Conservatory Music Therapy Faculty Dawn Iwamasa and Amy Robertson Present at Conference

UMKC Conservatory Music Therapy faculty Dawn Iwamasa Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, and Amy Robertson Director of Music Therapy and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, presented papers at the online version of the 2020 Midwestern Region Conference of the AMTA, April 18–19, 2020. Here are their presentation abstracts:

The ABC’s of Writing Effective Progress Notes within Common Clinical Documentation Formats
Amy Robertson, Ph.D., MT-BC; Dawn Iwamasa, Ph.D., CCLS, MT-BC 
Documentation is pertinent throughout the treatment process and is a Standard of Clinical Practice in music therapy. One area of documentation includes clinical progress notes, which can be formatted in various ways: SOAP, DAR, DARP, DART, DAROP, etc. Learn how to construct clinical progress notes using the aforementioned configurations for various clinical settings within music therapy. Progress note examples from music therapy sessions and related disciplines will be presented. 

The Opioid Epidemic: Evidence-Based Practice, Policy, and Research in Music Therapy
Dawn A. Iwamasa, Ph.D., CCLS, MT-BC
The opioid crisis is the largest drug epidemic in American history and music therapy can provide treatment options. This presentation will review evidence-based practices in medical music therapy and addictions treatment, policy implications affecting music therapy funding, and future research needs.


Published: Apr 27, 2020