MTAM 2022 Fall Conference Registration Form

Ethical Dilemmas in Trauma-Informed Music Therapy

 Presented by: Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

Distance Learning via Zoom

150 minutes

November 5, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Central Time)

Business Meeting 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Central Time)

This session will be recorded and available for further access until December 5, 2022. 

Number of CMTE Credits: 3

 (this fulfills 3 credits in ethics)


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_____$25.00 MTAM 2022 Professional Member

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_____$50.00 Non-Member

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Please register online  OR print this form and send along with a check payable to MTAM to:


Amber Stefan

2732 Boone Ave N

New Hope, MN 55427


For questions regarding the conference, please contact Amber Stefan at


Cancellation and Refund Policy:  

Refunds for cancellations are made available by written request only and must be mailed to Amber Stefan 

Full refunds cannot be made.

50% of fees will be refunded if request is postmarked by Wednesday November 2, 2022.

No refunds will be made after Wednesday November 2, 2022.

Refunds will be processed within 45 days of the conference.


Grievance Policy and Procedure:

Participants of Continuing Music Therapy Education opportunities are entitled to submit a grievance in writing to Music Therapy Association of Minnesota (MTAM) in regard to any Continuing Education event within 14 days of completing the opportunity. The MTAM Executive Board will confirm receipt of the submission within 14 days with a possible request for additional information and respond with a resolution within 30 days to the submitted grievance. The grievance will be considered on an individual basis and appropriate measures will be carried out upon agreement from the Executive Board. If the issue is not resolved, the participant has the right to appeal to the CBMT Continuing Education Committee. A copy of this policy will be provided in promotional materials for Continued Education opportunities.  

“Ethical Dilemmas in Trauma-Informed Music Therapy” presented by Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for three (3) continuing music therapy education credits. The Music Therapy Association of Minnesota (MTAM), provider #P-052, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. 



Trauma is a significant and prevalent consideration for music therapists in all clinical settings.  This 3 credit CMTE will provide a brief introduction to trauma and trauma-informed care, as well as ethical thinking and decision making.  From this framework, working in small and large groups, participants will navigate ethical dilemmas which have significant connection to clients’ trauma experiences and responses, including areas relating to systemic oppression, professional and personal competence and danger and harm.


2022 MTAM Fall Virtual Conference Agenda

Conference begins promptly at 9:00 AM


9:00 am – 9:15 am:  Introductions and Housekeeping 

9:15 am – 10:00 am:  A brief overview of trauma and trauma-informed care

10:00 am – 10:15 am: Ethical Thinking and Decision Making

10:15 am – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Dilemmas relating to systemic oppression

11:00 am – 11:30 am: Dilemmas relating to professional and personal competence

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Dilemmas relating to protection, danger and harm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Q+A and Evaluations, Business Meeting


Learner objectives:


Participants will identify reasons that the incorporation of trauma-informed care can lead to safer and ethical therapy.  CBMT I. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10
Participants will apply an ethical decision-making model to discuss trauma-related ethical dilemmas.  CBMT V B 2, 5, 10, 11, 12

Presenter Bio:

Jennifer Sokira is a Board Certified Music Therapist with more than two decades of clinical experience in multiple practice areas including developmental health, hospice, trauma-informed care, disaster response and complex PTSD.  Founding Director of Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC and former Clinical Director at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, Jen is a passionate advocate for trauma-informed awareness and training, writing and presenting on these topics regionally, nationally and internationally.  As a consultant and educator, she supports professionals and organizations who are responding to trauma and community tragedy to enhance their perspective, knowledge, and systems so they can better serve their patients and clients.

A graduate of Duquesne University (BS in Music Therapy, voice concentration) and Temple University (Master of Music Therapy) and a fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI), Jennifer has completed Levels 1 and 2 of Brainspotting as well as advanced training in Complicated Grief Treatment.  She is adjunct faculty for Alverno College’s MMT program and for Quinnipiac University’s minor in music, as well as serves as Director of Educational Programming for EnlightenCE.  She is currently serving as Vice President Elect of the American Music Therapy Association, and her past professional service includes tenure as a Past-President of the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association, and nine years as an appointed member of the AMTA Ethics Board.

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