NMT Fellowship Training

The NMT Fellowship is for MT-BC’s (or the equivalent) who have already completed the Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute. The NMT Fellowship Training is an intensive course that begins with a review and update of current research and clinical practice. Participants are then required to present video examples demonstrating their current clinical work using three different NMT techniques.

Participants are evaluated and will pass with a 70% majority vote.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will demonstrate a basic definition and advanced knowledge about the implementation of neurologic music therapy (NMT), including the taxonomy of techniques used in NMT through verbal and video demonstration.
  • Participants will demonstrate an increased knowledge of current research supporting NMT techniques as evidenced by clinical choices based on current best practice.
  • Participants will demonstrate thru live video, a working knowledge of the Transformational Design Model; a model to assist in treatment selection based on functional goals.
  • Participants will actively demonstrate current clinical assessments for treatment evaluation.
  • Participants will answer basic neuroanatomy and pathology questions related to a variety of neurologic disorders.

Upcoming Opportunities 

Online NMT Fellowship are held on the 3rd Friday of the month and times will vary depending on participants schedules but typically held from 1PM-6PM EST. In-person opportunities are indicated as such below, times and days may vary from online opportunities.

3) Once you have registered you will receive a link to the review modules which will be accompanied by a short quiz.  It is recommended that you complete these before submitting your videos.

4) Fill out the Fellowship Format document and send it to fellowship@nmtacademy.co along with your video submissions for a panel of NMT fellows to review.

CLINICIANS- Bring three (3) video examples of three (3) different NMT techniques you used with your clients and/or patients. These techniques need to be from at least two (2) of the three domains (e.g. sensorimotor and cognition). The recordings should be no more than one (1) year old. The presentation should be 5-10 minutes in length. Be prepared to provide the diagnoses and background of the client, as well the functional goal(s) you are working on. Remember: You are responsible for having the proper institutional and/or client releases.

EDUCATORS- Bring (3) video examples of you teaching three (3) different NMT techniques you taught to your students (e.g. that includes explanations, demonstrations, and student facilitation with instructor feedback).  Make sure you include how you use the TDM to guide your teaching.  These techniques need to be from at least two (2) of the three domains (e.g. sensorimotor and cognition). The recordings should be no more than one (1) year old.

RESEARCHERS- Presentations must include published data from at least one study of your own work that is either basic science or translational clinical research related to NMT. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length leaving additional time for discussion.

EVALUATION- Evaluation will be completed by all participants. Participants will be informed within two weeks after the training whether they have passed, or whether they need to resubmit one or more of their clinical examples based on a 70% majority vote.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy at fellowship@nmtacademy.co with any questions.