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Music Therapy Sessions (CBMT information)

ICDL has applied for continuing education credit from CBMT for 3 of the conference sessions (see below) that focus on music therapy.  Music therapists can earn 4 CMTE continuing education credits if the following sessions are ALL attended.  

*Sessions pending approval from CBMT. The ability to earn CMTE’s is contingent upon approval from CBMT.*

*No prerequisites are required*


Overall Objectives:

1.Participant will demonstrate the ability to identify 3 critical components of the DIR model. 

2.Participant will demonstrate the ability to explain 5 ways in which music therapy addresses  developmental goals.

3.Participant will understand and be able to describe at least 3 ways that sustained, relational  music making supports an important developmental milestone with individuals who have

   difficulty relating and communicating

4.Participants will be able to define the concept of "following the child's lead" and give an  example of what this technique could look like in practice.

5.Participants will demonstrate the ability to cite at least 3 specific research studies that support the clinical intervention of "following a child's lead

6.Participants will demonstrate the ability to identify 3 neurological music therapy applications  and their relationship to individuals who use alternative modes of communication

7.Participants will be able to define neurodiversity and give an example of advocacy work in this area


Qualifications and Credentials:

Sunny Cefaratti: Ms. Cefaratti is Autistic and works closely with Ms. Shiloh in their organization, the Musical Autist. She is a performing pianist/vocalist and mentor to other Autistic self-advocates.

C. J. Shiloh, MT-BC works closely with Ms. Shiloh in their organization, the Musical Autist. She is a board certified music therapist and the owner and lead therapist of Annapolis Center Music Therapy Service.

Gil Tippy, PsyD is a New York state licensed psychologist and the clinical director and co-founder of the Rebecca School in New York City.  He is also the owner of East Norwich Psychological Services and Respectrum Developmental Services, LLC.

 Stacey Hensel, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT is a licensed and board certified music therapist and  Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist. She has a certification in DIRFloortime©.  Ms. Hensel is the founder and director of Innovative Music Therapy Services and the music therapy department coordinator at Rebecca School, NYC.

 John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT is a licensed and board certified music therapist and a Nordoff-Robbins Music therapist. He has certification in DIRFloortime©.  Dr. Carpente is the founder and executive director of The Rebecca Center for Music Therap


Course Schedule and Format

Monday September 21, 2015

10-10:50am - "The journey of my 20’s: how music has gotten me this far, and what I wish I'd been told as a kid."  Presenters: Sunny Cefaratti & C. J. Shiloh, MT-BC from the Musical Autist.

11:-12:pm- Adolescent Lullaby, Using the Salient Qualities of Music and the Power of Relationship to Meet the Needs of Individuals Across Ages and Developmental Levels.  Gil Tippy, PsyD and Stacey Hensel, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT.

1-2:30pm Musical-Emotional Reciprocity: Respecting the child’s ideas to guide affective interactions in musical-play. John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT