1.    Q: What is Bio-guided Music Therapy?
A: Bio-guided Music Therapy is the use of real-time physiological to inform live music therapy intervention.

2.    Q: How does Bio-guided Music Therapy differ from traditional music therapy?
A: By using the client’s own physiological data in the moment, the music therapist may modify the music and verbal cues being delivered in light of clinical goals.  It may be helpful to think of the music and the data as “co-therapists”.

3.    Q: What are the objectives of this certification course?
A:   learner Objectives are as follows:
1.    Participants will become acquainted with fundamental principles of Bio-guided Music therapy (BGMT). By the end of the course, learners will be able to differentiate BGMT from other music therapy models and understand how it fits into the larger model of medical music therapy. CBMT scope of practice: 4.A.2
2.    Participants will design and experience interventions using real-time physiological data in conjunction with sampled music and live music improvisation. CBMT scope of practice: 2.A.3.a,d,e
3.    Participants will be bale to conduct a psycho-physiological profile with a music la component.
4.    Participants will be able conduct a Bio-guided Imagery with individualized music

4. Q.  Who will benefit from this course?
A.  Music therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Recreation and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and others interested in the use of music for healing.

5. Q.  What is the duration of the Level 1 course?
A.  This is a 2 day training offering 12 CMTEs (continuing music therapy educational credits) from Expressive Therapy Concepts.  These credits have reciprocity with NBCC for national certified counselors and ADTA dance therapists.

6. Q. Who is Expressive Therapy Concepts?
A. Expressive Therapy Concepts is a U.S. non-profit educational 501 C(3) organization that has been delivering quality music and arts therapy educational programs and conferences since 1993.  Expressive Therapy Concepts is a pre-approved provider of CMTE credits by the National Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).

7.  Q. What is the meaning of the terms such as Electrodermal and HRV?
A.  Electrodermal activity refers to skin resistance to a minute and imperceptible electrical current, also known as Galvanic Skin Response.  HRV refers to Heart Rate Variability.  HRV may be calculated in a number of different ways, and serves as an indicator of the difference in time between consecutive heart-beats.  Increased HRV correlates with healthy metrics.

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