Music Therapy, Social Media, and YOU

I am so honored to be presenting on Music Therapy, Social Media, and YOU! at the Michigan Music Therapists’ Fall Workshop on October 15, 2017 in Ypsilanti, MI.

I’ve been a card-carrying member of the Michigan Music Therapists (MMT) since I was a music therapy student at Western Michigan University. I have served the organization in many different capacities — website coordinator, newsletter editor, Vice President, President, and currently as Past President (WHEW!). I don’t remember when I haven’t been involved with the organization, and I am so proud to be involved with being a presenter this time around.

So, here are the nitty-gritty details:

Michigan Music Therapists Fall Workshop
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm
Eastern Michigan University – Orchestra Room in the Alexander Music Building

Presenters include:
Debbie Bates, MMT, MT-BC
Julie Palmieri, MM, MT-BC

Professional music therapists may earn 6 CMTE credits (includes 3 ethics credits) for participating in the workshop.

Technology, specifically social media, has evolved at an astonishing rate and changed the way music therapists conduct business with each other, their clients, and the public. How should a music therapist respond to a Facebook friend request from a client? Is it okay to publish testimonials on a business website? Can client pictures be used as part of a go-fund-me campaign? This presentation will consider the ethical implications of social media and marketing in a digital era, such as dual relationships, compromise of client confidentiality, and risk of exploitation. Attendees will also receive up-to-date information on how to build engaging social media profiles that will help them to connect with their target audience.

The full workshop information packet is available through MMT.

Click here to download the registration materials.


About Julie

Julie is a music therapist. She also has extensive website design and online marketing experience (18+ years!). Her mission is to help music therapists create, enhance, and ROCK their online presence. Julie lives in Michigan with her husband and her 2 daughters.

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