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January 28, 2015 10:52 AM

Coming Attractions for Journal of Music Therapy

JMTcoverThe Journal of Music Therapy is a forum for authoritative articles of current music therapy research and theory.  The journal seeks to advance research, theory, and practice in music therapy through dissemination of scholarly work. In recent years, the journal has published feature articles focused on advancing research methodology and knowledge synthesis, as well as a wide range of peer-reviewed articles on topics related to music therapy education, interventions, and practice.  Methodological articles have discussed grounded theory, epistemology, mixed methods, randomized controlled trials, single case designs, and pilot studies. Articles focused on knowledge synthesis have examined the use of theory to guide music selection and a neuroplasticity model for music therapy.

Some of the feature and peer-review articles you can anticipate this year include:

  • methodological articles on arts-based research, historical research, and theory-based research

  • knowledge synthesis articles including a systematic review of music therapy/music-based procedural support interventions,  and methods for interprofessional education

In 2015, Issue 1 you can look forward to peer-reviewed articles that examine:

  • music perception and musical communication in children with cochlear implants and autism

  • perceived barriers to research utilization

  • music therapy for symptom management in cancer care

  • treatment motivation in patients on a detoxification unit

Coming Attractions for Music Therapy Perspectives


As the clinician's journal, Music Therapy Perspectives has taken a number of initiatives over the last year that link research and clinical practice.

This includes the use of audio and video embedded in articles, publication of research summaries and student research awards, and ongoing focus areas, which have included music and neuroscience research, technology, and developments in Nordoff-Robbins practice.

This year the journal will:

  • focus on the links between theory and practice through three substantive articles (volume 1) linked together thematically

  • draw together qualitative and quantitative research advancing music therapy practices in mental health, discussing implications for clinical practice (volume 2)

  • include articles on the iso principle, advocacy and music skills development (volume 1)

  • begin "letters to the editor", providing a forum for dialogue in the field

Both journals provide:

  • access to all articles online

  • pre-release notification through TOC updates

Join AMTA today and receive 2015 subscriptions to both the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives (both print and online access!).

Membership for the 2015 calendar year is now being accepted in the online store.  Invest in your profession and invest in improving your practice of music therapy!  The more music therapists who support AMTA's mission by becoming a member in 2015, the better we can address our mission, to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services, and the better your membership becomes! 

Log in with your online account credentials and go to the online store.  Then Shop for: "Membership" and click "Go."  Select your desired type of membership, put it in your shopping cart and check out. It's that easy!  Or, if you prefer, print out a 2015 Membership form and mail in your payment to AMTA, 8455 Colesville Rd., Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Or contact us at 301-589-3300 and we'll be happy to help you over the phone.

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