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Music Therapy CMTE & Other Courses:
The Anti-Oppressive (AOP) L.O.U.D Program

Course Overview: Self-Study- 14 CMTE Credits (3 for Ethics)

Learning about anti-oppressive practice requires a willingness to acknowledge inequity. Taking action and putting that knowledge into practice takes courage and accountability. This course is all about finding the courage to take action in the most authentic way possible. LOUD is an acronym for Learn and Lean In, Override discomfort, Use your voice to unify, and Determine your unique Call to Action. Let's get LOUD together! This opportunity fulfills 3 credits towards the CBMT ethics requirement.

1) To review core Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) themes and concepts   I. Referral, Assessment, Interpretation of Assessment and Treatment Planning:
C. Interpret Assessment Information and Communicate Results

1. Consider the presence of bias in information from available sources.
4. Acknowledge therapist’s bias and limitations in interpreting assessment information (e.g., cultural differences, clinical orientation).
2. Conduct oneself in an authentic, ethical, accountable, and culturally sensitive manner that respects privacy, dignity, and human rights in all settings including social media, marketing, and advertising.
III. Treatment Implementation and Documentation
A. 3 a-e Recognize how the following theoretical frameworks inform music therapy practice:
a. behavioral.
b. biopsychosocial.
c. cognitive.
d. holistic.
e. humanistic/existential.
4. Utilize the following music therapy approaches to inform clinical practice:
a. behavioral.
b. community music therapy.
c. culture-centered.
d. developmental.
e. health and wellness.
f. humanistic.
g. improvisational.
j. psychodynamic
V. Professional Development and Responsibilities
B. Professional Responsibilities

11. Examine one’s own assumptions, values, and biases.
2) To develop an action plan with individual AOP goals and objectives   V. Professional Development and Responsibilities:
A. Professional Development

1. Assess areas for professional growth, prioritize, and establish plan of action.
2. Integrate current research and literature in music therapy and related disciplines.
B. Professional Responsibilities
1. Adhere to the CBMT Code of Professional Practice.
2. Conduct oneself in an authentic, ethical, accountable, and culturally sensitive manner that respects privacy, dignity, and human rights in all settings including social media, marketing, and advertising.
5. Practice within scope of education, training, and abilities.

Accessing the Course Materials

All video lecture presentations will be available to participants on a private YouTube channel and the assignment forms and other documents will be shared in a Google Drive. Once a participant registers for the course they will be granted access to the private YouTube channel and google drive by means of their email address. Course videos and all course materials are strictly for the use of enrolled CBMT & course participants, and not to be sold, distributed, copied or shared in any form.


There will be 4 assignments. Students will email these to the instructor.

  1. Reflection Course Workbook – The course workbook will consist of reflection questions in alignment with the course videos and learning content in addition to blank spaces for note taking.
  2. Action Plan – The action plan will be a measure of accountability for participants to put the course content into action in an authentic and meaningful way for them and their practice. It will be a template for participants to input their goals and objectives relative to the learning content and develop an accountability measure/agreement.
  3. Recording Project – The course instructor has chosen a song for the participants to learn and reflect on. After a brief period of objective and subjective reflection through lyric analysis, the participants will audio record themselves singing to the song (with guided instructions and a conducting video from the instructor).
  4. CTA Plan & Accountability Agreement


  • Fee: $140 USD for professionals & $110 for students.

    *Students who want to register please contact Amy directly.

  • Certificate
    Upon completion of the course and assignments, participants will receive a certificate stating they have earned 14 CMTE credits.
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy
    Students may request a full refund minus a $10 USD administration fee within 15 days of ordering the course, provided they have not accessed the course materials. Once a student has accessed any of the course materials there is no refund.
  • Statement of Relationship
    The AOP L.O.U.D Program is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 14 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The [CBMT Approved Provider Notes By Amy, P-104] maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.