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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
AMTA Grants Help Music Therapy Services Expand in Puget Sound Region.
Recent site visits to grantees reveal significant progress in expanding music therapy services to individuals in the Puget Sound region of Washington. The Wilson Trust Music Therapy project is a program of the American Music Therapy Association.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Music Therapy and Cancer Patients: Cochrane Review Update:
Congratulations to Dr. Joke Bradt (Drexel University) and her colleagues Dr. Cheryl Dileo (Temple University), Dr. Lucanne Magill (New York University) and Aaron Teague (Drexel University) for the publication of their updated Cochrane review: ‘Music Interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients’. The update is highlighted as a feature review on the main website of the Cochrane Collaboration (www.cochrane.org).
Friday, August 12, 2016
2016 AMTA Member/Music Therapist Survey
One of the most important things you do each year as a music therapist and member of AMTA is complete the annual AMTA Survey. Please go to the following url no later than September 15, 2016 and enter your survey responses at a time that is most convenient for you. Help us draw an accurate picture of the music therapy profession.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Senate Hearing 25th Anniversary
On August 1, 1991, "Forever Young: Music and Aging" was heard before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. The hearing included testimony by music therapists, musicians, physicians, legislators, and clients in support of music therapy. Click to read highlights and memories of this historic event.
Monday, July 25, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast: Funding Music Therapy through Philanthropy
Based on their experience in successfully funding and expanding a pediatric hospital-based music therapy program through philanthropy, Dr. Annie HeiderscheIt and Jana Koppula are particularly aware of the importance of understanding the complex aspects of donor relationships in order to build and maintain a philanthropically funded program.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Concurrent Sessions & Meetings at #AMTA16
The concurrent session and meeting schedule at the 2016 AMTA Conference is now posted online. Click to read more about your educational opportunities at the music therapy event of the year!
Monday, July 18, 2016
Board of Directors' Meeting Highlights
The AMTA Board of Directors' mid-year meeting was very productive. Highlights included 1st person accounts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Senate Hearing on Aging; a journal report from Oxford University Press; an overall orientation; financial introduction, review of Fiscal Year 2016, approval of 2017 Budget; reports from 3 Councils & the MLE subcommittee; & reports from officers & staff. Draft motions from the 2016 Mid-Year meeting are included at the end of this report.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
AMTA E-course Sale
"Disaster Response for Music Therapists: Core Principles of Psychological First Aid" is now being offered FREE through the end of the 2016 calendar year. Current AMTA members and non-members alike may take advantage of this short-term sale. Check out this and many other online courses for your CMTE credit needs.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
New AMTA-pro Podcast, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital: MT & AT
The unique goals of court-committed adults are being addressed in interesting ways by the team of music therapist Alison Etter and art therapist Jaimie Peterson in a forensic psychiatric hospital. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Etter and Peterson describe a number of creative collaborative interventions giving their clients opportunities to be involved in a performances, exhibits, broadcasts, and publications. AMTA-pro is a benefit of membership in AMTA.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
AMTA Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates
The AMTA Nominating Committee is now considering potential candidates to be placed on the slate for the offices of AMTA President Elect and Vice President Elect. If you are interested in placing someone’s name into consideration for one of these offices, please read on.