AMTA 2015 Membership: A Worthwhile Investment
Membership for the 2015 calendar year is now being accepted in the online store. Invest in your profession and invest in improving your practice of music therapy! The more music therapists who support AMTA's mission by becoming a member in 2015, the better we can address our mission, to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services, and the better your membership becomes!
Log in with your online account credentials and go to the online store. Then Shop for: "Membership" and click "Go." Select your desired type of membership, put it in your shopping cart and check out. It's that easy! Or, if you prefer, print out a 2015 Membership form and mail in your payment to AMTA, 8455 Colesville Rd., Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Or contact us at 301-589-3300 and we'll be happy to help you over the phone.
Don't let your membership benefits end, renew today! And if you've never been a member before, check out this page for all the benefits membership in AMTA brings you.
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What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
- Promote Wellness
- Manage Stress
- Alleviate Pain
- Express Feelings
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Communication
- Promote Physical Rehabilitation
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. For further information, please explore the rest of this site including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and the 2014 press release, "Setting the Record Straight: What Music Therapy Is... and Is Not."
Mission of the American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.
Music Therapy in Larry's Life
In her daily work, board certified music therapist Moreen Bosch sees the impact of music and therapy on the lives of many individuals as well as on their families and other caregivers. Photojournalist Benjamin Hager captured some of Moreen's work on film, including her interaction with Larry and an interview with his wife. Take a few minutes to hear about music therapy from the perspective of a family member, and to see Larry's contentment and engagement when making music with Moreen in music therapy.
Current AMTA Members Receive Substantial Discounts on E-course Purchases in the AMTA Online Store
After you make your purchase and follow the instructions to check out and pay, your e-course workbook can be downloaded logging in on the AMTA website, then going to My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products.
- Copyright & Intellectual Property, An Overview for Music Therapists helps increase understanding the essential components of U.S. copyright law and intellectual property is an important part of music therapy clinical practice.
- Music Therapy & Military Populations 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 for military leadership, military support personnel, federal government officials, representatives of arts and other related organizations, music therapy professionals, and non-profit policy makers in order to inform strategic plans for expanded and prioritized implementation of music therapy programs, research, and practice policy in the military.
- Ethical Foundations: An Overview of the AMTA Code of Ethics walks learners through a self-study review of each section of the Code of Ethics of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA, 2013) and fulfills the CBMT requirement for earning three CMTE credits focusing specifically on ethics in each 5-year recertification cycle.
- Advocacy for Music Therapy: Engage in the Process. AMTA’s Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, MT-BC, teaches the fundamentals of music therapy advocacy in practical terms, helping e-course participants build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills.
- Music Therapy in Early Childhood: Meaningful Music from Infancy to Kindergarten, featuring the work of three music therapy clinicians with many decades of experience working with young children. Marcia Humpal, Ronna Kaplan, and Amy Furman.
- Dr. Alicia Clair's AMTA E-course, Music Therapy and Dementia: Protocols for Managing Problem Behaviors includes detailed descriptions of behavior issues, theoretical framework, and operating principles for music therapy interventions, as well as step-by-step details about music therapy protocols to facilitate predictable outcomes when addressing problem behaviors resulting from dementia.
- The first in the AMTA E-course series, Music Therapy Reimbursement: Sources and Steps to Success by AMTA's Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, MT-BC, Managed Healthcare Professional, equips each listener with the most up-to-date tools and reimbursement information necessary for seeking reimbursement to make top-quality music therapy services more accessible to individuals of all ages in a variety of clinical settings.
More to Come:
Other AMTA E-courses focusing on clinical practice and on professional issues will follow. To find this and other CMTE Courses as they are unveiled, go to Bookstore>Visit the Bookstore and Shop for: Merchandise, Category: E-courses and click the Go button. Or go directly there by clicking here. For more information on the new AMTA E-course series, go to Member Resources>Continuing Music Therapy Education, or click here.