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by John Carpente


The Individual Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND) assessment was developed for individuals of all ages with neurodevelomental disorders. Improvisation and the interpersonal relationship between the client and therapist are emphasized in order to assess the individual’s communication, cognition and perception, musical interaction, and responsiveness. IMCAP-ND creator, Dr. John Carpente, facilitates this standardized, self study, 5 credit course.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the IMCAP-ND
  • Introduction of the assessment rating scales
  • Format of the assessment session
  • Procedural phases used
  • Supportive interventions
  • Scoring procedure

This course will help music therapists:

  • Increase knowledge on music centered assessments
  • Learn to identify client behaviors and learning styles
  • Identify client response to different musical styles and elements
  • Interact with clients on a musical level
  • Find full list of course objectives here


John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, has over 15 years of clinical and supervisory experience working in a variety of settings as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and program director serving a wide range of client groups with developmental, neuological, and emotional challenges. A pioneer in DIR®/Floortime™ -based music therapy, his clinical and research focus is on individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families, parent coaching, assessment, and clinical supervision. Assistant Professor of Music and Music Therapy at Molloy 
College, is the founder and executive director of The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy, founding 
clinical director of the Center for Autism and Child Development, and owner of Developmental
 Music Health Services. Read full bio here.


Product Description

When you purchase this product you will receive:

  • An MP3 file of the 60 minute, pre-recorded discussion with John Carpente
  • A PDF file of course materials

Prerequisites: You must be a Board Certified Music Therapist & purchase or own copy of book.

(You can find a copy here.)

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. Assignments will be due 30 days from the registration date.

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

Additional information:

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