Episode 222: #AMTA15 Conference Recap

15conflogo1Conference recovery is a long process–at least for me. So I recorded this show on Friday and am just now getting the accompanying blog post up. In this episode, I talked about the sessions I attended and what I learned from #AMTA15.

This year, I was honored to be a conference scholar, and I had no other responsibilities (like committee or board meetings) for the first time since 1992, so I really took advantage of all the educational opportunities at this conference.

Here are the sessions I attended and talked about in the show:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Angie Snell, Jamie George, Olivia Swedberg-Yinger, Petra Kern

Angie Snell, Jamie George, Olivia Swedberg-Yinger, Petra Kern

  • Documentation in Music Therapy: How to be Effective, Consistent and Thoughtful
    • Presenters: Petra Kern, Angie Snell, Olivia Swedberg-Yinger, Amy Roberston, Jamie George
  • Psychotherapy – Where does it Fit in Your Music Therapy Practice
    • Presenters: Barbara Dunn, Christine Routhier
Dinner with Carolyn Dobson & JoAnn Jordan Wednesday night

Dinner with Carolyn Dobson & JoAnn Jordan Wednesday night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I convinced Debbie Dacus to attend Brain-Tuning with me!

I convinced Debbie Dacus to attend Brain-Tuning with me!

  • BrainTuning: Improving Attention, Memory, and Executive Function Using Evidence-Based Music Strategies
    • James C. Gardiner, Joshua Schrader
  • NAP TIME!
  • Opening Session: The Same Sky Project
Cocktails with the Thaut's, Carolyn Dobson before opening session

Cocktails with the Thaut’s, Carolyn Dobson, et al. before opening session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 13, 2015

  • Music Therapy and ASD – Tools for Educators
    I sat next to Maegan Morrow in the Musical Goals session

    I sat next to Maegan Morrow in the Musical Goals session

    • Presenters: Blythe LaGasse, Marcia Humpal, Petra Kern
  • AMTA Business Meeting
  • Research Committee Presents: Improving Quality and Access: Music Therapy Research 2025 (MTR2025)
    • Presenter: Barbara Else
  • Music Therapy Goals Can Be Understood Musically, Too!
    • Presenters: Brian Abrams, Kathleen Murphy, Kristen O’Grady, Noah Potvin, Laurel Young
  • Building Bridges: Jumpstarting a Music Therapy Program at a Homeless Shelter
    • Presenter: Danielle Kamica King
SWAMTA!

SWAMTA!

 

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • SWAMTA Business Meeting!
  • Research Committee Presents: Cultivating an Evidence-Based Culture in Music Therapy
    • Presenter: Eric Walden
  • Can Music Support Emotion Regulation Development? A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study Exploration
    I sat next to Deforia Lane at the Emotion Regulation session

    I sat next to Deforia Lane at the Emotion Regulation session

    • Presenter: Kimberly Sena Moore
  • Spent 2 hours manning the Task Force Booth after lunch
  • Task Force Boot Camp
  • Panel – Bridging Art & Science in Music Therapy: An Examination of Nordoff-Robbins Music THearpy and Neurologic Music Therapy
    • Presenters: Ming Yuan Low, Carolyn Dobson, Kenneth Aigen, Blythe LaGasse

      The NRMT/NMT session was an excellent presentation!

      The NRMT/NMT session was an excellent presentation!

  • AMTA Business Meeting
  • State Task Force Reception!

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

  • Thinking/Rethinking Introduction to Music Therapy Courses
    • Presenters: Andrew Knight, Blythe LaGasse
      Sunday Brunch with Dale & Jennifer Taylor

      Sunday Brunch with Dale & Jennifer Taylor

      Hanging out in the lobby

      Hanging out in the lobby

       

      Flight Home!

      Flight Home!