Music Therapy of the Rockies is proud to be an approved provider of continuing education for music therapists through the Certification Board of Music Therapists. Workshops have been developed to teach and train music therapists in this unique approach to addressing PTSD symptoms in military veterans.
Music Therapists receive training through lectures and experiential activities and then participate in an actual veterans music therapy retreat. The goal is to increase how many veterans are receiving music therapy services as well as how many music therapists are offering this specific service.
Music therapists are required to earn 100 continuing education credits within a 5 year cycle and this retreat fulfills 28 credits towards their requirement. Lectures include Music and the PTSD Brain (designed by Mack Bailey, MT-BC), therapeutic songwriting, and use of the guitar as a reframing tool. A prerequisite course of basic neuroscience will be required before the retreat.
Past CMTE workshops have been held in Nashville, with new CMTE retreats being planned for Maryland, Atlanta, and Cleveland.