|Principles of the Students, Staff and Graduates of MHTP|
|To approach our service and our study with responsible medical and musical principles in mind.|
|To approach our work in a caring manner, with the concept of service to each patient at the forefront of our intention.|
|To take advantage of continuing education and keep abreast of current research in the application of therapeutic music.|
|To distinguish "healing" from "curing".|
|To respect the distinction between ourselves as Music Practitioners and those who are licensed to do other therapeutic music work.|
|To respect the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals and to work cooperatively with them as a healing team.|
|To represent MHTP responsibly and accurately in all verbal and written interactions.|
|The Scope of Practice of the Certified Music Practitioner®|
Purpose: To define the application of live therapeutic music as it is presented in health care delivery of services by a Certified Music Practitioner(CMP)Â®: a graduate of the Music for Healing and Transition Program(MHTP), or is a student intern of MHTP.
The Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc. professionally trains and certifies musicians to provide live therapeutic music at the bedside to create a healing environment. We collaborate with healthcare facilities and community organizations to educate about, and promote research in, the effectiveness of therapeutic music in the healing process and the life/death transition.
The definitions listed below represent the Scope of Practice of a Certified Music Practitioner®.
|Public Protection Mechanism and Disclaimer|
Any person representing him or herself as a Certified Music PractitionerÂ® shall practice within the MHTP Scope of Practice as defined above and adhere to the MHTP Code of Ethics. Any complaints made by the public against the CMP should be brought to the attention of the MHTP Board of Directors for investigation and possible disciplinary action.
Any person representing him or herself as a Certified Music Practitioner® must hold the credential awarded by MHTP, an international educational certification program which is accredited through the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians.
|Music Practitioner Competencies for Certification|
|Demonstrate the ability to play or sing in tune, smoothly, with good tonality, appropriate expression and rhythm.|
|Demonstrate the ability to improvise on the modes and chord progressions. (if appropriate to the instrument)|
|Demonstrate a basic understanding of music theory.|
|Demonstrate willingness to comply with the MHTP Code of Ethics.|
|Demonstrate collegiality by listening well and cooperating in class, following directions, participating in role-plays, and supporting other students.|
|Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare protocol, etiquette, and confidentiality, as well as an ability to work harmoniously and unobtrusively with the healthcare team.|
|Demonstrate an understanding of the MHTP philosophy of service.|
|Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific basis of music as medicine.|
|Demonstrate the ability to be centered, receptive, and open to information.|
|Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of and regularly practice some form of self-care such as meditation, yoga, contemplation, journaling, Tai Chi, etc.|
|The MHTP Code of Ethics & Conduct
As a student or graduate of the Music for Healing & Transition Program, I agree to conduct myself in accordance with the following principles:
|I will conduct live therapeutic music sessions consistent with the process and curriculum as developed and taught by the Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc.|
|I will perform my work as a Certified Music Practitioner with integrity, always keeping the interest of the patient I am serving as my priority.|
|I will obtain the patient's and/or family/caregiver's permission for a therapeutic music session or obtain permission from facility staff members.|
|I will respect the patient's rights and dignity, providing therapeutic music based upon each patient's unique needs and with respect for individual patient differences.|
|I will keep my interactions with people non-exploitive and will not discriminate against any patient based-on their nationality, race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, or status.|
|I will work harmoniously with nurses, physicians, and other members of the patient's healthcare team and staff in those facilities where I serve.|
|I will hold all information shared during a therapeutic music session as confidential and uphold all HIPAA requirements. I will refrain from incorporating other healing modalities into my therapeutic music sessions unless I have the qualifications to do so and unless I have the patient's and/or the family's/caregiver's permission.|
|I will refrain from proselytizing my religious beliefs through choice of music or speech during a therapeutic music session.|
|I will refrain from discussing my personal problems or issues with those seeking my professional services.|
|I will strengthen my abilities as a Certified Music Practitioner through continuing practice, education, and mentoring from my peers.|
|I will be supportive of fellow Music Practitioners™.|
|I will not infringe upon the intellectual property of MHTP™ and will not inappropriately use any copy-written materials from the MHTP™ curriculum, nor will I teach MHTP™ copywritten materials to others.|