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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Latest News

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Official AMTA Notice Re: JMT Publication Ethics
AMTA Update Regarding Journal of Music Therapy Publication Ethics Review Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Music Therapy License Applications in Maryland
The State of Maryland is moving quickly with requiring all music therapists providing services in the state to apply for licensure by January 31, 2022. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
In Memory of Senator Harry Reid
The music therapy community is saddened to learn of the death of former Senator and music therapy supporter, Harry Reid. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
COVID-19 Task Force Update December 2021
AMTA COVID-19 Task Force: Updates and Tips: December 2021 Continue Reading
 
Monday, December 13, 2021
Online E-courses for CMTE Credit
Looking for CMTE credits to round out your continuing education requirements? AMTA has made a dozen, highly-requested add-on courses from the 2021 conference available for purchase as e-courses. You can purchase them separately, with no need to register for the conference. Continue Reading
 
Monday, December 13, 2021
2021 AMTA Workforce Analysis Now Available
Valuable information about the music therapy profession can be found in this year’s “AMTA Workforce Analysis: A Descriptive Statistical Profile of the AMTA Membership." Continue Reading
 
Friday, December 10, 2021
New Publication From AMTA
The American Music Therapy is pleased to announce release of its newest publication, The Music Therapy Assessment Manual: A Guide to Data-Based Decision Making by Dr. Eric G. Waldon. Get information about this publication and listen to author Dr. Eric Waldon in a recorded podcast to learn more. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
COVID-19 Task Force Updates - November 2021
COVID-19 Task Force November update Continue Reading