Auditing IMCAP-ND CMTE Course

Hi all,

I have received several requests from music therapists who would like to audit the upcoming IMCAP-ND course in Maryland. Thus, if you would like to audit the IMCAP-ND course (and do not need the CMTE credits), you can do so at a reduced registration fee. To do so, please email For general information on the course outline and learning objective, CLICK HERE.

if you have any questions please feel free to post here.




Spring 2014 Discount for IMCAP-ND Products!

Hi all,

Developmental Music Health is kicking in Spring 2014 by offering a 15% DISCOUNT  for the next 7 days on all IMCAP-ND products. Beginning today, March 18th 2014, and through March 25th, we are offering a 15% discount on all  IMCAP-ND Clinical Manuals and IMCAP-ND Rating Scale purchases. This offer will ONLY last 7 days (ending March 25th).

To receive your 15% discount, simply click on the link below, choose the product that you would like to order, and then simply enter the promotional discount code: IMCAPDIR

To place your order and to find out more about the IMCAP-ND Manual, please click HERE. 

For international orders, please click HERE.

Also, if you are interested in learning more about how to applying and integrating the IMCAP-ND into your clinical practice, check out out our upcoming IMCAP-ND CMTE courses that will be offered in Maryland, New York, and Virginia! This exciting NEW 2-day course (with post-course assignments) provides music therapists with the opportunity to EARN 35 CMTE credits!



“Using” vs “Working-In” Music in Music Therapy? Huh? Is there a Difference?


Hi all,

Just jotting down some quick notes/thoughts on a topic that continuously pops up for me as a clinician, supervisor, and educator: the concept of music being used versus music being worked in in therapyOne word treats music as a thing, and the other as a verb. For me, the differences are pretty significant, and are a critical factors in establishing my identify as a  music therapist. The purpose of this post is to flesh out some questions and encourage dialogue. These ideas, thoughts, and questions are….See the entire blog at our new home! And don;t forget to subscribe! 

IMCAP-ND CMTE Course on May 3 & 4th at Howard Community College

ContinuingEducationHi all,

I am excited t announce a NEW IMCAP-ND CMTE Course being offered at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD on May 3rd and 4th. This 2-day course offers music therapists an opportunity to earn 35 CMTE credits while also gaining an in-depth view on the practical and theoretical perspective on the IMCAP-ND. This includes musical and extra musical application, scoring techniques, data analysis, goal and report writing, and communicating results to families and professionals.  For more information please visit us at our NEW home, and be sure to subscribe to our NEW BLOG…

Is Music a Domain if its Own?

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We’ve Moved!

We-have-Moved-sign-1334841192Hi friends/colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder that this blog has moved to a new home , Developmental Music Health.  Please re-subscribe to our blog at our NEW HOME in order to continue to receive posts on music, therapy, child development, and developmental relationship perspectives! Our FaceBook Page has remained will continue to share events and updates.

Thank YOU for following us and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

All the best,


CMTE Course: IMCAP-ND Certificate Training (35 Credits)

ContinuingEducationDear Colleagues,
In collaboration with Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC (CBMT Approved Provider P-#0130), Developmental Music Health Services, LLC is offering the first IMCAP-ND Certification Training.  This training will take place Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22.  Combined with post-course assignments, this course offers 35 CMTE Credits.
Please view the full course information here: and note that the earlybird registration deadline is 1/22/13 and that we have a limited number of seats available for this course.

Watertown, CT is situated in scenic Litchfield County, CT, less than a 2 hour drive from both New York City and Albany, NY. Additional travel information is also available on our site:

For additional information call 203-394-3033 or email with any questions.


1) My Blog is Moving– Please note that this blog is moving to If you would like to continue to follow this blog, please go to and re-subscribe.

2) Website UPDATE- the Developmental Music Health website is working its way back to being functional again! ( will be hosting this blog) 

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All the best,


Developmental Music Health Website…

mic3.jpgHi all,

Just an FYI that the Developmental Music Health ( website is down.  Visually, the site appears up and running, however, the menus and links do not work. We are diligently working towards  having it up and running ASAP. I apologize for the inconvenience.

THANK YOU to those of you who contacted our office to let us know that site was down. I hope to have the site up and running ASAP. In the meantime, however, if you have inquired or are interested in any of our programs see below:

1) If you are interested in learning more about our IMCAP-ND certification training coming up in February 2014 with Connecticut Music Therapy Services please click HERE

2) If you are interested in learning more about the IMCAP-ND Overview course being offered through the Association of Indiana Music Therapy in Januray 2014 please CLICK HERE

3) If you are interested in learning more about future IMCAP-ND training courses, or if you are considering organizing and hosting a training near you please contact Olivia Nathan at

4) If you would like to purchase an IMCAP-ND Manual (includes 10 rating scale booklets) at $38 or IMCAP-ND rating scale booklets please contact Olivia Nathan at We will offer FREE SHIPPING and a 10% DISCOUNT while our website is down.-I apologize for the inconvenience.

Have a happy and healthy NEW YEAR!

All the best,


Autism & Music Therapy Research Study Recruiting for January 2014!

RebeccaAustismFlyerHi all,

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy is moving into its 3rd year of our Autism and Music Therapy Research Study.


Do You Know a Child with Autism?
The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College is recruiting children with
autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to participate in a research study investigating
developmental trajectories and intervention. The main focus of the study is to discover
whether music therapy is an effective early intervention for children with ASD.
This study is the first well-controlled effectiveness study and largest randomized
controlled trial on clinical interventions for autism to date. It is funded by the Research
Council of Norway and builds upon a collaboration of seven countries worldwide.
This study will include no-cost sessions and comprehensive diagnostic and cognitive

Who is Eligible?
• Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
• Between the ages of 4 and 7 years old
• Limited or no music therapy experience

The study is being conducted at The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College.
If you have any questions or if you would like to consider your child to participate in the study
please contact Laura DeGennaro or Dr. John
Carpente, USA Research Site Manager at

Click here for a downloadabe PDF of research details

Happy Holidays!



IMCAP-ND Certification Training for Music Therapists!!!

fun 4 4 drums6Hi all,

I’m excited to announce that my new company, Developmental Music Health Services, LLC and Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC, lead by Jennifer Sokira and Emily Bevelaqua, are teaming up to launch the first ever IMCAP-ND Certification Training! This 2-day hands on training  will take place  at Connecticut Music Therapy Services in Watertown, CT on February 21st and 22nd. This course will provide music therapists with an opportunity to earn 35 CMTE credits as well as attain IMCAP-ND Certification.  

For more information and registration CLICK HERE!


TRAINING NEAR YOU: If you are interested in having a training near you, please give us a call at 516-362-6009 or email us at . We would be happy to answer any questions.

Happy holidays!