-Experience
- Advanced Level:

  • Phase I: Intertherapy
  • Phase II: AMT Individual Supervision
  • Phase III: AMT Group Supervision


·   Personal analysis with college-approved AMT therapist
·   Intertherapy
·   Group work
·   Workshops
·   Summer intensive seminars
·   Individual and group supervision
·   Presentations
·  Case study  


- Board certified music therapist with Master's degree in music therapy or a related field, or matriculating in Master's music therapy program 
- A minimum of 6 credits in Psychology
- Prior clinical experience
- Demonstration of improvisation skills & analytic thinking ability
- Readiness to work on a deeper level of music psychotherapy


- Recognize how AMT approach informs clinical practice (CBMT I.B.4k, II.A.4.i.)
- State psychodynamic concepts utilized in AMT (CBMT II.A1.g., h., A.2.b., c., o., u, A.3.f., A.4.i.)
- Recognize the role of music and the music therapist in AMT (CBMT II.A.5.k., n, t., x., z.)
- Enhance instrumental, vocal, and movement improvisation skills (CBMT II.A.5.o.,q.,x.,z., IV.A.6)
- Utilize self-experiences and apply them to music therapy (CBMT IV.A.1,3,B.4)
- Develop analytic skills in facilitating therapeutic process (CBMT II.A.1.c.  III.A.4., B.3.,6.,7.,11.)
- Demonstrate culturally informed interventions (CBMT IV.B.4.)    
- Apply AMT techniques to clinical practice (CBMT II.A.2., A.3.f., A.4.f., i.)
- Identify contemporary AMT applications for clients (CBMT IV.A.2)
- Practice AMT under supervision  (CBMT IV.A.4,5)
- Apply AMT concepts to music therapy supervision (CBMT IV.A.11)


Benedikte B. Scheiby, MA, MMEd, DPMT, CMT, LCAT, MBSR MM, is a Licensed Creative Arts Music Psychotherapist, Boi-Energetic Body Psychotherapist, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Trainer in New York City. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the New York University Music Therapy Graduate Program and a Director of the Postgraduate Training Institute in Analytical Music Therapy. She was trained by the music therapist pioneer, Mary Priestley (London) in Analytical Music Therapy (AMT), and has been practicing AMT for 36 years with a broad range of populations in a psychiatric and medical context. She was a former director of training and supervision, senior clinician and researcher at Institute for Music and Neurologic Function at Beth Abraham Hospital, NY.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in music therapy from Herdecke University, Germany, and received her music education from Copenhagen University. She has taught at several colleges, including Molloy College, State University of NY at New Paltz, Hochschule fur Musik und Kunst in Germany , and Pratt Institute, has received research grants, and has published several peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research studies. Additionally, she has given workshops, lectures, and trainings nationally and internationally in USA, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Estonia, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, France. She has been director of postgraduate Analytical Music Therapy Institute since 1994.

Seung-A Kim, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, Analytical Music Therapist, is Associate Professor of Music Therapy as well as the Director of the Undergraduate Music Therapy Program at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She received her PhD in Music Therapy at Temple University and currently holds credentials as a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and as a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). For the past 17 years, Dr. Kim has worked with clients with developmental disabilities, cultural adjustment difficulties, stress and depressive symptoms, Alzheimer's disease, and neurological problems at a variety of clinical settings (i.e. day treatment centers, assisted living centers, rehabilitation centers, community centers, conservatory settings, and private practice settings). In addition, she has taught undergraduate and graduate classes and supervised music therapy interns. She developed a music therapy program for Korean immigrant families in NY and organized meetings for the Korean Alliance of Licensed Creative Arts Therapy and offered Creative Arts Therapy workshops to the Korean community. She has continued to collaborate with health professionals in this community to promote music therapy. Also, she is an Article Editor on Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy and serves on the AMTA Diversity Committee and MAR Assembly. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and published several chapters in peer-reviewed books. Her scholarly interests are Analytical Music Therapy (AMT), multicultural training utilizing music, cross-cultural supervision, and stress reduction. 

Music Therapy: CMTE
This program is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists to award Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits. The number of credits varies each semester depending upon the workshop/course offered. The number of credits offered will be listed in the workshop/course description. The Provider maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT Policies and Criteria for Continuing Music Therapy Education.

NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: LCAT
Molloy College is an approved provider for CE credit from NY State for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: approval number CAT-0015. This program isapproved for CEU credit for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. The number of credits varies each semester depending upon the workshop/course offered. The number of credits offered will be listed in the workshop/course description.


Click here for the tuition and fees. 

Admission is twice per year in the fall and in the spring.

Spring 2018 Admission:
Application Deadline: December 11, 2017
Enrollment Deadline: January 3, 2018
Spring 2018 Start Date: January 16, 2018

There is a $450 application fee (non-refundable). Click here to download an application. Click here to download a recommendation form.

Upon acceptance into the program students will be sent instructions on how to register for workshops and courses in the program.


Dr. Seung-A Kim, LCAT, MT-BC
Coordinator, Analytical Music Therapy Training at Molloy College 516.323.3326
Molloy College  
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11571