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Friday, April 21, 2017
Regional Conference Presidential Address
President Jennifer Geiger shares her regional presidential address given at each regional conference this spring. Couldn’t make it or missed it? Check it out here. Also take a peek at this year’s regional conference highlights and mark your calendars for regionals in 2018!
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Music Therapy Featured at the Kennedy Center
Mark your calendars for a major national event made possible by a partnership between the Kennedy Center, Renée Fleming and the National Institutes of Health, "Sound Health: Music and the Mind." A concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, renowned neuroscientists Daniel Levitin and Charles Limb, and a full day of sessions with interactive presentations and shows focusing on music and child development, music therapy, healthy aging, and improvisation are featured.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Dr. Dan Levitin Champions Music Therapy
Be on the lookout for an editorial by Dr. Daniel Levitin, noted neuroscientist & New York Times best-selling author, scheduled to be published in the Daily Beast. Dr. Levitin will respond to anti-regulation arguments regarding licensure of music therapists & others. He will also emphasize & champion the scientific basis & clinical importance of music therapy while differentiating from unrelated industries that do not serve vulnerable & at-risk populations.
Friday, March 31, 2017
EIC Positions Sought
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) invites applicants for two positions as Editors-in-Chief for AMTA’s journals, the Journal of Music Therapy (JMT) and Music Therapy Perspectives (MTP). Submissions are invited immediately and must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Supreme Court Ruling Increases Scope of Special Education Rights
The United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in an 8-0 unanimous decision, to expand the scope of rights for students with disabilities.
Monday, March 20, 2017
President's FY2018 Budget
On March 16, 2017, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget blueprint. The President’s budget proposes cuts to many programs and the elimination of entire agencies. Please note that the President's budget request is a first step in a very long budget process.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
AMTA-Pro Podcast: Unanticipated Findings of Pilot Study
Sheri Robb and Amanda Henley discuss research and clinical practice implications of pilot study findings and details about the continuation of this study with research funded by a $1.4 million National Institutes of Nursing Research grant. This latest research project studies the effect of play interventions, such as active music engagement and storybook programs, on health outcomes in young children ages 3 to 8 undergoing chemotherapy treatment and their parents.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
March 2017 - Healthcare Legislation in Congress
On March 6, 2017, the U.S. House Republican leadership introduced Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement budget reconciliation bills in the Ways and Means (W&M) and Energy and Commerce (E&C) committees. Both bills collectively are known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
AMTA-Pro Podcast: Florence Tyson: Music Therapy Visionary
Florence Tyson was a trailblazing music therapist who began her work in the 1950s. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, three of Florence’s colleagues - Ken Aigen, Christopher Bandini, and Jeffrey Friedberg - share compelling stories about their work at the CARC, and about the significant impact of CARC and Florence Tyson on the lives of scores of individuals with mental illness as well as on the staff and community.
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.