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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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Music Therapy for Adults with IDD, part 1
The growing need for music therapy services for adults with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities), including ASD (autism spectrum disorder), calls for more research, forums, and publications in our field. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, the first of a 2-part series, speakers Jennifer Jones, Nicole Rivera, and Todd Schwartzberg encourage a renewed profession-wide emphasis on the unique needs of this expanding population. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Presidential Address - A Progress Report
Interested in getting a progress report on AMTA that was presented by President Jennifer Geiger and her designees at each of the conferences? Click below for a sample of the Presidential Address. You can read along using the companion script found in the file after the PowerPoint slides.
Friday, May 6, 2016
AMTA Non-discrimination And Equal Opportunity Policy
The AMTA Non-discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy was approved by the Assembly of Delegates on November 12, 2015, demonstrating the commitment AMTA and its programs have to nondiscrimination and the promotion of equal opportunity.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
AMTA-pro Podcast: Intergenerational Choirs
Music therapy students and graduate teaching assistants from Drury University and University of Missouri-Kansas City gathered around the AMTA-Pro podcast microphone to describe their work with an intergenerational choir as a practicum experience. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA. Log in with your current member email address and password to listen to this and other great podcasts.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Associate Editor Appointments to JMT & MTP
The American Music Therapy Association welcomes three new Associate Editors to AMTA’s journals. Two newly created Associate Editor positions will focus on communications and dissemination of journal content, including outreach to both internal and external audiences for the many excellent articles published in the journals. Congratulations to the new Associate Editors joining the AMTA journals team.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Music Therapy License Created in Oklahoma
The American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists are excited to announce that, on April 26, 2016, Governor Fallin of Oklahoma signed into law HB 2820. This legislation creates a music therapy license under the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Music Therapy Community Mourns the Passing of Remo Belli
The music therapy community lost a friend and advocate on April 25, 2016. Remo Belli was a long time supporter of the music therapy profession and he will be missed.
Monday, April 18, 2016
AMTA Champions UND Music Therapy Program
The American Music Therapy Association respectfully urges University of North Dakota (UND) administrators to re-think their decision and to take pride in maintaining its excellent and well-established music therapy program at UND.
Friday, April 15, 2016
New: Disaster Response for Music Therapists E-course
The Disaster Response for Music Therapists e-course provides an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and the core elements of the PFA certification course adapted from the American Red Cross and the Medical Reserve Corps/US Homeland Security. Presented by: Barbara Else, MPA, LCAT, MT-BC, this e-course is now available for 3 pre-approved CMTE credits in the AMTA online store. Regular Cost: $125.
Current AMTA Members may purchase at a discounted rate of $75.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Music Therapy Featured in NCCIH Clinical Digest
Music therapy is featured in the April 2016 edition of NCCIH Clinical Digest, the monthly e-newsletter of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal focal point for medical research in the United States.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
TEDx Features Deforia Lane – A Must See
Music therapist Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BC delivers a spell-binding and emotional TEDx talk about the power of music therapy entitled "Music Therapy & Medicine: A Dynamic Partnership"