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Open to music therapists and music therapy students, this course explores the intersections between trauma, culture and ethical practices and encourages participants to examine automatic thoughts and inherent bias. Attendees will practice self-reflection and identify an area of bias to challenge within their clinical practices. The course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists for 3 continuing music therapy education ethics credits.

Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa, MMT, MT-BC will facilitate this continuing education course for music therapists. The day will include experiential, discussion, and lecture formats to explore cultural humility, personal bias, building rapport and trust with clients, accountability practices, and the intersection of trauma and culture in our music therapy practice.

Detailed information available here.


June 24, 2023 from 10am-1pm in Wilson 107

Cost: $40

This course is free for Black and Indigenous Music Therapists and Black and Indigenous Music Therapy Students as a form of reparations. Need based scholarships are available. Contact Andrea Hunt at if you qualify.


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Refund Policy:

Full refunds are available until 24 hours before the start of the course, at which time payment is nonrefundable.