MHTP holds a conference every other year. 

2020 Conference: June 18-20 in Boston/Cambridge, MA

We are excited to announce that MHTP will once again host its much anticipated conference in 2020. The dates of the conference are June 18-20, and we are especially excited to be partnering with Longy School of Music of Bard College to host the conference in Cambridge, MA, near Boston.

Kenny Werner, author of  Effortless Mastery,  is the MHTP 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker.

Kenny Werner, author of Effortless Mastery, is the MHTP 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker.

The 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker is Kenny Werner, author of Effortless Mastery. The 2020 Conference also features Berklee Music and Health Institute. Conference attendees will hear from researchers about recent research that the institute is involved in about live therapeutic music.

The Conference features other exciting opportunities such as Susan Wilkes, who will do a self-care presentation using body-mapping for musicians; CMP Panels involved in working in integrative medicine, research and innovative ways to find jobs; additional breakout sessions; and of course, social activities and jam sessions.

The Conference will begin the evening of Thursday, June 18, and conclude on Saturday, June 20, 5:00 PM.

Conference registration includes:

  • 20 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

  • Leading researchers and experts in music and healthcare

  • Professional networking 

  • 2 lite continental breakfast meals

  • 2 lunch meals

Early bird pricing is in effect now!

  • The early bird registration rate of $345 is available through December 31, 2019. 

  • Registration beginning January 1, 2020, through March 30, 2020, will be $420.

  • After April 1, 2020, registration will be $495. 

  • Onsite registration (if space is available) will be $595.

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities will be announced soon.

Help us make this an historic event for CMPs and MHTP, and consider supporting the $20 for 2020 Campaign.

CEU Sale in lieu of the 2018 conference

Your MHTP Directors regret that we were not able to offer you the education and camaraderie that are hallmarks of our conferences in 2018.

We know that he MHTP conferences have always been one of many ways CMPs accrue CEUs, with up to 20 CEUs awarded when they attend the entire conference. This greatly helps our graduates meet the requirement of 40 CEUs every 4 years. The Directors want to help provide an alternative to the conference for attaining CEUS, so MHTP is offering a special sale for graduates who attend any of the modules through the end of 2019. 

CMPs always pay only half price for re-taking modules, and now we are offering an even deeper discount based on the number of CEUs granted per module. For a limited time, CMPs will pay only $10.00 per CEU hour. Thus Modules 1 through 4 will cost only $150 and Module 5 only $200.  Modules 1 through 4 are worth 15 CEUs, and Module 5 is worth 20 CEUs. 

Curriculum offered in our modules has changed quite a lot in the past few years, so the other benefit is that you get new information and more in-depth understanding when you re-take modules.

See the calendar for module dates and locations, and then register for the module(s) you'd like to re-take.

2016 conference:  Navigating the Tides of Healthcare

MHTP’s 2016 Conference was held July 14 -17, 2016 at The Presentation Center➚ in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of Los Gatos, California.  MHTP had this lovely conference center to itself, including buildings, pool, spacious and interesting grounds in the redwoods, and hiking trails.

The theme, Navigating the Tides of Healthcare, was intended to inform attendees about new developments in healthcare and how it impacts use of complementary healing modalities, especially therapeutic music.  We will have conference recordings available for purchase.

You might be interested in a song composed by Ruth and Elizabeth Cunningham (PDF download) that we played and sang together at the conference.

The audio files from the 2016 conference are available in our online store. If you do not want to purchase the conference audio files online, you can mail this form with your check to order offline.

Listening to conference audio files and answering a short essay question awards a number of CEUs that are assigned depending on the length of the sessions. Download the CEU quiz here. For more information about continuing education units, go to our CEU page.