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 conferences have been approved or are pending approval 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 the Alarm: The Crisis of Mental Health in Communities of Color
Fully Online Program Through Zoom
Tuesday, October 19, 2021; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (2 CE hours)
 Speakers:  Katiuscia Gray, LCSW-R, CYT; Amanda Fludd, LCSW-R; Lisa Zakiya Newland, PhD, LCSW-R

The program is approved for 2 hours of CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs), Social Workers, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) and Nurses and  is pending approval for 2 hours for CASAC, CPP and CPS. Click here for further information and to register.

Embracing the Musical-Clinical Pivot
Fully Online Program Through Zoom
Thursday, November 18, 2021; 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2 CE hours)
Speaker:  Dr. Suzanne Sorel, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Music Therapy at Molloy College

The program is pending approval for 2 hours of CE credit for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) and Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Click here for further information and to register.

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse Training for Creative Arts Therapist Licensure

Every applicant for Creative Arts Therapist licensure or a limited permit must complete coursework or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse in accordance with Section 6507(3)(a) of the Education Law. Molloy College Division of Continuing Education is an approved provider. The tuition is $45 for Molloy Students: $55 for Non-Molloy Students. Click here for the upcoming schedule of classes and registration information.

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.

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 that is generally offered each summer, An Overview of Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, will be available in late spring.

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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