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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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