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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
JMT and MTP Virtual Issue on ASD and Music Therapy
In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in the United States, current articles on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Music Therapy from the "Journal of Music Therapy" and "Music Therapy Perspectives" have been assembled into a free virtual issue.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Music Therapy Matters, Vol 18, No 1 Published
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 18, Number 1 is now available for current AMTA members at www.musictherapy.org.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
When Music is Medicine for Kids Coping with Cancer
Board Certified Music Therapist and AMTA member, Betsy Hartman, of Seattle Children's Hospital discusses music therapy services serving children with cancer as part of a PBS Newshour story.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
New Benefit for Members: AMTA Tech Stop
AMTA Tech Stop is a new member benefit from the AMTA Technology Committee: member-exclusive videos featuring "how-to" tutorials for many of the professional tasks, applications, programs, or technology used by music therapists.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Livestrong Foundation Grant Programs
Music therapist Kathleen Brown brings music to Baylor Scott and White Cancer Center to help patients struggling with their treatments. Brown introduced this music therapy program in October and with the help of a grant from the Livestrong Foundation, has been able to work with 55 patients as of February 2015.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Music Therapists, Help Us Thank Dr. Sacks
Please help us thank Dr. Oliver Sacks for his support of the music therapy profession – Respond by April 6, 2015.
Friday, March 20, 2015
What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy
Empire's description of music therapy "isn’t just a way to shoehorn music into every aspect of the TV show. Instead, said Al Bumanis, a board-certified music therapist, the show is correct to represent music therapy as a powerful tool for people coping with mental illness."
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Documentary Portrays Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer Program
With the intention of raising awareness about music therapy in general and pediatric care specifically, a 30-minute documentary titled Kids Rock Cancer has been made available to Public Television and other non-commercial stations in St. Louis, Mo., and throughout the United States.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Music Therapy in the Huffington Post: World News Tonight & Empire
AMTA Past President Ronna Kaplan discusses ABC's "World News Tonight with David Muir" and their recent show where all music therapists were named as their 'Persons of the Week' as well as the portrayal of a music therapist on an upcoming episode of the television show "Empire."
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Music Therapy Highlights: NIH-Sponsored Third National Summit on Military & Arts
Music therapist Dr. Joke Bradt, presented the opening plenary speech for the “Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being across the Military Continuum” held on February 27, 2015, featuring her NIH-sponsored research on chronic pain and vocal music therapy.
Monday, February 23, 2015
AMTA-pro Podcast: Understanding Military Culture
After earning the rank of Captain in the US Navy & serving for 25 years, Becky Jo Watson retired & earned her MT-BC status. She recently sat down in front of the AMTA-Pro microphone to share her experiences & insights in an effort to help her music therapy colleagues understand military culture & better serve active duty military members & veterans. This informative AMTA-Pro podcast compliments the AMTA E-course, Music Therapy and Military Populations, based a 2014 AMTA status report.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Music Therapy & Congresswoman Giffords
Congresswoman Gabby Giffords returned to Houston's TIRR Memorial Herman and was reunited with Board Certified Music Therapist, Maegan Morrow, with a song from "Annie." Her husband, Mark Kelly captured the moment on his phone and it was reported in the "New York Daily News."