Music Therapy Makes a Difference

Music Therapy Makes a Difference

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Click the picture to learn more.

 
What is the Profession of Music Therapy?

What is the Profession of Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical & 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. Click to learn more.

 
How Does Music Therapy Work?

How Does Music Therapy Work?

Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals: Promote Wellness, Manage Stress, Alleviate Pain, Express Feelings, Enhance Memory, Improve Communication, Promote Physical Rehabilitation, etc. Click to learn more.

 
Is Music Therapy Effective?

Is Music Therapy Effective?

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. Click the picture to learn more.

 
Where Do Music Therapists Work?

Where Do Music Therapists Work?

Music therapists work in medical hospitals, treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, drug & alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, correctional facilities & more. Click to learn more.

 
What Do Music Therapists Do?

What Do Music Therapists Do?

Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, & cognitive skills through musical responses; design music interventions for individuals and groups based on client needs; & follow up progress.

 
Who is Qualified to Practice Music Therapy?

Who is Qualified to Practice Music Therapy?

Those who complete an approved music therapy degree, internship, and who pass the Certification Board for Music Therapists' certifying exam, earning the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist, Board Certified). Click the picture to learn more.

 
Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Children, adolescents, adults, & the elderly with mental health needs, developmental & learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, acute and chronic pain, & more.

 
Does Research Support Music Therapy?

Does Research Support Music Therapy?

AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music as therapy through publication two research journals and other sources. A substantial body of literature exists to support its effectiveness. Click the picture to learn more.

 
What is AMTA's Mission?

What is AMTA's Mission?

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. Click the picture to learn more.

 
 
 
 

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Bristol Myers Squibb and AMTA Team Up with Ben Platt and Sister-in-Law Courtney Platt to Launch MS in Harmony

A first-of-its-kind music therapy offering for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), MS in Harmony is a digital offering designed to help people living with multiple sclerosis achieve mind-body harmony through music therapy techniques. Click here to learn more. 

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
AMTA Officer Election Begins Soon
Please take a moment to learn more about the candidates who are running for President Elect and Vice President Elect. Ballots will be emailed to all voting eligible members on Monday, October 18, 2021. The election will be open for 10 days. Continue Reading
 
Monday, October 11, 2021
2021 Arthur Flagler Fultz Award Winner
AMTA is pleased to announce the 2021 Arthur Flagler Fultz Award recipient Eugenia Hernandez-Ruiz PhD, MT-BC for the proposal: “Feasibility of Virtual Parent Coaching of Music Interventions for Young Autistic Children” Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Message from the AMTA Board of Directors
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Monday, September 27, 2021
CBMT and AMTA: Serving Different Purposes for One Shared Goal
Although the CBMT and AMTA have long collaborated to advance the profession of music therapy, the two organizations have different purposes and missions that set them apart. For the benefit of the music therapy profession, it’s important for both organizations to grow and thrive. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
COVID-19 Task Force September 2021 Update
This COVID-19 Task Force September update is entitled “Just in Case: Stay Safe. Be Ready. Stay Informed. Making Home and Work Emergency Kits Up to Date and COVID Ready." Continue Reading
 
Monday, September 20, 2021
AMTA-pro Podcast - Barbara Crowe
While in college Barbara was intrigued at the reaction when she shared music with kids with special needs, so she decided to “invent a new profession.” Then she realized music therapy already existed and found Bob Unkefer to help guide her through a rewarding career. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Barb tells delightful stories about her music exploits as a youngster, her discovery of music therapy, her eventful professional years, and her adventures as an officer in AMTA in the 90s. Continue Reading