Course Schedule: Lean In

Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC Continuing Education presents:

Music Therapy Book Club: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Facilitated by Meredith R. Pizzi, MT-BC and Jennifer M. Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC

A Standardized Self Study Course

Original call: Wednesday, 10/16/13, 8PM EST

Learning Objectives:

Participants will discuss the concept of the “Imposter Syndrome” as it relates to professional growth and development and representation of the field. IV-A-1; IV-B-11; IV-B-17

Participants will discuss gender issues and life-work balance as they relate to career decision making. IV-A-1; IV-B-11

Participants will discuss the gender issues and life-work balance as they relate to leadership decisions. IV-A-1; IV-B-17

Participants will evaluate the presence of bias in the text. I-B-1

Prerequisites: Board Certified Music Therapist , purchase or own copy of Lean In- available commercially online and in bookstores.


Meredith Roman Pizzi, MT-BC, is the Founder and Director of Roman Music Therapy Services, a community music therapy agency which focuses on serving children and adults with social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and educational needs. Meredith is also the Co-Founder of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children, an organization which focuses on training music therapists, parents and early childhood professionals on using music therapy strategies and tools with young children. As the creator of Sprouting Melodies, Meredith is passionate about using our skills and strengths as music therapists to provide community programs that benefit young children and their families and incorporate our training and expertise as music therapists. Meredith presents regionally and nationally to a wide-ranging audience including parents, educators, librarians, music therapists and music therapy students. She has contributed to AMTA.Pro with a Podcast discussion about being an MT-BC and a Small Business Owner available to AMTA Members online and was the Co-Chair of the 2013 American Music Therapy Association Business Institute titled Leading the Way. In 2011, Meredith was a winner in the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition, and in 2012 and 2013, she was nominated for Awards with the Small Business Administration of Massachusetts as a micro-enterprise and a woman owned business.

Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC has been a Board Certified Music Therapist for 11 years  and her primary clinical foci are working with children with special needs and with adults in hospice/palliative care. She has authored two chapters and a published research study and has presented locally, regionally and nationally on topics including Rett Syndrome, Children with Physical Disabilities, and on various topics in music therapy business including practice building, marketing and ethics. She is the Founder and Director of  Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC which was established in 2005 and serves hundreds of individuals throughout CT. CTMTS employs several music therapists and has recently expanded to Long Island, NY. In addition, as an approved provider of continuing education, CTMTS offers in-person courses and Music Therapy Book Club self-study courses. Jennifer received her bachelors from Duquesne University and her master in music therapy from Temple University. Jennifer has served the profession of music therapy in a variety of capacities, currently as President-Elect of the New England Region and nationally on the AMTA Ethics Board.  She was the recipient of the NER Presidential Achievement Award in 2011.

Course Schedule and Format:

Music Therapy Book Club Standardized Self- Study Courses are designed to provide an in-depth learning experience based upon a music therapy or related text. Participants attend a conference call “Book Club Discussion” with the author in which further information related to the book is discussed. This is followed by self study assignments which are completed and submitted to the continuing education director. The participant may then submit all assignments to receive 5 CMTE credits.

Book Club Discussion: 100 minutes of in-depth engagement with author and material. Recorded discussion. Initial discussion takes place on DATE eastern via conference call. Those taking the course after the initial call will receive an audio download of the discussion with their course materials.

Assignments: Self Study 150 minutes of participant interaction and engagement with material as outlined in the learning objectives, completed independently by the participant encouraging in-depth integration of material with career growth, clinical practice, practical or creative applications.

5 CMTE Credits will be awarded upon completion of this course as outlined above.

Registration fee: $99 for 5 credit CMTE courses, some special discounts and offers may apply. Confirmation of call-in number and assignments will be emailed to the participant upon receipt of the course. Assignments will be due 30 days from the live call (for initial participants) or 30 days from the registration date (recording-only participants).

A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, may be provided up to 7 days prior to the live conference call for any reason.

Music Therapy Book Club: Lean In is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC #P-130 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.