Focused Forums

The Academy Focused Forums evolved from a Masterclass perspective. Forums are designed to provide affiliates an opportunity to discuss topics that are relevant to their specific needs based on their current professional roles and relevant ethical topics and responsibilities. Frequency and content will be determined by each individual forum. Focused Forums may meet either in person or through virtual means such as: Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook, or other social media options.

The Academy has endorsed specific NMT Focused Forums that have met guidelines to ensure that Academy Affiliates have access to peer support that protects the integrity of the NMT model and thus facilitates optimal Academy Affiliate professional development.  The following Focused Forums have been identified by the Academy as providing opportunities for Academy Affiliate growth.

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Apply to be a Focused Forum facilitator
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About Academy Endorsed Neurologic Music Therapy Focused Forum
Concise Map of Roles and Responsibilities

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  • University Educators/Clinical Supervisors
    • These forums will involve discussions among professors, clinical directors, and supervisors in the university setting related to relevant topics, such as curriculum and innovations in teaching. 
  • Business Owners
    • These forums will provide an opportunity for NMT business owners, and those interested in starting an NMT business, to discuss specific topics related to all areas of NMT business development and operations (structure, employment, supervision, documentation, business ethics, etc). 
  • Graduate Students
    • These forums will be an opportunity for graduate students from various universities to discuss relevant topics and share information related to research projects and thesis/dissertation development (ie. Masters, PhD students)
  • Support Chapter Leaders
    • This forum will be an opportunity for NMT support chapter leaders to share experiences, collaborate on meeting topics, and share resources.
  • Population-based
    • These forums will be led by NMT therapists specialized in various populations in order to share clinical innovations and relevant information related to clinical practice and reimbursement.
      • Neuro rehabilitation
      • Mental Health
      • Pediatrics
      • Special Education/ASD/DD 
      • Aging/Older Adult/Dementia

Future Forums:

  • Music Teachers and Educators (private lessons, school settings)
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
    • These forums will involve discussions related to practicing NMT techniques within the context of professional scopes of practice as allied healthcare professionals. Topics may include interdisciplinary work with Neurologic Music Therapists and focused applications of relevant techniques related to different disciplines.
      • Physical Therapy
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Speech/Language Pathology
      • Nursing/Support Staff
      • Neuropsychology

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