Take note!  There have been several schedule changes to this week’s AMTA16 Conference.  This schedule changes have already been updated in the Guidebook Conference App.  Speaking of, you should download it for FREE to your Google or Apple device today.  It’s super handy and helps you get where you need to including a Kalahari Conference Map, digital schedule, reminders and a place to take notes and connect with your presenter.  Download it today and search AMTA16 for our conference schedule.


The Role of Music Therapy in Pre-Bereavement with Familial Hospice Caregivers, presented by Noah Potvin, MMT, LPC, MT-BC has moved to Saturday, Nov. 12 – 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM in the Zebrawood room.  It was originally scheduled on Fri. Nov. 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM


Saturday, November 12, 9:30 am– 10:45 am

Clarissa Karlsson, MA, MT-BC and Sam Rodgers Melnick, MT-BC have been added as presenters to the following session:

Conference Chair Presents Collaboration Under the Canopy: Let’s Talk Research – A Guide to Building

Research Capacity

Room: Kilimanjaro Suites 1, 6


On Sunday Nov. 13 all sessions originally scheduled in the Nile room have moved to Kilimanjaro Suite 1. All sessions scheduled in Kilimanjaro Suites 1, 6 will now be in Kilimanjaro Suite 6.


Sun. Nov. 13, 2016 

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Kilimanjaro Suites 6        

Documenting Professional Competence in Music Therapy Education       

Deborah Layman, MM, MT-BC; Carol Olszewski, MA, MT-BC


Kilimanjaro Suite 1          

The Life Inside: Music Therapy with an Infant in Utero    

Jennifer Townsend MMT, MT-BC

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Kilimanjaro Suite 1          

Life After Internship: Promoting Professional Success, Longevity, and Fulfillment

Alejandra J. Ferrer, PhD, MT-BC


Kilimanjaro Suite 6          

Developing a Reflective Practice to Advance Clinical Practice Skills           

Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, LMFT, MT-BC; Lindsay Rossmiller, MT-BC;  Erin Fox, MA, MT-BC; Stephanie Morris, MT-BC; Melanie Brison, MT-BC


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM                                                                                                                                           

Kilimanjaro Suite 1          

Music therapy and Adaptive Music at Juvenile Detention Center: Twenty Six Years           

Lee Anna Rasar, WMTR, MT-BC

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