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Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC | Mindstorm MondaysHave you felt uneasy about that new, viral iPod program for older adults? Or, do you work in a facility that has implemented the Music & Memory program? Our guest is right up your alley!

Introducing Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC

Erin has been a practicing, board-certified music therapist in central Ohio since 2007.  Erin holds a bachelor and master degree’s in music therapy from Ohio University and is currently the owner of Central Ohio Music Therapy, LLC.  Erin currently has the honor of serving on the Ohio Department of Aging – Music & Memory Committee, and was a panelist with Dan Cohen, MSW, on the effects of music on memory and discussing the film Alive Inside during this past year’s National Conference.  We hope that you will join us in discussing what the Music & Memory Program means for music therapists.  See you there!

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IMINDSTORM MONDAYSf you are a music therapist or counselor and require continuing education units for the CBMT (Certification Board for Music Therapists) or the NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors), then this post is for YOU! You can use Mindstorm Monday webinars for credits by following these instructions:

 

To claim credit for single webinars at least 50 minutes (1 contact hour) in length:

1. Visit cbmt.org, log in (or register), click on “Enter/Edit credits.”
2. Choose “Short Events” as the Credit Type.
3. Enter “Mindstorm Monday Webinar at MusicTherapyEd.com” as the Description.
4. Enter “MusicTherapyEd.com” as the Location.
5. Enter the appropriate completion date – the date of the webinar.
6. Enter your appropriate number of credits (1 CMTE Credit for one, 50-minute-long webinar)
7. Click “Save.”

Short events with related topics can be combined to form umbrella groupings if they relate to the same area of the CBMT Scope of Practice. So, if you have attended multiple (3 or more) webinars or other events that are each under 3 contact hours and have a unifying topic, you can combine these into umbrella groupings. See the CBMT Recertification Manual for examples of umbrella groupings and for further clarification. Placing events in an umbrella grouping and relating them to the CBMT Scope of Practice is the sole responsibility of the certificant, not the provider of the events.

To claim CMTE credits for 3 or more related events that are each 1-2 contact hours in length (umbrella groupings):
1. Visit cbmt.org, log in (or register), click on “Enter/Edit credits.”
2. Choose “Educational Courses” as the Credit Type.
3. Enter the title of the webinar and “Mindstorm Monday Webinar” as the Description.
4. Enter “MusicTherapyEd.com” as the Location.
5. Enter the appropriate completion date – the date of the webinar.
6. Enter your appropriate number of credits (1 CMTE Credit for one, 50-minute-long webinar)
7. Click “Save.”

That’s it! Now, if you get audited, you’ll need to provide the following information to CBMT to justify your participation:

1. Type out an essay that includes the following: “Mindstorm Monday Webinar” as the title, “Sound Health Music” as the sponsor, and the featured MT as the instructor.
2. Your essay should be 250 words and include how the activity or activities relate(s) to the Scope of Practice.
3. Use the appropriate webinar pages and webinar content as a copy of the “brochure.” Please send an email to info@musictherapyed.com if you require assistance finding this information.
4. As proof of attendance in the webinar, please chat in during the event! We can provide proof to the CBMT of your attendance if you use your full name and chat throughout the event.
5. Finally, provide the total number of contact hours.

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