Everyday Ethics in Music Therapy

© 2017
Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC

FREE self-study e-course
Optional 5 CMTE credits $30.00

EZ order: Simply send an email request for this free e-course to CathyKnoll@MusicWorksPublications.com

It seems as if ethics for music therapists would consist of just two sentences, i.e., “Do what is right, legal, moral, and fair. Do not do what is illegal, immoral, or unfair.” In reality, the topic of ethics is more complex. Fortunately, the Code of Ethics of AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) provides a details and a principled foundation on which to build quality services to our clients, our students, our research, and our profession as a whole. The Everyday Ethics for Music Therapists e-course from MusicWorksPublictations.com consists of numerous scenarios based on each element of the AMTA Code of Ethics. Consideration of these typical situations helps music therapy professionals, interns, and students sharpen their ability to respond in a professional, ethical manner to situations they might encounter in their daily work.

Participants may take the e-course on their own schedule. The Everyday Ethics in Music Therapy e-course covers these areas:

Preamble of the AMTA Code of Ethics
1.0 Professional Competence and Responsibilities
2.0 General Standards
3.0 Relationships with Clients/Students/Research Subjects
4.0 Relationships with Colleagues
5.0 Relationship with Employers
6.0 Responsibility to Community/Public
7.0 Responsibility to the Profession/Association
8.0 Research
9.0 Fees, Business, and Commercial Activities
10.0 Announcing Services
11.0 Education – Teaching, Supervision, Administration
12.0 Online Presence
13.0 Implementation

CMTE credits. Board certified music therapists have the option of earning 5 CBMT-approved CMTE credits for just $6 per credit hour by (1) submitting CMTE assignments via email, (2) completing the CMTE evaluation , and (3) paying the CMTE fee via the “Pay CMTE Fee” tab on http://MusicWorksPublications.com. Complete information about earning CMTE credits is in the last chapter of the e-course workbook.

Statement of relationship to CBMT. The self-study Everyday Ethics in Music Therapy e-course is approved by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits (CMTE). Music Works Publications, S-001, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Instructor. Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC. Credentials available on request via email CathyKnoll@MusicWorksPublications.com.

Learning Objectives for Everyday Ethics for Music Therapy based on CBMT Board Certification Domains 2015.

Objective 1. Course participants will read the AMTA Code of Ethics. (CBMT Board Certification Domains 2015: IV. A. Professional Development and B. Professional Responsibilities).

Objective 2. Course participants will describe specific options for applying the principles from each of the 13 sections of the AMTA Code of Ethics in actual or hypothetical situations encountered in their daily work. (CBMT Board Certification Domains 2015: I. Assessment and Treatment Planning, II. Treatment Implementation and Termination, III. Ongoing Documentation and Evaluation of Treatment, IV. Professional Development and Professional Responsibilities).

Objective 3. Course participants will earn credits to fulfill CBMT’s requirement for ethics-related CMTEs during each MT-BC recertification cycle.

To order: Send an email request for this free e-course to CathyKnoll@MusicWorksPublications.com

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