ONLINE - Neurologic Music Therapy – Weekly on Thursdays until April 7, 2022

Neurologic Music Therapy for movement disorders

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is the evidence-based practice that makes use of standardized musical exercises that can be applied to areas of functioning including cognition, motor skills & communication.

NMT classes will be offered by student music therapists at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, over Zoom groups, for 45 minutes with a 5-minute break.

Date: Weekly on Thursdays from October 7, 2021 to April 7, 2022

Time: 6 PM – 7 PM Eastern Time

Location: Virtual / Zoom

To registeremail: dystoniatoronto@gmail.com

Virtual Neurological Music Therapy was formerly offered by:

Nicholas Scott BFA, CBMT (MTA, Neurologic Music Therapist), is a Music Therapist Accredited (MTA) through the Canadian Association of Music Therapy (CAMT).  Nicholas’ passion for music and supporting others in their lives grew since he was a child.  He always enjoyed singing and later went to study music. In July of 2020, he wrote and his board certification exam and attained his accreditation. After his accreditation, he underwent further training in Neurologic Music Therapy to better understand music’s effects on the human neurologic system and became accredited as a Neurologic Music Therapist as well. He believes that music inherently is therapeutic and engaging in music holds many benefits. He is well versed in how to apply music to support people in different areas of functioning including cognitive, motor, communication, and emotional realms.

 

Meeting/Session Regulations

Code of Conduct

During this online session, it is the responsibility of all of participants and hosts to create and maintain a welcoming and accepting environment. All participants and hosts are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Meeting Code of Conduct.

The Meeting Code of Conduct is the expectation that participants and hosts will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with generally accepted standards of behaviour, DMRF Canada regulations and policies, and in compliance with federal, provincial and municipal laws. Unacceptable standards of behaviour include dressing inappropriately, using inappropriate or disrespectful language, inappropriate or disrespectful gestures.

Privacy

If you do not wish to be seen or heard, please keep your camera or microphone turned off. Participants joining by phone will have their phone numbers masked for privacy. Please refrain from sharing any confidential information during the session. 

Limits of Confidentiality

Personal information regarding the client and sessions will remain confidential between the client, the student music therapist(s), the practicum supervisor, and practicum coordinator.

Sessions may be discussed in practicum setting between student music therapist(s), practicum supervisor and practicum coordinator, and the professor and students in Clinical Practicum MUS7404/MUS4112. In this case, personal information regarding client will remain confidential.

The practicum supervisor may attend Neurologic Music Therapy sessions for the purposes of overseeing the student music therapist(s) training and delivery of service.

There may be instances where the student music therapist(s) will be required to disclose information, such as the following:

  1. If there is reason to believe that the client is in danger of harming themselves or someone else.
  2. If there is reason to believe that a child or vulnerable persons has been or is likely to be harmed, the appropriate agency or authorities will be notified.
  3. If there is reason to believe the client may be a victim of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, the appropriate agency or authorities will be notified.
  4. If release of records is in compliance with a court order, subpoena, or requirement of an act or regulation of Canada.
  5. When exceptional or emergency situations require consultation with another professional.

 

Correspondence

All correspondence between the student music therapist(s) and client will take place via email.

Should the client have further questions or concerns regarding Neurologic Music Therapy services, [lease contact the student music therapist(s) supervisor or practicum coordinator.

Cancelled or Missed Sessions

The student music therapist(s) requires 24 hours notice from client through email for any cancellations or changes to session time. Efforts will be made to reschedule the session within the same week.

The client requires 24 hours notice from student music therapist(s) through email for any cancellations or changes to session time. Efforts will be made to reschedule the session within the same week.

Exceptions to cancellation and rescheduling, such as an unforeseen emergency outside of the client or student music therapist(s) control, will be at the discretion of the student music therapist(s) and the supervisor.

Recording of Sessions

Sessions will be recorded for the purposes of the student music therapist(s) and clinical demonstrations during presentations. This is in accordance with the “Online Neurologic Music Therapy Consent Form” or “Video Recording Neurologic Music Therapy Consent Form (in person)”.

Engagement

All questions during a presentation should be asked through the chat panel unless otherwise stated. Inappropriate or disrespectful language in the chat panel or on video or audio will not be tolerated. The host/co-hosts reserve the right to remove anyone who does not behave accordingly.

By entering the meeting, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms above