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2 MT-BC Recertification New Options and Opportunities Dr. Nancy Hadsell, MT-BC Maureen C. Hearns, MA, MT-BC CBMT Board of Directors

3 Recertification Cycle Initially certified by passing board certification examination Conditions for recertification must be completed by the last day of the 5-year cycle Recertification by examination ORRecertification by accruing credits Current with all maintenance and any imposed fees

4 Recertification by Examination Take examination in the 4 th year of the 5-year cycle If remediation is required: Areas of deficiency identified to certificant within 60 days 5 – 50 credits of remediation may be required Previous credits may not be used Must be completed and reported by last day of cycle

5 Recertification by Accruing Credits Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTEs) Professional Development Professional Service  Three categories

6 CONTINUING MUSIC THERAPY EDUCATION (CMTE) CREDITS Consists of several different types of learning experiences Must relate to the CBMT Scope of Practice 100 CMTE recertification credits may be earned in this category, three (3) of which MUST be in ethical practice  Ethics Requirement CMTEs earned in blocks of 3 or more credits

7 Graduate Coursework No Restrictions - Max: 100 CMTE credits / 5 yr cycle Related to CBMT Scope of Practice Conversion factor: 1 semester hr = 16 CMTEs* 1 quarter hr = 11 CMTEs Documentation - Official Transcript / Passing grade Audited graduate courses articulated as undergraduate/individualized self study courses * Refer to Conversion Table, pg. 13

8 Educational Courses Maximum 100 CMTEs / 5 yr cycle 3 CMTEs in Ethics required once in every 5 yr cycle ~ WHY? … knowledge of ethical issues and behaviors is essential … beneficial to be transparent about ethics requirement … consistent with CBMT’s mission to maintain highest quality standards

9 Suggested Ethical Topics Confidentiality (HIPPA) Academic Integrity Informed Consent Sexual Harassment Client and/or Civil Rights Cultural Competency End-of-Life Issues Business Practices Citizenship Supervision

10 Approved Educational Courses S ponsored by CBMT Approved Providers C ourses must be 3 contact hours or greater in length  Previously required 5-hour minimum of contact hours N BCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) has a reciprocal agreement with CBMT (i.e. If a course is sponsored by NBCC it will be accepted by CBMT and vice-a-versa) D ocumentation: (pg. 23) CMTE Certificate indicating CMTEs earned Awarded by CBMT Approved Provider

11 Non-Approved Educational Courses Certificant is responsible to justify significance and validity of the non-approved course Related to content area of CBMT Scope of Practice Minimum 3 contact hours/course 50 min of direct educational activity = 1 CMTE Documentation: (pg. 23) Title of Activity Sponsor Instructor(s) Written summary (~250 words) Brochure/syllabus Certificate (proof) of attendance Contact hours

12 Report of Refereed Journal Article Maximum of 20 CMTEs/5 yr cycle 1 CMTE per article - 3 CMTE credit min for submission Related to CBMT Scope of Practice Published within 5-yr recertification cycle Not a required part of course or research project Documentation: (pg. 24) Journal name and date of publication Author and title Written summary ( ~ 250 words) Copy of ‘Table of Contents’ listing article

13 Umbrella Groupings Maximum of 100 CMTEs/5 yr cycle Minimum of 3 contact hours (2 ½ clock hrs) per grouping Certificant chooses unifying topic within Scope of Practice Documentation: (pg. 23) Same as Non-Approved Educational Activities Title of Activity Sponsor Instructor(s) Written summary (~250 words) Brochure/syllabus Certificate (proof) of attendance Contact hours PLUS: Umbrella groupings must list the unifying topic, session titles, date(s), and instructor(s) for each session

14 Standardized Self-Study Courses Maximum of 100 CMTEs/5 yr cycle Offered by Approved Providers or non-approved agencies, institutions, or associations that offer programs related to the CBMT Scope of Practice Documentation: Approved Provider (pg. 24) AP issued Certificate of Completion Documentation - Non-approved sponsor (pg. 24) Course/Activity title Sponsor Written summary (~250 words) Brochure, literature or syllabus Certificate or proof of attendance Number of contact hours in the course or program

15 Individualized Self-Study Maximum of 60 CMTEs/5 yr cycle No more than 20 in a single SOP content area Planned program specific to certificant’s goals Supervised by qualified mentor Includes undergraduate coursework if related to SOP Documentation - Individualized Self-Study: (pg. 24) Self-Study Final Evaluation Form developed by certificant and mentor Documentation - Undergraduate Courses: (pg. 24) A written rationale for taking the course, its application to music therapy practice and its relationship to the CBMT Scope of Practice (~250 words) Official transcript listing the name of the certificant, the course title, date of the course, and a passing grade. Questions? See pp of the Recertification Manual.

16 Short Events Maximum of 25 CMTEs/5 yr cycle  An increase from 15 to 25 credits. To qualify, event is fewer than 3 contact hours (< 2.5 hrs) 1 hr minimum Must relate to CBMT Scope of Practice No required evaluation component Documentation: (pg. 25) Certificate or other proof of attendance (signature of presenter or presider is acceptable) Documentation verifying length of the activity (brochure, schedule of activities, etc.)

