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Monday, February 27, 2017
AMTA Announces Social Media Coordinator
The American Music Therapy Association welcomes Kimberly Bell, MT-BC in her expanded role as Social Media Coordinator.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Outcome of 2012 AMTA Clinician Based Research Award
Research on the use of music therapy for post-operative pain management conducted by Kirsten Nelson, MA, MT-BC, Mary Adamek, PhD, MT-BC and Charmaine Kleiber, PhD, RN, FAAN is available in the latest edition of Pain Management Nursing. The American Music Therapy Association provided funding for this project through the 2012 Clinician Based Research Award.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
NIH Workshop Paves Way for Increased Music Therapy Research
The National Institutes of Health, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and renowned soprano, Renée Fleming, launched a new partnership with an historic research workshop, “Music and the Brain: Research Across the Lifespan,” on January 26-27, 2017. Attended by some 100 participants, the NIH workshop included 25 panelists--leading neuroscientists and clinicians, 8 of whom were music therapists.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6th Annual Social Media Advocacy Month
Dozens of music therapy bloggers and podcasters successfully spread the word about music therapy advocacy through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube blogs, and podcasts. Their work contributes to a national project facilitated by AMTA and CBMT as part of the joint AMTA-CBMT State Recognition Operational Plan. The January 2017 project theme centered on how music therapists can incorporate a spirit of mindfulness to their advocacy efforts.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Call for Proposals: 2017 AMTA Annual Conference
Proposal submissions for the 2017 AMTA annual conference are now being accepted. Mark your calendars for the AMTA 2017 Conference, "A Mindful Approach to Music Therapy." The Opening Session begins November 16 at 7:00 pm.
Monday, January 30, 2017
New AMTA E-course: Personalized Music Listening & Music Therapy
"Personalized Music Listening and Music Therapy: Ready Access to Favorite Tunes." Learn about personalized music listening for people in care facilities and specifically about several Music & Memory programs facilitated by board certified music therapists. The e-course includes information about research demonstrating the value of preferred music listening programs as well as cautions and safe procedures.
Monday, January 30, 2017
New Social Media Accounts for Music Therapy Journals
The American Music Therapy Association is excited to announce the launch of newly-created social media channels created to share advances in music therapy research and clinical practice.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Music Therapy Matters Monthly - January 2017
AMTA’s monthly newsletter is filled with important and timely information about the work AMTA does to further the profession and how membership in AMTA benefits YOU. This January issue is available to the public for all to see, but the newsletter will return to a members only benefit starting in February. Don’t miss out on this member perk, join AMTA today!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Social Media Music Therapy Advocacy Month
We are halfway through 2017's Social Media Music Therapy Advocacy month! We invite you to check out the advocacy zen these music therapy bloggers have shared this month. #mtadvocacy
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Music Therapy Licensure in Oregon
As of January 1, 2016, music therapy is a licensed profession in Oregon. Beginning in 2007, efforts of dozens of music therapists, working with the guidance of government relations experts from AMTA and CBMT, resulted in Oregon licensure in 2016. Podcast speakers talk about that process, and they overview the necessary follow-up of the licensing legislation while encouraging music therapists in other states to step up to the plate and work diligently toward licensure.