Professional Development Committee
Professional Development Committee Mission
The mission of our Professional Development Committee is to support our members through high-quality professional development to maintain The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Specifically, the PD committee:
- creates professional development opportunities through conference presentations, special educational advancement offerings and refresher courses, and
- addresses the continuing education certification documentation needs for GIM practitioners.
AMI – Continuing Education Credits
Due to changes in reciprocity between the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), AMI will no longer offer CEs accepted by NBCC for Counselors. We understand that this change will impact some AMI Members and The AMI Professional Development committee encourages members whom are affected by this change to contact the relevant professional organization or licensure board for more information regarding the ways one might earn CE credits for participation in AMI sponsored educational events.
AMI is an approved provider with the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and at this time will continue to offer Continuing Music Therapy Education credits approved by CBMT.
Professional Development Materials
The PD Committee and the Ethics Committee are currently reviewing all materials and processes that had previously been available for pre-approved continuing education credit to AMI members.
At the end of this review the PD committee will make recommendations to the Leadership Circle regarding PD Materials offered by AMI and the procedures that will need to be followed, regarding any materials.
Professional Development Opportunities
If you are interested in posting events, presentations, and workshops that will facilitate the continuing education of AMI fellows, please contact Maureen Hearns., Professional Development Chair. We will be developing a calendar for these opportunities to be posted on this web page.
Meet the Professional Development Committee
- Professional Development Chair: Maureen Hearns, MA, MT-BC, FAMI
- Dawn Miller
- Kathleen Murphy
- Aaron K. Teague