NMT Training Addendum - American Music Therapy Association

Academy training in NMT is recognized by the World Federation for
Neurologic Rehabilitation (WFNR) and the International Society of Clinical
Neuromusicology (CNM). Members of CNM and the WFNR’s special interest
group for NMT are conducting the academy training.
November 3 – November 6, 2012
8:00 am – 12:00 am
Session Type: Special Training
36 CMTE Credits
Scientific Foundations of NMT
Neuropathology/ Disease Review
Sensorimotor Techniques:
o Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation
o Pattern Sensory Enhancement
o Therapeutic Instrumental Playing
Speech Techniques:
o Melodic Intonation Therapy
o Musical Speech Stimulation
o Rhythmic Speech Cueing
o Vocal Intonation Therapy
o Therapeutic Singing
o Oral Motor and Respiratory Exercises
o Developmental Speech and Language Training through Music
o Symbolic Communication Training through Music
Cognitive Techniques:
o Music Neglect Training
o Auditory perception Training
o Musical Attention Control Training
o Musical Mnemonics Training
o Associative Mood and Memory Training
o Musical Executive Functions Training
o Music Psychosocial Trainin
Introduction to Principles of Neurologic Music Therapy: Scientific Models,
Research, and the Role of Music in Therapy and Medicine
10:00-12:30 Neuropathology Disease Review
12:30-1:30 Lunch
Transformational Design Model/Assessment
Speech and Language Rehabilitation
Speech/Language Clinical Presentations
Patterned Sensory Enhancement (PSE)
Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance (TIMP)
Sensorimotor Practice Session I (PSE, TIMP)
Sensorimotor Practice Session II (PSE, TIMP)
Gait Assessment
RAS Gait Training
RAS Practice Session
Cognitive Rehabilitation
Cognitive Rehabilitation
NMT with Developmental Disabilities
8:00-11:00 Cognitive Rehabilitation
11:00-12:00 Final Evaluation
Teaching Faculty:
Dr. Michael H. Thaut
Michael H Thaut received his masters and PhD in music from Michigan State University.
He is also a graduate of the Mozarteum Music Conservatory in Salzburg/Austria. At
Colorado State University he is a Professor of Music and a Professor of Neuroscience
and serves as CoDirector of the School of the Arts and Chairman of the Department of
Music, Theater, and Dance since 2001. He has also directed the Center for Biomedical
Research in Music for 10 years. He was a Visiting Professor of Music at the Mozarteum
in 1985, and a Visiting Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor
in 1993. He has also been a Visiting Scientist in Neurology at Duesseldorf University
Medical School since 1995 and was recently appointed as Visiting Professor at
Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences in the Department of Music Therapy.
Dr. Thaut’s internationally recognized research focuses on brain function in music,
especially time information processing in the brain related to rhythmicity and biomedical
applications of music to neurologic rehabilitation of cognitive and motor function. He
received the National Research Award in 1993 and the National Service Award in
2001from the American Music Therapy Association. He has over 120 scientific
publications and has authored and coauthored 3 books. His works have appeared in
German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish language. Popular TV media and
numerous print media have featured his research nationally and internationally.
As a former professional violinist in the classic and folk genre he has recorded several
recordings of chamber and folk music in the US and Germany and has toured in Europe
extensively with folk bands and chamber groups. He is also the author of a landmark
anthology of Northern European and American fiddle music. In 1995 his group ‘Folk
Chamber Ensemble ‘ played 3 invited concerts at the Northwest German Summer Music
Festival entitled ‘Folk Meets Classic’. He continues to perform in small chamber and folk
ensembles as time permits.
Dr. Corene P. Hurt-Thaut
Corene P. Hurt-Thaut received her master’s in music therapy, and her PhD with an
interdisciplinary focus of music, neuroscience and statistical design, from Colorado State
University. She is currently a special assistant professor of music therapy in the
Department of Music Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, a research
associate at The Center for Biomedical Research in Music since 1997, and the cofounder and program director of the Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy
International Training Institutes and Fellowship Trainings for Neurologic Music Therapy
since 1999. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her clinical expertise in
the evidence based practice of Neurologic Music Therapy, with clinical experience
including 3 ½ years as a music therapist at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital and the
Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, and 4
years as a Neurologic Music Therapist at Poudre Valley Hospital and The Center for
Neurologic Rehabilitation in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her work has included a diverse
range of clinical populations including: stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain
injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and psychiatric
disorders. She served on the exam committee for the National Certification Board for
Music Therapy (CBMT) as both a member and Committee Chair from 2001-2006, and as
an elected member of the CBMT National Board of Directors from 2009-2013. She has
also served as President and Vice President of the Midwestern Region of American
Music Therapy Association. Dr. Hurt-Thaut has numerous research publications in the
area of music and motor control as well as ten book chapters highlighting specific
applications of neurologic music therapy to her credit.
