CMTE: Labyrinth Walking in Music Therapy

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Immaculata University

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Labyrinth Walking in Music Therapy: Clinical and Self-Care Applications

A labyrinth is an ancient and modern tool for walking meditation and contemplation, and in clinical settings has been shown to reduce stress, enhance the relaxation response, and increase feelings of hope. Used in conjunction with receptive music therapy techniques, labyrinth walking can directly address many clinical areas, including psychiatric medical, rehabilitative, spiritual, and school settings. For groups, Interpersonal dynamics come alive through the act of walking together on a path, and for individuals, the labyrinth can be applied to reaching clinical goals including relaxation/stress reduction, emotion regulation, awareness and understanding of the self, and more. Furthermore, labyrinth walking can be used within a clinician’s own self-care practice as a journey of self-discovery and introspection and to prevent or manage signs and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue.

This workshop will explore the history, background and current use of the labyrinth in therapeutic practice, selecting music to meet clinical objectives, learning about the signs and symptoms of clinical burnout and the importance of self-care, engagement in labyrinth walking experiential activities, and the use of complementary music therapy techniques such as directed imagery, mandala creation, singing or improvisation in conjunction with labyrinth activities.

Course Schedule & Format

  • 9-9:30 Registration

  • 9:30-10:45 Introduction & History of Labyrinths, Clinical Applications, and Experiential

  • Break

  • 11:05-12:30 Self-Care Applications of Labyrinth Walking, Experiential, and Course Evaluation

Immaculata Students, Alumni, and current Supervisors: Free; Music Therapy Professional Community: $25; Cash or Check will be accepted on the day of the event. Please do not send payment ahead of time.


We welcome all students and professionals who are interested in deepening their skills in working experientially with music, movement, and mindfulness techniques. CMTE credits are available for board certified music therapists.

Your Presenter

Corey Olver, MAMT, MT-BC is a the Music Therapy Program Director for Immaculata University with years of experience providing music therapy for mental health populations and supervising multidisciplinary clinicians. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and Approved Clinical Supervisor from the Center for Credentialing and Education with advanced training in trauma-informed care, labyrinth walking, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Corey is passionate about the integration of mindfulness techniques into clinical practice and helping clinicians achieve balance and passion for their work. A graduate of Immaculata University’s Master of Arts in Music Therapy program, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand how labyrinth walking for individual and group can be used to complement and support music therapy interventions (CBMT Domains I.D.10, 11, 14, 15, 16)

  2. Participants will apply knowledge of receptive music experiences to labyrinth experientials to facilitate therapeutic goals (CBMT Domains II.A.1.e,h. II.B.2. II.B.5.j,q)

  3. Participants will identify signs and symptoms of burnout and/or compassion fatigue (CBMT Domain IV.A.1)

  4. Following labyrinth experiential, participants will identify ways to improve or expand their self-care practice (CBMT Domain IV.A.3,4,5)

Labyrinth Walking in Music Therapy: Clinical and Self-Care Applications is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 credits. The Immaculata University Music Department, Provider #184 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Corey Olver, CE Coordinator at 610-647-4400 x3490 or

What's the cancellation and refund policy?

If you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, please notify Corey Olver, CE Coordinator at 610-647-4400 x3490 or Cancellations will be accepted until the beginning of the event. Partial CMTE credits/refund are not available if you need to leave during the session. *Grievance Policy is available at the time of the event

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