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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Announcing New AMTA E-course: Music Therapy & Military Populations
AMTA announces the launch of self-study e-course "Music Therapy and Military Populations" with opportunity for MT-BCs to earn approved CMTE credits. This AMTA E-course is based on the official 2014 briefing report “Music Therapy and Military Populations: A Status Report and Recommendations on Music Therapy Treatment, Programs, Research, and Practice Policy" developed by AMTA in 2014.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Forever Young Foundation Supports Music Therapy
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife, Barb, presented a check for $150,000 from their philanthropic organization, the Forever Young Foundation to Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento for the construction of a state-of-the-art music therapy facility in Sacramento.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
AMTA Meets with NICoE Officials
AMTA Executive Director, Dr. Andi Farbman, AMTA Director of Professional Programs, Jane Creagan, and AMTA Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson met with Dr. Heechin Chae, the Director of the NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Intrepid Spirit/TBI Clinic at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.
Monday, August 25, 2014
AMTA-pro Podcast: MT & Infant-Directed Singing
Tune into this AMTA-Pro podcast to learn of the research of our music therapy colleague Shannon de l’Etoile related to infant-directed singing and infant self-regulation. Available to current AMTA members as a benefit of membership.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Music Therapy Grant Program Announced for Puget Sound Area
As part of The Wilson Trust Music Therapy Project, the American Music Therapy Association is pleased to announce a Program Announcement: Clinician Small Grants. The purpose of this Program Announcement is to improve music therapy service availability and accessibility in the Puget Sound region of Washington. This program provides small grant funding and is open to music therapists residing in the Puget Sound region.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Music Therapy Research Featured at APA Meeting
AMTA-member, Professor Ed Roth, MM, MT-BC, of Western Michigan University, presented preliminary information from a pilot fMRI study examining mechanisms for improvisation in children at the recent annual meeting of the APA. His research partner, Dr. Charles Limb, is a renowned otolaryngologist and musician at Johns Hopkins University. The session was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Monday, August 4, 2014
Music Therapy Featured in Washington Post
The work of AMTA-member, Tom Sweitzer, MT-BC, was portrayed in a Washington Post feature article. Tom began his career as a music educator with training in musical theater. His work with adolescents convinced him that he needed to go back and get an equivalency in music therapy, which he did and subsequently opened a music therapy center in Middleburg, VA. His center, "A Place To Be" is the focus of an upcoming documentary, "High Notes."
Friday, July 25, 2014
2014 Preliminary Program Addendum Now Available
Download the latest draft of the 2014 Conference Preliminary Program Addendum to learn all the details of CEU opportunities at AMTA Conference as of today, July 25, 2014. Look inside to learn more about Institutes, Special Trainings & CMTE courses to help you plan your conference experience at the 2014 Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Go to the conference webpage and click on the Preliminary Program Addendum link. Conference registration rates increase after August 1 so register today!
Friday, July 25, 2014
Music Therapy Matters, Vol 17, No 2 Published
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 17, No 2 is now available for current AMTA members at www.musictherapy.org
Friday, July 25, 2014
Music Therapy Perspectives 32(1) is On Its Way!
We have exciting news! MTP 32(1) is at the printer & online. Be sure to check it out when it arrives at your door, with new cover design & featuring a special focus topic with Guest Editor, Dr. Alan Turry. Advance online articles are coming online now. As a reminder, members may access the journal online through the portal in the AMTA website. Go to Research>Journals and Publications and scroll to the link titled "Music Therapy Perspectives AMTA Member Access Portal" or under QuickLinks.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
2014 Conference Preliminary Program Now Available
Download the Preliminary Program to learn more about educational opportunities at the 2014 AMTA Conference. Look inside to learn more and plan your conference experience at the 2014 Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Go to the conference webpage and click on the Preliminary Program link.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Music Therapy Advocacy in Action
Music therapists meet with the upper-tier staff of The Bridge to brainstorm possibilities of music therapy serving individuals who are homeless in the Dallas area.