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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
National Institutes of Nursing Research Grant for Music Therapy
In July 2016, The National Institutes of Nursing Research awarded music therapist Dr. Sheri Robb and colleagues a $1.4 million grant to study 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.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Highlights from 2016 Annual Board of Directors' Meeting
Click to read highlights of the AMTA Board of Directors' annual meeting in Sandusky, Ohio.
Friday, December 16, 2016
2016 Workforce Study Available
Valuable information about the music therapy profession can be found in AMTA's annually published "AMTA Member Survey and Workforce Analysis, A Descriptive Statistical Profile of the AMTA Membership and Music Therapy Community." The 2016 edition of this document is available free of charge for current AMTA members in Member Resources>Job Center>Resources and Links section. Also available for purchase by non-members (free to current members) in the AMTA online bookstore.
Monday, December 12, 2016
NEA Expands Creative Arts Therapies on Military Bases
AMTA is pleased to announce the expansion of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and Department of Defense’s military healing arts program into Creative Forces: NEA Healing Arts Network.
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).
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.