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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.
Friday, May 8, 2015
A Tribute to Richard Graham
The music therapy community mourns the passing of pioneer Dr. Richard Graham.
Friday, May 8, 2015
AMTA Working For You: Educating Music Therapists and the Public
AMTA response to arts medicine email communication.
Monday, May 4, 2015
MTR 2025: Registration Now Open
Online registration is now open for “IMPROVING ACCESS AND QUALITY: MUSIC THERAPY RESEARCH 2025” (MTR 2025) scheduled July 16-18, 2015. This is a working symposium sponsored by AMTA to recommend guidance for future research in music therapy. Interested music therapy professionals are invited to attend this meeting as general attendees and observers on a first-come, first served basis until meeting room capacity is reached.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
AMTA Welcomes New Government Relations Specialist
Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC has recently joined the AMTA team in a part-time consultant position of Government Relations Specialist.
Monday, April 13, 2015
AMTA-pro Podcast "Music-Centered Music Therapy"
Music therapists recognize clients often want the same thing from music therapy as all people want from music: an essentially musical experience that meets an inborn need. In music-centered thinking, musical experiences are not merely tools to nonmusical ends, but can also serve as appropriate goals of music therapy. Dr. Ken Aigen discusses in this new AMTA-pro podcast available to current AMTA members.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Ukelele Club Donates Instruments to Music Therapy Programs
Friend of music therapy Corey Bergman and his Ukulele Kids Club was recently featured on "NBC Nightly News." The organization has donated over 500 ukuleles to music therapy programs.