About Us

National Standards Board for Therapeutic MusiciansWelcome to the Clinical Musician Certification Program website.

Mission Statement
We will offer high quality and accessible therapeutic musician training and certification for beginning and skilled musicians.

About our program
The Clinical Musician Certification Program was developed in 2002 by Laurie Riley, CMP, one of the pioneers in the field of clinical music. In 2008, it was one of four therapeutic musician training programs accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM), and the Program was reaccredited in 2012.  Dee Sweeney, CCM has directed the program since 2007 and brings her experience as a clinical musician, life-long musician, trainer and learning strategies specialist to the program. Our mentors are certified therapeutic musicians who bring over 15 years of collective experience in the field.

The Clinical Musician Certification Program is an independent study program that leads to certification as a therapeutic musician, with the title Certified Clinical Musician (CCM). The program has students and graduates throughout the United States, Canada and several overseas countries. The course is appropriate for beginning and skilled musicians alike who want the flexibility of self-paced independent study with no required meeting times or travel. While students work independently to complete the course, they are not alone. They receive personalized support from me and our team of experienced mentors and through participation in scheduled conference calls and internet discussion groups.

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