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Friday, December 2, 2016
Remember AMTA in Your Year End Giving Plans
During this season, we all support causes that are important to us. Please join AMTA for the 2017 calendar year and/or make a tax deductible donation if you are able. Your support makes our mission - increasing awareness of music therapy's benefits and ensuring that those who need music therapy get quality services - possible! Click to go to the online store & purchase membership or make a donation today! Just choose your category under "Shop for" and select the member type or fund you desire.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Support Music Therapy Just By Shopping Online
Shop online this holiday season and throughout the year with Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the American Music Therapy Association. Click to find out how.
Monday, November 21, 2016
AMTA Reaffirms Dedication to its Mission and Non-discrimination
Moving Forward: Supporting Our Clients and Quality Music Therapy Services in Times of Change
Monday, October 17, 2016
AMTA Awards Grant to Swedish Medical Center Foundation
The Wilson Trust Music Therapy Project, a project of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), is pleased to announce the awarding of a $56,875 matching grant to Swedish Medical Center Foundation for its music therapy initiative to increase music therapy services at the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) and the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center (MS Center).
Monday, October 17, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast:Generalizing Music Therapy to Home Life
In this AMTA-Pro podcast, experienced music therapy clinician Ronna Kaplan discusses time‐tested and “family‐approved” areas of concentration in music therapy sessions that then translate and transfer to home. The case examples covers three areas of focus that arise daily for individual music therapy clients and their families and caregivers, i.e., music therapy for learning, for living, and for the love of music. AMTA-pro is a benefit of current membership in AMTA.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
New AMTA E-course: Medical Music Therapy
AMTA is pleased to announce the launch of the new AMTA E-course, "Medical Music Therapy: Building a Program" presented by Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC. Information presented in this e-course in conjunction with the research literature and available resources provides a solid platform necessary to develop or expand a music therapy program in a medical setting as well as the opportunity to earn 3 CMTE credits from the American Music Therapy Association (CBMT Approved Provider #P-051).
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Call for Applications: Clinician-Based Grant Award Program
The American Music Therapy Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2016-2017 Clinician-Based Grant (CBG). The CBG program supports applied research grants in music therapy with funding up to $5,000.
Monday, September 12, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Can Music Support Emotion Regulation Development?
Emotion Regulation (ER) development occurs in early childhood. Music therapists encounter many clinical populations who experience barriers to healthy ER development for a variety of reasons. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Dr. Kimberly Sena Moore reports results from a mixed methods feasibility study exploring the impact of a music‐based intervention on ER development.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Senate Hearing 25th Anniversary
On August 1, 1991, "Forever Young: Music and Aging" was heard before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. The hearing included testimony by music therapists, musicians, physicians, legislators, and clients in support of music therapy. Click to read highlights and memories of this historic event.
Monday, July 25, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Funding Music Therapy through Philanthropy
Based on their experience in successfully funding and expanding a pediatric hospital-based music therapy program through philanthropy, Dr. Annie HeiderscheIt and Jana Koppula are particularly aware of the importance of understanding the complex aspects of donor relationships in order to build and maintain a philanthropically funded program.