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This course is an introduction to music therapy in hospice and palliative care, and is meant to provide you with a broad information base from which you can further build your theoretical and clinical knowledge.

Full course description

This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 CMTEs.

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About the Instructor

Meganne Masko, instructor

Meganne Masko, PhD, MT-BC

Meganne Masko, MA, MT-BC is assistant professor of music therapy at the University of North Dakota where she teaches courses in music therapy, the psychology of music, and inter-professional health care. In addition to teaching, Meganne supervises advanced music therapy practicum students in a local palliative care unit.

Kind Words

“This course is a perfect primer for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on music therapy in end of life care. I previously worked for a hospice in Pasadena, CA. I wish I had taken this course back then! I now understand some aspects of hospice music therapy that I didn’t really understand back in 2010. Dr. Masko is articulate and passionate about the subject presented, and does an excellent job with organizing concepts within the course. The pace of the course and her communication style were conducing to absorbing the material. Thank you fort his informative course!”

Melinda Wilson, MT-BC

I feel more confident starting a music therapy program at a hospice facility in my area.”

Mahleah Lavin, MT-BC

“I had no hesitations upon enrolling for the course! I am re-inspired and affirmed that I would best fit in the field of hospice care. Would I recommend this? Definitely. I think that everyone would benefit from learning about hospice services, and the benefits of music therapy. Death and living is something everyone does, so this would be applicable for everyone.”

Jillian Tolman, MT-BC

Would I recommend this course? Yes, because it is a great overview of hospice music therapy, from pre-assessment to outcomes and ethical considerations. Professor Masko is excellent.”

Amy Wilson, MA, MT-BC

“I would definitely recommend this course to others. It is a good introduction and overview of the work and the work environment of a music therapist in end of life care. The course was easy to listen to and learn from. I appreciated the case studies and the instructor’s singing!”

Marc Triebwasser

“I knew this was going to be an emotional course, but I am glad that I took it. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences and for creating this course. It really helped to open my eyes to hospice care. Professor Masko had the right balance of personal experiences coupled with references and studies and renewed my affirmation of the power of music. I really enjoy the ease of taking a course such as this in my home. It allows me to take a break if things become too emotionally overwhelming, rather than having to wait for a presenter to take a break. This is heavy material, and I enjoyed being able to complete it at my own pace.”

Lindsey Griffith, MA, MT-BC

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CBMT Relationship: Music Therapy And End-Of-Life Care with Meganne Masko, PhD, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Sound Health Music, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Please view the required CBMT information.