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.

 
 
 
 

You Can Help Support Music Therapy!

The American Music Therapy Association® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. You can help support this mission.

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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. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals and many can benefit from music therapy services. The base of evidence in music therapy research is extensive and strong.

AMTA works to support and strengthen the music therapy profession, expand access to music therapy, raise awareness about its benefits, support research, and empower music therapists to serve diverse populations.

 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Sound Health Network and the American Music Therapy Association Team Up
Sound Health Network and the American Music Therapy Association Team up to Create an Infographic Illustrating how Music Therapy can Benefit Mental Health Stories abound about how music has healing properties, and how many people turned to music in the darkest hours of the pandemic. But what is the evidence that music can impact our mental health? Continue Reading
 
Monday, August 8, 2022
Inaugural AMTA Symposium
Mark your calendars for the inaugural AMTA Symposium November 13-16, 2022. All sessions held virtually. Up to 35 CMTE credits available. Opportunities for networking and collaborative music. Full program, affordable rates and registration coming soon! Continue Reading
 
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Upcoming Online NICU-MT Training
UPCOMING ONLINE NICU-MT TRAINING: SEPTEMBER 16/17 The National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy at the Florida State University will be offering the second International Online NICU-MT Training on September 16/17, 2022. Continue Reading
 
Saturday, July 16, 2022
AMTA Covid Task Force Update
Your AMTA COVID-19 Taskforce continues to work and serve as a resource to support you with any issues arising in practice, education and delivery strategies. We hope that the content created throughout the pandemic will continue to provide aid to you as issues related to COVID-19 continue to emerge. Continue Reading
 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Seeking Associate Editors: Journal of Music Therapy & Music Therapy Perspectives
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) invites applicants for Associate Editor Position at the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Leadership Update - AMTA Board Advisory Groups
The Board of Directors, staff, and other volunteer leadership continue to work to reorganize AMTA operations. Through our work, it has become increasingly clear that we need the right knowledge and expertise to move us forward as we restructure operations and ultimately work to become a more equitable and inclusive organization. To address immediate needs, we have engaged two advisory groups who will guide us over the coming weeks and months. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
AMTA Board Statement on Roe vs. Wade
The American Music Therapy Association is profoundly disappointed and concerned with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, eliminating the federal right to abortion and self-determined reproductive care for those we serve. Continue Reading