Music Therapy Ethics and Standards: A Breakdown (3 credits)

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3 Ethics Credits      

This course provides a clear and comprehensive breakdown of music therapy ethics and the standards of practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will have:

  • completed the CBMT ethics requirement
  • participated in an independent study of ethical dilemmas and decision-making
  •  heard real-world examples and ethical discussions from other music therapists via recorded audio
  •  integrated material into a course assignment involving an experienced or
    hypothetical ethical experience

You will leave this training with the skills necessary to practice confidently and ethically!

What People Are Saying:

“I feel like all of this information is very useful to me as a MT-BC. These principles are the standards for how we practice and treat our patients and what we should use daily when making decisions.” Molly Farrar  Mt-BC

“The eight Core Values can apply to many situations.” Cheryl Henningsgaard MT-BC

” This course breaks down the specific AMTA code of ethics for easy consumption. ” Brianna K. Noe MT-BC


Learning Objectives:

Be able to evaluate 3 given ethical situations and provide possible ethical solutions based on the AMTA code of ethics.

Be able to name the 8 core values and describe how you are using them in your  practice.

Be able to name the 5 principles and provide thoughts on self improvement plans


CBMT Domain areas:

  1. Assess areas for professional growth, prioritize and establish plan of action (V.A.1)
  2. Participate in continuing education (V.A.3)
  3. Adhere to the CBMT Code of Professional Practice (V.B.1)
  4. Fulfill legal responsibilities associated with professional role (e.g., mandated reporting, release of information) (V.B.6)
  5. Practice within scope of education, training, and abilities (V.B.5)

Course Schedule

-Video 1- 25:33
-Independent study/reading code of ethics- 20 min.
-Video 2- 5:07
-Independent study- 5 min.
-Audio recording 1- 1:39
-Video 3- 3:28
-Independent study- 5 min.
-Audio recording 2- :36
-Video 4- 3:52
-Independent study- 5 min.
-Audio recording 3- 3:57
-Video 5- 2:47
-Independent study- 5 min.
-Audio recording 4- 1:32
-Video 6- 3:37
-Independent study- 5 min.
-Audio recording 5- 4:44
-Video 7- 5:45
Total Course Time [recording and independent study]: 104 minutes and 57 seconds.
Total Course Assignment time: 50 min./1 credit
Total Number of CMTE Credits: 3

2.5 clock hours


Ethics and Standards- A Breakdown is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits.The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106,  maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.


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