Gerald C. McIntosh, MD
Dr. Gerald McIntosh, a neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist, serves as the
medical director for the Center for Biomedical Research. Dr. McIntosh currently has his
own practice, Neurology Associates of Northern Colorado and is also affiliated with
many local hospitals and clinics, including the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services,
Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and Northern Colorado
Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. McIntosh has published over 45 studies, several of which
have been done in conjuction with the Center for Biomedical Research. In addition, Dr.
McIntosh has served as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the journal Neurology on multiple
occasions and has been a clinical assistant professor at the University of Colorado in
both neurology and family medicine.
Amy D. Marroquin
Amy D. Marroquin graduated cum laude, from Sam Houston State University with a
degree in music therapy in 1995. She is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a
member of the American Music Therapy Association. She received her advanced
fellowship training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) at The Center for Biomedical
Research in Music, maintained at Colorado State University. She was also trained as a
Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. Amy
has worked as a music therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann for the past 15 years, 14 of
those years as a trained Neurologic Music Therapist. For the past 12 years she has also
acted as the Internship Director for the American Music Therapy Association’s National
Roster Music Therapy Internship Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann. At TIRR she not
only carries a full caseload, but is currently involved in 2 clinical research projects, and
is active in the Motor Recovery Lab , which is led by Dr. Gerard Francisco, CMO, TIRR
Memorial Hermann. Amy has presented locally, nationally, and internationally regarding
the use of NMT in the rehabilitation setting, including presentations at professional
conferences for Speech Language Pathology at American Speech and Hearing Assoc.
Nov. 2011 and Physical Therapy at Texas Physical Therapy Assoc. in Oct. 2006. In
March 2013 she was invited, along with several colleagues, to lead a 4 day master
works course for the music therapy students and faculty at University of Montpellier in
Montpellier, France.
Maegan Morrow
Maegan Morrow graduated from Sam Houston State University and received her
advanced fellowship training in Neurologic Music Therapy at the Robert F. Unkefer
Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. She is a Board Certified Music Therapist and
member of the American Music Therapy Association, and currently works at
TIRR/Memorial Hermann. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and has spent
most of her career with the Brain Injury and Stroke population in Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation. She is also an internship supervisor on the National Roster of Internship
sites under the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She has been practicing
for 12 years as a clinician as well as being a performing artist and guitar teacher. She is
well known for her work with the recent patient and congresswoman at TIRR Memorial
Hermann, and has been featured in the media including: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s medical
interviews on CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, and on the Grammys.com, ABC Nightline
with Bob Woodruff and Diane Sawyer.
Suzanne Oliver
Suzanne Oliver is a Board Certified Music Therapist, and a Fellow of the Academy of
Neurologic Music Therapy. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Neurologic
Music Therapy Services of Arizona/NMTSA, a nonprofit organization that has provided
clinical music therapy services to the Phoenix community for over 32 years. Suzanne
received her advanced level NMT training in 1999, and additionally has completed three
fellowships through the Center for Biomedical Research in Music since that time.
Suzanne assisted in developing the Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapists
and co-authored the Medical Coding and Records Manual: Neurologic Music
Therapy. She is currently on the Advisory Committee for the Academy. Her passion is
to educate the community on current research regarding the impact of rhythm on the
brain and how this knowledge can positively impact the treatment of individuals with
neurologic differences and improve their everyday life.
Ruth Rice, DPT
Ruth Rice, Physical Therapist, has been involved with research on the effects of rhythm
and music for neurological rehabilitation techniques for the last 20 years, and has also
been a clinician treating orthopedic and neurological diagnoses for the last 22 years.
Ruth received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1988 and a Doctorate in
Physical Therapy in 2008. She has been a clinician at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort
Collins for the last 20 years and also is an instructor/facilitator for 3 Neurologic Music
Therapy community exercise groups per week, she also continues with research
projects with the Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado States University.
*This 30-hour Institute will provide the board-certified music therapist with 36 CMTE credits that can be
applied towards recertification. Your certificate of completion can be submitted as proof of your
attendance and participation.