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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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
AMTA 2021 Election: Candidate Responses to Question 3
Please take a moment to learn more about the candidates who are running for President Elect and Vice President Elect. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Applicants Invited for Associate Editor - Communications of JMT
AMTA invites applicants for one open position as Associate Editor – Communications to support the dissemination of research in the "Journal of Music Therapy.". Continue Reading
 
Friday, September 3, 2021
AMTA-pro Podcast - Linda Bosse
Linda Bosse got a strong start to her music therapy career with professors E. Thayer Gaston and William Sears. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Linda tells stories of her education, clinical work in adult psychiatric and addictions treatment, and dedicated volunteer work with regional and national music therapy. As Linda tells stories of her professional and volunteer work, she also provides intriguing glimpses into the history of NAMT and AMTA over the past 5 decades. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, September 2, 2021
2022 Clinician-Based Grant Award Program
The American Music Therapy Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2022 Clinician-Based Grant (CBG). The CBG program supports applied research grants in music therapy with funding up to $5,000. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, September 2, 2021
2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Each year, the AMTA Board of Directors honors two deserving individuals with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to the 2021 award recipients, Dr. Kenneth Aigen and Dr. Cynthia Briggs. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
COVID-19 Task Force August 2021 Update
This COVID-19 Task Force August update is entitled “COVID-19 Changing Conditions: August 2021". Given that conditions are rapidly changing, please continue to monitor the COVID-19 Resources for Music Therapists and Students pages for updates and additional information. Continue Reading