Detailed descriptions of the workshops

MTABC offers workshops that will build your professional resources, musically and academically. Attending these workshops will enable you to refresh, expand and explore your professional skills as well as make connections with other music therapists. We are continuously looking for ideas and suggestions for future professional development workshops and potential presenters.

These workshops are a complimentary member service available to all MTABC members. Non-MTABC members are welcome to attend at a cost of $35/workshop. CE certificates will be given upon completion of the workshop. Where possible, these workshops will be recorded and uploaded to the “Recorded workshop” area within a month.

MTABC introduced several different professionals from various backgrounds who offered us invaluable resources this past year. All of our workshops were well attended by our members and often we were at full capacity.

Our CE workshops in the Lower Mainland will help develop skills to support the growth of music therapy in BC.

Please check our website for upcoming CE workshops or if you have ideas for a workshop topic or presenters, please contact the CE workshop chair at:

If you are looking for past CE workshops and recorded workshops, please click here (membership required).

Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at an MTABC workshop!

For further details of these events, please check the Events calendar

Music Therapy CE Day in Victoria

Learn – Connect – Be Inspired

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Venue: Fisgard St. Forum, 845 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC
Time: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm

Please RSVP for this event at Eventbrite– Music Therapy Continuing Education CE Day Victoria! Free registration for MTABC members.

Program Overview:

Building Your Practice by Using your Strengths

In this workshop, we will work together to identify key opportunities to help build your practice and capitalize on your strengths. Calvin will explain what Strengths are and how they can affect our understanding of ourselves and the work that we do. He will also leave you with specific ideas on how you might use your Strengths to build your practice and expand your impact.

Calvin Black, RCC is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice. He graduated with his MA in Counselling Psychology in 2013 from the University of Victoria. He uses Narrative therapy as a primary approach to help his clients distance themselves from the influence of problems on their lives and discover preferred ways of being.  Calvin is also an ordained minister, and has been serving in his congregation for 22 years. He is married to Ceri, a schoolteacher in Victoria, and has 3 kids, Annabelle (14), Luke (11), and Dylan (9). Calvin is passionate about helping people discover their strengths and is a certified Clifton Strengthsfinder Coach.

Neurologic Music Therapy in Practice

Supriya will present on her experience using Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) in clinical practice.  She will describe hands-on application of techniques in her work with clients with brain injury and stroke.  There will be some opportunities for group participation and discussion.

Supriya Crocker, MTA, NMT is a music therapist and a music educator in Victoria, BC. Her clients range from children to seniors, dealing with cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges. Supriya is on a journey of building insight and developing her articulation to the specifics of “why” (why does music therapy work?).  She is sometimes known to get goose pimples of excitement when talking about the resounding impact that aptly used music therapy interventions have on our bodies and brains.

Music Therapy in the School Setting

This presentation will highlight work with 3-5 year olds with a wide variety of needs, in an educational/school setting working within a multi-disciplinary team. Terence will describe from his experiences music therapy and other techniques, including the use of percussion, that he employs. He will describe a typical session format, and how this is used to unleash the potential in the children he encounters.

Terence Boyd, MTA is a music therapist who graduated from Capilano University in 2010. He is a classically trained percussionist and uses the Nordoff/Robbins child-centered approach as the basis for his practice. Terence prefers improvisation and intuition in helping children recognize their individuality and build their self-esteem.