Music Therapy Telehealth Conference

Cultivating Online Musical Partnerships:
The Application of Music-Centered Practice in Telehealth
 (2.5 CMTEs/LCATs CE credits)

Saturday, May 1, 2021,  from 3:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. 
Online in real time using Zoom

Presenters : Nick Farr, M.S., MT-BC, LCAT and Yutong Pan

Conference Description
Music therapists have faced unique challenges in the application of services via telehealth. This course will explore the modifications, applications, and new developments music therapists have established to move the practice into this new format. If you attended the fall telehealth program you will learn how to apply the resources shared in clinically diverse pathways. (Please note: you can attend this program without having attended the fall program). Topics will include application of digital musical resources, clinical improvisation, improvised songs, adaptations to precomposed repertoire, and musical story-telling through experiences capitalizing on the unique circumstances working through video conferencing services. The importance of listening, creating musical partnerships, and considerations of timing will be discussed. Clinical vignettes will be utilized to illustrate the application of these topics in individual and group telehealth music therapy sessions.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will demonstrate their ability to integrate current technology and interactive media by incorporating digital instruments into a musical experience through a video communication service. (III. 5. F. 1. X)

Participants will identify at least one strategy to modify their telehealth equipment to increase the quality of music experiences facilitated over telehealth. (II. D. 11.)

50 minutes: Music-Centered practice and challenges in telehealth application
50 minutes: Clinical applications of concepts via individual telehealth music therapy vignettes
30 minutes: Clinical applications via group music therapy vignettes


Nick Far, M.S., MT-BC, LCAT is a Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist, Director of Music Therapy at The Music Academy for Special Learners, and an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University and Adjunct Instructor  at Molloy College. He received his Masters of Science degree in Music Therapy from Molloy College, Bachelors of Science degree in Music Therapy and Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance from Utah State University. Nick is currently completing his Nordoff-Robbins Level 2 certification under the supervision of Dr. Alan Turry. He is currently researching music-centered music therapy through telehealth services. Nick has a diverse background in clinical approaches of music therapy and has presented at various professional music therapy conferences.

Yutong Pan, is a Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist, Vocal Psychotherapist, and staff at The Music Academy for Special Learners. She received her Masters of Science degree in Music Therapy from Molloy College. Yutong is pursuing her Nordoff-Robbins Level 2 certification working with Dr. Alan Turry.

Continuing Education Credit

Music Therapy: CMTE
This conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, approval number: P-102, to award 2.5 Continuing Music Therapy Education Synchronous (in-person) Opportunities. 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 is offered for 2.5 hours of CEU credit for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists.


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, Discover or Visa (please note that we are still working remotely, so please leave your name, phone number and a good time to call you and we will call you back.)

Tuition Rates:
Regular Registration by April 23: $25
Late Registration after April 23: $30
Molloy Full-Time Students, Faculty and Staff, (Please use your Molloy email address when registering): No Charge
Non-Molloy Students (provide your school email address when registering): $10
Molloy Alumni: $5

Registration is limited. Registration the day of the conference is on a space available basis and cannot be guaranteed (there are limits, even with an online program).

Refund Policy:  You may withdraw from the conference for a full refund up until the day of the conference.

Online Information
The conference will be conducted through a live, "real-time" online platform called Zoom. The conference will be held at the same date and times as indicated in the schedule. You will be able to take the program using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone. You will receive further information on joining the conference online closer to the date.

Questions regarding registration?

Phone: 516.323.3550

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