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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Supreme Court Ruling Increases Scope of Special Education Rights
The United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in an 8-0 unanimous decision, to expand the scope of rights for students with disabilities.
Monday, March 20, 2017
President's FY2018 Budget
On March 16, 2017, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget blueprint. The President’s budget proposes cuts to many programs and the elimination of entire agencies. Please note that the President's budget request is a first step in a very long budget process.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
AMTA-Pro Podcast: Unanticipated Findings of Pilot Study
Sheri Robb and Amanda Henley discuss research and clinical practice implications of pilot study findings and details about the continuation of this study with research funded by a $1.4 million National Institutes of Nursing Research grant. This latest research project studies the effect of play interventions, such as active music engagement and storybook programs, on health outcomes in young children ages 3 to 8 undergoing chemotherapy treatment and their parents.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
March 2017 - Healthcare Legislation in Congress
On March 6, 2017, the U.S. House Republican leadership introduced Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement budget reconciliation bills in the Ways and Means (W&M) and Energy and Commerce (E&C) committees. Both bills collectively are known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
AMTA-Pro Podcast: Florence Tyson: Music Therapy Visionary
Florence Tyson was a trailblazing music therapist who began her work in the 1950s. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, three of Florence’s colleagues - Ken Aigen, Christopher Bandini, and Jeffrey Friedberg - share compelling stories about their work at the CARC, and about the significant impact of CARC and Florence Tyson on the lives of scores of individuals with mental illness as well as on the staff and community.
Monday, February 27, 2017
AMTA Announces Social Media Coordinator
The American Music Therapy Association welcomes Kimberly Bell, MT-BC in her expanded role as Social Media Coordinator.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Outcome of 2012 AMTA Clinician Based Research Award
Research on the use of music therapy for post-operative pain management conducted by Kirsten Nelson, MA, MT-BC, Mary Adamek, PhD, MT-BC and Charmaine Kleiber, PhD, RN, FAAN is available in the latest edition of Pain Management Nursing. The American Music Therapy Association provided funding for this project through the 2012 Clinician Based Research Award.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
NIH Workshop Paves Way for Increased Music Therapy Research
The National Institutes of Health, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and renowned soprano, Renée Fleming, launched a new partnership with an historic research workshop, “Music and the Brain: Research Across the Lifespan,” on January 26-27, 2017. Attended by some 100 participants, the NIH workshop included 25 panelists--leading neuroscientists and clinicians, 8 of whom were music therapists.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6th Annual Social Media Advocacy Month
Dozens of music therapy bloggers and podcasters successfully spread the word about music therapy advocacy through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube blogs, and podcasts. Their work contributes to a national project facilitated by AMTA and CBMT as part of the joint AMTA-CBMT State Recognition Operational Plan. The January 2017 project theme centered on how music therapists can incorporate a spirit of mindfulness to their advocacy efforts.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Call for Proposals: 2017 AMTA Annual Conference
Proposal submissions for the 2017 AMTA annual conference are now being accepted. Mark your calendars for the AMTA 2017 Conference, "A Mindful Approach to Music Therapy." The Opening Session begins November 16 at 7:00 pm.