Ethics and Human Rights: Peeling Back the Layers
with Natasha Thomas, PhD, MT-BC
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Whether we are aware of it or not, we are frequently faced with ethical situations related to human rights. When developing cultural sensitivity, it is helpful to have a guide to assist you. In this music therapy ethics CMTE, the instructor provides a 5-step framework to explore human rights and ethics, and gives you tools and steps that will assist you in becoming a more competent, compassionate professional.
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About the Instructor
Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC is a Board Certified Music Therapist and the Clinical Coordinator of Music Therapy at Loyola University New Orleans. She received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from the University of North Dakota (UND), holds a masters degree in special education (also from UND, with an emphasis on visual impairment), and is currently pursuing a PhD in expressive arts therapies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Natasha has served on the Midwest and Southeastern Regional Boards of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in various committee positions, most recently as the Southeastern representative on the Diversity & Multiculturalism Committee. She is the instructor of Music Therapy with the Blind and Deaf, and is additionally interested in the cultural competency of music therapists and the ways in which the profession can most effectively be advocating for clients’ human rights. Her current research focus is on school-aged English Language Learners (ELLs), and the impact of music improvisation on social self-efficacy.
“[Natasha is] A woman who leads with compassion and power, who inspires you to look within and learn, who believes in the power of people to affect change.”
“[Natasha is] A woman dedicated to challenging systems of oppression and empowering people through civic engagement and relationship building.”
“Would I recommend this course? Yes, Natasha is very well versed in the area…she “knows her stuff!”
“Natasha has a beautiful speaking voice and listening to the videos was very pleasant as well as vastly informative! I feel I have gained a solid background of crucial information, making it easier for me to step out of my comfort zone and expand my practice!”
“Natasha presented so much information and shared her wealth of knowledge on how to work with blind and deaf, in a way that a using textbook would be far inadequate. I was very impressed with the amount of information she shared. This was a fantastic course and heightened my awareness and desire to work with the blind and deaf communities.”
CBMT Relationship: Ethics and Human Rights: Peeling Back the Layers with Natasha Thomas, PhD, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. MusicTherapyEd.Com, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.