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Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month 2019

January 11, 2019 11:34 AM

Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month 2019

Take 10 for Music Therapy Advocacy

Since 2005, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) have collaborated on the State Recognition Operational Plan.

The purpose of this plan is to get music therapy and the MT-BC credential recognized by individual states so clients can more easily access music therapy services.

Achieving state recognition is only possible through ADVOCACY.

Every January, we kick the year off with the Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month. This year, music therapy students, interns, and professionals are invited to participate by completing one or more of the following:

1) Email your state legislators to introduce yourself and tell them about music therapy.

2) Follow your state legislators on social media.

3) Attend community events hosted by your state legislators.

4) Visit your state legislators’ district offices.

5) Participate in a state advocacy training.

6) Attend a Music Therapy Legislative Hill Day in your state.

7) Invite your state legislators to visit your workplace to see music therapy in action.

8) Respond to “calls to action” emails from your state task force.

9) Add professional partners and consumers to your Advocacy Team.

10) Stay connected to your profession by joining AMTA.