Multicultural Training: Music as an Acculturation Strategy

Are we prepared for increasingly diverse clients? Insufficient understanding of a client's culture can lead to misunderstanding his/her needs or an inaccurate assessment of the client. Thus, it is critically important for the health care professional/student to be informed about multicultural considerations in their work and to be able to utilize cross-cultural skills. Multicultural training helps to serve immigrant families in a culturally informed way. Music is an effective way to increase cultural awareness, enhance cognitive-emotional flexibility, and learn about diverse cultures (Kim, 2010).

This workshop will present acculturation strategies while also introducing coping skills and ways to prevent acculturative stress through music. No prerequisite musical skills are required. This workshop is designed for the professional or student who works with immigrants in a health field. Participants will learn culturally specific meanings of music, health, music therapy, and healing. Cross-cultural intervention skills for working with immigrant families will also be demonstrated.

Conference Brochure To receive a conference brochure please call 516-678-5000 ext. 6483 or email:

Location The program will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room located on the second floor of the Wilbur Arts Center on the Rockville Centre campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Click here for directions to the campus and a campus map.

Continuing Education Credit (CMTE) Multicultural Music Therapy Training is approved by the Certification board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National board for certified Counselors (NBCC). Molloy College maintains re-sponsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Continuing Education Credit (Nursing) Molloy College, Continuing Education Department, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program is approved for 4 contact hours.

Registration Online registration is available by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking "Enroll Yourself". You may also phone in your registration by calling 516-678-5000 ext. 6206 with your MasterCard, Visa or purchase order information. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here and then follow the directions.

Tuition Rates:
Regular Registration, 4/3 - 6/3/11: $40
Late registration, after 6/3 or at the door: $50
Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID): No Charge (students must register by 6/2/11)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID): $20 (students must register by 6/2/11)

Questions? If you should have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Louis J. Cino at: 516-678-5000 ext. 6357 or by email at:   

Code: 11SMTC2000A
Dates:June 9, 2011
Meets:Th from 9:00 AM to 2:10 PM, 1 session
Instructor:Seung-A Kim
Fee: $50.00  Fee Breakdown

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