Calendar of Events

MTAI Certification Interviews- March 18 & 19, 2017

Location To Be Determined

March 18, 2017


We welcome applications for MTAI certification after candidates have completed all of the minimum requirements listed in the 120's of the Standards and Competencies. These requirements include the completion of music-thanatology training, including completing the research paper/project, completion of clinical training including fifty supervised vigils under a certified music-thanatologist with written narratives and participation in clinical reviews, and demonstrated proficiency of basic shared thematic pieces of music.

Only those with complete applications (both the first and second packets) received by the stated deadlines will be eligible for interviews. Applications are complete only after all materials are received and determined to be complete by the Certification Team, and after your certification fee has been paid. It is advisable for all candidates (and in particular for candidates needing to make travel arrangements to your interview) to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to allow time for your application to be reviewed and, if needed, for you to submit additional materials. Submitting materials in advance of the deadline would also ensure some extra leeway for you in case unexpected delays occur. The deadlines established are firm. If your materials are not complete by the deadlines established, please submit your materials to us when you are able, with the understanding that you will be considered for the next interview cycle.

Submitting your application by the deadline is not a guarantee that you will be able to interview during your selected timeframe. We will have a maximum of four certification interviews each interview weekend and will fill the spots on first-come, first-served basis, based on when applications are determined to be complete by the Certification Team.

For the March 18-19 interviews, the deadline for the first packet will be November 4, 2016, and the deadline for the second packet will be December 16, 2016. 

We anticipate offering MTAI certification interviews in the fall of 2017, place and date to be determined, likely in conjunction with the MTAI conference.

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MTAI Certification Interviews- September 6 & 7, 2017

Interviews will be held in Spokane, WA in conjunction with the Annual MTAI Conference

September 06, 2017



We welcome applications for MTAI certification after candidates have completed all of the minimum requirements listed in the 120’s of the Standards and Competencies. These requirements include the completion of music-thanatology training, including completing the research paper/project, completion of clinical training including fifty supervised vigils under a certified music-thanatologist with written narratives and participation in clinical reviews, and demonstrated proficiency of basic shared thematic pieces of music.

Only those with complete applications (both the first and second packets) received by the stated deadlines will be eligible for interviews. Applications are complete only after all materials are received and determined to be complete by the Certification Team, and after your certification fee has been paid.  It is advisable for all candidates (and in particular for candidates needing to make travel arrangements to your interview) to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to allow time for your application to be reviewed and, if needed, for you to submit additional materials. Submitting materials in advance of the deadline would also ensure some extra leeway for you in case unexpected delays occur.  The deadlines established are firm.  If your materials are not complete by the deadlines established, please submit your materials to us when you are able, with the understanding that you will be considered for the next interview cycle.

Submitting your application by the deadline is not a guarantee that you will be able to interview during your selected timeframe. We will have a maximum of four certification interviews each interview weekend and will fill the spots on first-come, first-served basis, based on when applications are determined to be complete by the Certification Team.

For the September 6-7 interviews, the deadline for the first packet will be May 5, 2017 and the deadline for the second packet will be June 16, 2017. 

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MTAI Conference, Voicing Sacred Secrets, September 7-9, 2017

Providence Center for Faith and Healing, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA

September 07, 2017
Friday through Sunday, September 7-9. 2017

MTAI Conference, September 7-9, 2017: Voicing Sacred Secrets
The Music-Thanatology Association International Conference will be held at Providence Center for Faith and Healing, at Sacred heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA this year.

Associate (formerly known as Student) Members and Friend Members are welcome to come to all sessions except the Business Meeting on Friday afternoon, which is for Full-Members only.  Our keynote speaker is Sondra Barrett, PhD. We will also have a panel discussion to bring out the distinctions between music therapy and music-thanatology, and Mary Sims will lead two session to make us sing better-ish.Sr. Vivian will start out Friday on the topic of the Angel of the Work, followed by Panel Discussions/ Round tables.  The closing ritual will take place on Sunday after a rousing bit of singing in the chapel.

If you would like to attend the conference, but are not yet a member of the MTAI, please click the contact link in the menu to the left, or CLICK HERE to inquire about membership level requirements and fees ($40 for Friends or $30 for Associates, plus $275 for the conference).

If you are already a member, please click the Members’ Area link to the left, or CLICK HERE to register and pay for the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: The cost of the conference includes all the sessions, as well as meals and snacks for the entire weekend. Lodging is on your own, but suggestions can be found on the registration page.

2017 MTAI CONFERENCE:
Voicing Sacred Secrets

 

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, September 7th, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 pmWelcome Supper and Singing at the home of Catharine Scherer 201 West Sumner, Spokane, WA 99204
FRIDAY, September 8th, 20178
Providence Auditorium at Sacred Heart Medical Center (1/2 block south of the main building, across from the Madisson Inn)
8:15 - 8:45 am Registration, Light Breakfast, and Harp Tuning
9:00 - 9:45 am Opening Ritual  Donna/Catharine/Raya
9:45 - 9:55 am Welcome  Elaine C/Catharine/Donna/
9:45 - 9:55 am Introduction of Sandra Barrett, PhD.  Donna
Musical offering provided by
10:00 - 12:00 pmSession I Round  Sondra Barrett, PhD Competency: Professional
12:00 - 1:00 pm Catered Lunch, Providence Auditorium
1:00 pm Musical offering provided by
1:05 - 3:00 pmSession II  Sondra Barrett, PhD Competency: Professional
3:00 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pmMusical offering provided by
4:05 - 6:00 pmSession III  Sondra Barrett, PhD Competency: Professional
6:00 pm Dinner on your own.
SATURDAY, September 9th, 2017
Providence Auditorium at Sacred Heart Medical Center
7:00 am Authentic Movement Catharine either my house or PCFH Murphy Room
8:00 am Light breakfast
Music offering by_______
9:00 - 11:00 am Session 1 Singing with Mary Sims
11:00 - 11:30 am Break
Music offering by________
11:30 - 1:00 pm Panel: Distinctions between Music Therapy and Music-Thanatology Dia Walker/Kat Hollowell
1:00 pm Lunch Providence Auditorium
2:30 pmMusic offering by________
2:35 - 4:00 pm Business Meeting (Full members only) Competency: Professional
Music offering by________
4:00 - 6:00 pm Session 2 with Mary Sims
6:45 pm Banquet Davenport Hotel PHOTOS
SUNDAY, September 10th, 2017
Providence Auditorium at Sacred Heart Medical Center
8:00 am Authentic Movement Catharine Scherer
9:30 - 10:25 am Brunch Served
10:30 amMusical offering by
10:35 - 12:30 pm Singing in the Chapel
12:45 - 1:15 pmClosing Ritual   Donna/Raya/Catharine
1:15 pmAdjourn
Bios-
Sondra Barrett, PhD.
Mary Sims,

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