17 Music Therapy Conference Credit Maximum of 15 CMTEs/5 yr cycle Attendance at national and/or regional music therapy conferences; organizations are CBMT Approved Providers 5 CMTEs per conference in addition to other CMTE and concurrent sessions (i.e. umbrella groupings) attended during the conference Documentation: (pg. 25) Certificate of Attendance (includes name, conference name and date, and AP #) Other conferences documented as Educational Courses ( > 3 hrs) or Short Events (< 3 hrs)

18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Publications Presentations & Program Development 80 recertification credits may be earned in this category NOTE: Combined recertification credits from Professional Development and Professional Service shall not exceed 80 credits/5 yr cycle

19 Publications Monograph/Scholarly Book (80 credits) Dissertation/Thesis completion (80 credits) Chapter of book (50 credits) Article/refereed journal (50 credits) Article/non-refereed journal (10 credits) Book review in refereed journal (10 credits) Substantial ( > $5000) grant (50 credits) Documentation: (Refer to page 26 of the Recertification Manual – varies per type of publication)

20 Original Music Composition 5 Credits/composition Limited to 20 Credits/cycle Criteria and Documentation: (pg.26) Musical score of the original composition, at least 16 measures in length and correctly notated by hand or by computer software Audio recording of the composition on audiotape or CD Composition’s therapeutic use must be included: Client population(s) for which appropriate Therapeutic domain(s) addressed At least one specific therapeutic objective within the stated domain(s) Procedure for implementing the composition to meet the objective(s)

21 Presentations 1 st time offering at professional meeting, conference, symposium - 10 credits; includes poster sessions. Repeated presentations of identical material not valid for recertification credit Documentation: (pg. 27) Title of presentation Abstract or program summary of presentation Name of sponsoring organization Name and date of conference or symposium Location of conference or symposium Copy of presentation or conference brochure listing the presentation, or other proof of sponsorship

22 Academic Degree and Internship Program Development Developing an AMTA-approved college/university program - undergraduate or graduate - 80 credits Documentation: AMTA approval letter Writing a proposal for an AMTA National Roster Internship Program - 50 credits Documentation: AMTA approval letter Collaborating on the development of a University Affiliated Clinical Training Program - 30 credits Documentation: Letter agreeing to the affiliation w/the supervising music therapist signed by the University Program Director

23 Program Development Courses and Workshops Development of professional program, workshop, course of study. 20 credits - (Ex: Conference CMTE) Minimum of 3 contact hours Documentation: (pg. 27) Syllabus, bibliography, and/or content outline Sponsoring agency Location of the program Duration of the course or program Number of participants Copy of brochure (if printed) Statement by sponsoring agency that the course was developed and implemented by the certificant

24 PROFESSIONAL SERVICE  New emphasis for recertification credits! Maximum 20 credits per 5-year cycle Service to Music Therapy Organizations One credit per hour of activity Documentation: (pg. 28) Statement of mission of the organization Documentation of time spent in organizational activities Signature of chief presiding officer of the organization indicating the time devoted by the certificant Involvement in External Organizations One credit hour of activity Membership on a Board Legislative Testimony Legislative Drafting Third Party Reimbursement Documentation: (Varies per service activity) See page 28 of the Recertification Manual

25 Clinical Supervision  Supervision of interns and pre-interns now considered as Professional Service! Maximum 20 credits per cycle in combination with Service to Music Therapy Organizations and External Organizations Pre-internship (music therapy undergraduates) 1 credit per student Maximum 5 credits per year Interns (music therapy undergraduates and graduates) 4 credits per year w/ at least one intern Documentation: Signatures of the certificant and her/his supervisor/manager verifying that the certificant provided supervision to pre-intern students and/or interns

26 ~ Remember ~ Important Note! Professional Development & Service Total number of Professional Development and Professional Service shall not exceed 80 credits per 5- year cycle Service to Music Therapy Organizations – Maximum of 20 credits/5-year cycle in combination with Involvement in External Organizations and Supervision in Internship and Pre-internship Settings

27 5 Year Example Attend Nat’l or regional conferences (x3) 15 CMTEs Do two different meeting presentations single/joint (AMTA, etc.) or do one CMTE presentation (MIN 3 hrs) 20 Credits Attend Umbrella Groupings and/or CMTE workshops at conferences 30 CMTEs Summarize JMT, MTP articles 10 CMTEs Attend 5 short events at conferences/in-services 5 CMTEs Provide Service or Organizations or Supervision in Internship and Pre-Internship Settings 20 Credits TOTAL: 100 CMTE’s/Recertification Credits

28 Recertification Credit Summary Form Annual submission of credits is recommended This helps you! Sole responsibility of the certificant No limit as to the number of credits that may be reported Credits must have been earned during the 5 year cycle for which they are being reported If activities span over two cycles, report at time of completion Maintain documentation for one year past cycle Do not send verifying documentation Unless you have been selected for an audit! Then only send copies of original documentation materials. (Exception for original transcripts.)

29 QUESTIONS??  Contact the CBMT Office at CBMT (2268) or


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