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 a pioneer in the field of clinical music, Laurie Riley, CMP. It was accredited by the  National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) in 2008 and reaccredited in 2012.  Dee Sweeney, CCM directed the program from 2007 to 2015 until selling the program to Mary Stevens, CCM, an active therapeutic musician and Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Practitioner.  Our mentors are certified therapeutic musicians who bring over many years of collective experience in the field from various backgrounds.

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 at a reasonable cost with no required meeting times or travel. While students work independently to complete the course, they are not alone. They receive personalized support from an experienced mentor and the program director. Recorded conferences calls provide expanded educational opportunities on multiple topics to students and graduates of the program.

Come explore the world of therapeutic music and be a healing presence to those in need.

                                                         ——Mary Stevens, Program director

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