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.

 
 
 
 

AMTA Membership in 2022!

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American Music Therapy Association
2022 Annual Conference

The AMTA 2022 Annual Conference will center on the many creative ways that music therapists engage in collaboration. We invite you to join us to submit your research poster presentation proposals for the AMTA 2022 Annual Conference.

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Friday, May 13, 2022
Music Therapy Urgently Needs Your Help!
AMTA urgently needs your immediate financial support. Please consider supporting now to ensure that vital programs, staff, and services in the coming weeks can continue. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Share Your Conference Preferences
American Music Therapy Association Annual Conference Registration is slated to open in June. We want your feedback. Please respond to our brief survey regarding the 2022 Annual Conference and 2023 Conference location planning. Continue Reading
 
Monday, May 9, 2022
Music Therapy and Walk MS
Walk MS, an event hosted by the MS Society, brings together people from communities across the country to help change the world for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Music therapy was part of the Walk MS event in Denver this past weekend. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
AMTA Leadership Update - May 2022
The AMTA Board of Directors is beginning periodic updates to the membership and music therapy community to increase transparency, provide information, and enhance communication. This video update for May 2022 comes from Lori Gooding, AMTA President; Angie Snell, AMTA President-Elect, and Adonia Calhoun Coates, AMTA CEO. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, April 21, 2022
AMTA Celebrates Our Volunteers
Thank you to all who generously giving their time and talent to help us fulfill our mission, serve music therapists and their clients. We could not do it without you! Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Online Scam Awareness
COVID-19 and other online scams have skyrocketed. Be wary of online requests for money, gift cards, personal information, to open an attachment, or respond to a healthcare alert, etc. AMTA is not soliciting gift cards. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2022 Clinician-Based Grant Awarded
Congratulations to the 2022 Clinician-Based Grant Awardee, Zachary Fischer, PhD, MT-BC for “The Effect of Group Music Therapy Advocacy Recording (MTAR) on Internalized Stigma in Adult Psychiatric Inpatients in Acute Care.” Continue Reading