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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.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Concurrent Sessions & Meetings at #AMTA16
The concurrent session and meeting schedule at the 2016 AMTA Conference is now posted online. Click to read more about your educational opportunities at the music therapy event of the year!
Monday, July 18, 2016
Board of Directors' Meeting Highlights
The AMTA Board of Directors' mid-year meeting was very productive. Highlights included 1st person accounts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Senate Hearing on Aging; a journal report from Oxford University Press; an overall orientation; financial introduction, review of Fiscal Year 2016, approval of 2017 Budget; reports from 3 Councils & the MLE subcommittee; & reports from officers & staff. Draft motions from the 2016 Mid-Year meeting are included at the end of this report.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
AMTA E-course Sale
"Disaster Response for Music Therapists: Core Principles of Psychological First Aid" is now being offered FREE through the end of the 2016 calendar year. Current AMTA members and non-members alike may take advantage of this short-term sale. Check out this and many other online courses for your CMTE credit needs.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital: MT & AT
The unique goals of court-committed adults are being addressed in interesting ways by the team of music therapist Alison Etter and art therapist Jaimie Peterson in a forensic psychiatric hospital. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Etter and Peterson describe a number of creative collaborative interventions giving their clients opportunities to be involved in a performances, exhibits, broadcasts, and publications. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
AMTA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates
The AMTA Nominating Committee is now considering potential candidates to be placed on the slate for the offices of AMTA President Elect and Vice President Elect. If you are interested in placing someone’s name into consideration for one of these offices, please read on.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Announcing A Special Benefit for Music Therapists in 2016
To support Board Certified Music Therapists' on the topic of crises, disasters, and trauma, AMTA is now offering the newest e-course, "Disaster Response for Music Therapists: Core Principles of Psychological First Aid" free to current AMTA members and non-members from now through the end of the 2016 calendar year.
Monday, June 6, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Music Therapy Goals from a Musical Perspective
In this AMTA-Pro podcast, a group of experienced music therapy professionals - Brian Abrams, Kathleen Murphy, Noah Potvin, and Laurel Young - converse about several informed perspectives on ways in which both music therapy processes and goals can be understood in terms of music. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Music Therapy Title Protection Created in CT
AMTA and CBMT are excited to announce that, on May 27, 2016, Governor Malloy of Connecticut signed into law HB 5537. This legislation includes language stating that music therapy services can only be provided by those who hold the MT-BC credential.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
USAF and Music Therapy Representatives Meet
Brigadier General Kathleen Cook convened an historic meeting on May 26, 2016, to explore the possibility of collaborations between the Air Force Bands and music therapy programs at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Langley Air Force Base, and Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Music Therapy Keynote Wows NIH Rehabilitation Summit
“The Same Sky Project,” was an “out of the box” keynote address for the two-day National Institutes of Health (NIH) summit, “Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward.” This production put music therapy on the radar of attendees and served as a catalyst for questions about research and reimbursement in music therapy and training of music therapists.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Music Therapy for Adults with IDD, part 2
The second podcast in this two-part "Music Therapy for Adults with IDD" AMTA-Pro series features an insightful conversation with experienced music therapy clinician, Ellen Rayfield. Ellen shares her observations about adults with IDD, describes the agency’s services and her music therapy program, and talks about her interactions with and responses of clients in group and individual music therapy. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA.