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Thursday, April 24, 2014
At Walter Reed Hospital, Music Heals
Music therapy program offered at Walter Reed, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with the American Music Therapy Association. The program has a board-certified therapist with training in the use of music, instruments, songwriting, interpretation and rhythmic motor movement to help patients heal.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Music Therapist Takes Melodic Approach to Healing
Published in Cindy Atoji Keene's "On the Job" column in the "Boston Globe," describing the fascinating career of music therapy.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Voices of the MLE – A 2013 Review
Members of the Master’s Level Entry (MLE) Subcommittee continue to work on their charge to analyze data collected, identify additional questions/information needed for an informed decision, & develop a plan to answer questions & provide information. Slides from the Jacksonville conference presentation “Voices of the MLE – A 2013 Review” which summarized work in 2012 and 2013 as well as a looked at work that needs to continue in 2014 are available. Subcommittee members welcome feedback.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Music Therapy Matters, Vol 17, No 1 Published
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 17, No 1 is now available for current AMTA members at www.musictherapy.org.
Monday, April 7, 2014
JMT/MTP Associate Editor Positions - Deadline May 2
AMTA invites applicants for four Associate Editor positions. Two Associate Editors will be appointed to the Journal of Music Therapy and two to Music Therapy Perspectives. Associate Editors will work collaboratively with the Editor-In-Chief to manage the review process and advance the mission of the journals. Deadlines have been extended to May 2, 2014.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Utah Music Therapy Legistlation Signed Into Law
AMTA and CBMT are excited to announce that on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Governor Gary Herbert of Utah signed into law HB 277. This legislation creates a state certification designation for board certified music therapists granted by Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
2014 Conference Registration Fees Announced
Join us in Louisville, Kentucky for “Pursue Your Passion for Music Therapy” and the eagerly anticipated Networking Extravaganza – the 2014 Conference of the American Music Therapy Association. Conference registration will open in May. See a sneak preview of conference registration fees and hotel information by clicking on the link below.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Music Therapy Featured on Majoring in Music Website
Future music therapists are discovering music therapy as a college major and career path, through MajoringInMusic.com. Several articles address considerations such as educational requirements; differentiating degrees in psychology or music vs. music therapy; figuring out whether music therapy as a profession is a "good fit;" challenges faced by music therapists; and employment in the profession.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Autism Resource Now Available to AMTA Members
Want to learn more about clinical practices & training needs of music therapy practitioners serving those with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Members may view the “AMTA Strategic Priority on ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder Survey Report” to the AMTA Board of Directors in the Member Toolkit. This succinct, easy-to-understand report summarizes results of the national survey study by Petra Kern, Nicole Rivera, Alie Chandler, and Marcia Humpal, published in the 2013 Journal of Music Therapy 50(4).
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Music Therapy with Military Populations in Huffington Post
News of AMTA’s whitepaper “Music Therapy and Military Populations: A Status Report and Recommendations on Music Therapy Treatment, Programs, Research, and Practice Policy” is featured by one of the largest online outlets, “The Huffington Post.” For coverage of this important policy and research report, please see this article and forward it to colleagues.
Monday, March 3, 2014
AMTA Releases White Paper on Music Therapy & Military
AMTA announces the publication of "Music Therapy and Military Populations: A Status Report and Recommendations on Music Therapy Treatment, Programs, Research, and Practice Policy." This landmark report discusses the profession of music therapy with a focus on both active duty service members and veterans.
Monday, February 24, 2014
New AMTA-pro Podcast: The A Capella Voice
Check out this newly released podcast by Beth Schwartz, an interesting and informative discussion about developing, expanding, and exploring our voices as a therapeutic tool. Available to current AMTA members as a benefit of their membership in AMTA.