Blended Learning Certification

                   

Blended Learning Nordoff-Robbins Certification Track


Description:

Nordoff-Robbins Certification training is unique in its comprehensive focus on the creative and technical application of music in therapy and the development of clinical/musical resources. The special Blended Learning Nordoff-Robbins Certification track, to resume July 2017, will combine on-site and off-site training and may be completed in two years. The fee for the two-year Blended Learning Certification program will be the same as that of the one-year, on-site training course. Please note: both training tracks are only open to those music therapists with a master’s degree in music therapy or who possess an undergraduate degree in music therapy and are undertaking this training concomitant to enrollment in a music therapy master’s program. It is essential that Blended Learning Certification candidates have prior clinical experience and have already utilized improvisation in their clinical work.

Training Components:

The first four programs described below will be offered on-site during two consecutive summers at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU. In addition, weekend “Clinical Improvisation Intensives” will be given on-site in January of each year. “Certification Seminar” (monthly) and Individual Supervision (TBA) will be conducted by web conference. NYU housing will be available for all but the January intensives.

Please note: “Certification Orientation Course”, “Certification Seminar” and “Clinical Improvisation Intensives” are for NR Blended Certification Candidates only. The other three Specialty CMTE summer programs are open to music therapists, music therapy students and interested professionals.

1) Certification Orientation

“Certification Orientation” must be completed before other programs are undertaken. Candidates are not considered to be formally part of the NR Certification Training Program until they have successfully completed this course. It is planned to be approximately 15 hours to take place on a weekend, Friday evening through Sunday. Its goals are to form a sense of group, allow candidates to get to know staff and one other, provide information on the overall format and specifics of the training and begin the process of creative music-centered learning. It will be scheduled immediately preceding the “Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy” summer program. Please note: a registration link will be provided once you are accepted into the Blended Learning track.

Dates: July 14-16, 2017 


2) Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy: Foundations, Improvisational Resources and

    Clinical Applications  (30 CMTE credits)

This will be a 30 hour, 5-day summer course introducing NRMT. Certification candidates will take the course with non-certification candidates, and will have additional time in the evening with course instructors.

Dates: July 17-21, 2017

To register: Introduction to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy: Foundations, Improvisational Resources and Clinical Applications


3) Clinical Improvisation in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy  (30 CMTE credits)

This will be a 30 hour, 5-day summer course focusing on clinical improvisation skills. Certification candidates and other students will be present in the same class sessions for the introduction of musical materials. When the class divides for small group work, certification candidates will be together in one group. (30 CMTE credits)

Dates: TBA 2018


4) Practice and Theory of Group Music Therapy (30 CMTE credits)

This will be a 30 hour, 5-day summer course introducing the NRMT approach to group music therapy. Certification candidates will take the course with non-certification candidates. When the class divides for small group work, certification candidates will be together in one group. Candidates will have additional time in the evening with course instructors. (30 CMTE credits)

Dates: July 24-28, 2017

 

5) Clinical Improvisation Intensives I & II

These will be two 10-hour weekend courses offered in January, following up on clinical improvisation skills. These courses are for Certification Candidates only.

Dates: 2017 & 2018 TBA

 

6) Certification Seminar

This will be a monthly seminar with nine meetings each year. Students must participate for a minimum of two years (18 monthly meetings) while they are engaged in clinical work and bi-weekly individual supervision. Participation beyond the 18 meetings will be encouraged for all students and required for some students. The content of the seminar will vary according to student needs and interests. There will be a one-time fee for this course regardless of how long any student participates. This course is for Certification Candidates only.

 

7) Individual Supervision

Trainees are required to participate in a minimum of 32 individual supervision sessions lasting one hour. These sessions will be done concomitant to clinical work. They will be offered on a bi-weekly basis to be completed over a period of two years.  The timing will reflect the individual candidate’s clinical schedule. If additional supervision sessions beyond 32 are desired by the candidate or required by the supervisor, these will incur an additional fee of $110/session.

 

8) Clinical Work

Clinical work requirements will be specified in terms of hours rather than number of sessions. Candidates cannot begin the clinical component of the training until they have completed the clinical improvisation course. Candidates will be required to complete 125 clinical hours of NR work with a minimum of 80 hours in individual sessions.  

 

9) Indexing/Documentation

Candidates must complete session indexes for a minimum of 120 sessions.


Fee Information

 

For more information please write: nordoff.robbins@nyu.edu

To submit an application and make an appointment for an audition/interview: NR Certification Application