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Thursday, July 23, 2015
2015 Conference Preliminary Program
The Official Preliminary Program for the AMTA 2015 Annual Conference is now available online. Get the latest conference scoop, including scheduled concurrent sessions, CMTE courses, special intensive training courses, trending topics and meeting schedule. Don't miss your chance to save on attending the biggest music therapy event of the year; register before August 3, for early rates!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
President Obama welcomed 150 guests to a grand ADA celebration and press conference on July 20th. AMTA Executive Director, Andi Farbman, and her husband, Robert Burgdorf were among the guests at the White House celebration.
Monday, July 20, 2015
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Defining the Therapeutic Function of Music
In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Dr. Deanna Hanson-Abromeit overviews an article published in Music Therapy Perspectives, Volume 33, “A Conceptual Methodology to Define the Therapeutic Function of Music.” The article proposes an ante-hoc worksheet to articulate the Therapeutic Function of Music (TFM) Plan.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
MTR 2025 Progress Report
On July 16, 2015, nearly 60 music therapists and half a dozen guests from partner-organizations gathered to discuss guidance for research in music therapy. This innovative and interesting research symposium, “IMPROVING ACCESS AND QUALITY: MUSIC THERAPY RESEARCH 2025,” included an array of topics designed to stimulate conversation and input to offer recommendations and guidance for future research to advance the profession of music therapy forward.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Music Therapy Matters, Vol 18, No 2 Published
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 18, Number 2 is now available for current AMTA members at www.musictherapy.org.
Monday, July 6, 2015
New AMTA E-course: Music Therapy Intern Supervision
AMTA is pleased to announce the launch of "Music Therapy Intern Supervision: A Training E-course for Intern Supervisors." This new AMTA E-course was developed by Jane Creagan and AMTA’s Association Internship Approval Committee.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Music Therapy License in Oregon Signed Into Law
AMTA and CBMT are excited to announce that, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon signed into law HB 2796. This legislation creates a music therapy license in Oregon through the Health Licensing Office. Many thanks to the members of the Oregon Task Force (Jodi Winnwalker-Chair, Lillieth Grand, Dawn Iwamasa, Laura Beer, Chris Korb, Ted Owen, Melissa Potts, and Adam Young) and to all the music therapists in Oregon for their work, dedication, and advocacy for this legislation.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Impact Factor Increase for Journal of Music Therapy
AMTA is proud to announce the increased impact factor for the Journal of Music Therapy. The 2014 Impact Factor number is 1.185!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Recommended Best Practices for Collaborations with “Music & Memory” Programs
AMTA Celebrates Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month by Recommending Best Practices for Collaborations with “Music & Memory” Programs
Thursday, June 11, 2015
New AMTA-pro podcast: Music Therapy @ The Bridge
Tune in to Music Therapy @ The Bridge with Kamica King, Jennifer Ayers-Moore, and Sam Merton who discuss homelessness, homeless recovery services and how music therapy is used at a homeless recovery center in downtown Dallas. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA.
Monday, June 8, 2015
2015 Conference Registration Now Open
Join us in Kansas City, MO for “Music Therapy: A Continuum of Growth” for opportunities to network, get continuing education credits, make some music and enjoy Kansas City. The Opening Session of the Conference begins Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 pm, followed by over 180 concurrent sessions, networking opportunities, exhibits and special events till Sunday, November 15th. Register Early and Save!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Professional Competencies Comparison Document Available
In November 2013, the AMTA Assembly of Delegates passed a revision of the Professional Competencies. This revision includes 3 new competencies as well as streamlined music foundation competencies. Due to the new competencies, the Assembly voted to make them effective on August 1, 2015. This allows academic programs and internship sites to update curriculum and documents. If it would be helpful to see the old & new side-by-side, you can find a comparison document in the AMTA member toolkit.