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Jul 10, 2017 07:04 PM
The AMTA Board of Directors met at the Maritime Institute outside of Baltimore, MD for approximately 23 hours during the 2017 Mid-Year meeting, from May 31 through June 5. Read on for meeting highlights.​
Jul 06, 2017 03:44 PM
One of the most important things you do each year as a music therapist and member of AMTA is complete the annual AMTA Survey. Please go to the following url no later than September 1, 2017 and enter your survey responses at a time that is most convenient for you. Help us draw an accurate picture of the music therapy profession.
AMTA worked with three national coalitions - including sixty (60) national rehabilitation and disability organizations - to host a Congressional briefing on the value of rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices. As Congress considers health care reform, it is critical that people with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities have continued access to rehabilitative and habilitative care.
Jun 25, 2017 10:10 PM
On Thursday June 22, the United States Senate released a discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is their version of a healthcare reform bill.
Jun 23, 2017 04:03 PM
Howard University student Maya Rogers is a recipient of the Formation Scholars award, a scholarship for women created by Beyoncé! Last year Maya, a successful musician with many film & commercial credits, visited the AMTA national office & spent time with Administrative Coordinator & music therapist Dianne Wawrzusin, exploring her interest in music therapy. Dianne & Beyoncé were both impressed, & the $25,000 scholarship will help Maya finish her studies & begin a new chapter in her life.
Jun 22, 2017 07:22 PM
Each year, the AMTA Board of Directors honors two long-time members with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Board is delighted to announce the 2017 recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda Bosse and Dr. Deforia Lane.
Jun 09, 2017 02:29 PM
AMTA Past President Ronna Kaplan talks about her experience at the recent "Sound Health: Music & the Mind" event, held in partnership with AMTA, NIH, NEA, & the Kennedy Center in her latest Huffington Post column: "Imagine the present, with concert halls and theaters full of musicians, neuroscientists, music therapists, researchers, clients, their family members, general patrons and lovers of the arts, and more."
Jun 05, 2017 03:22 PM
"Sound Health: Music and the Mind" came to the stages of the Kennedy Center, June 2 and 3, 2017. June 3rd featured a series of workshops that included an interactive presentation curated by Dr. Sheri Robb titled "Breakthroughs in Music Therapy: Recovery, Resilience, and Quality of Life."
Jun 05, 2017 12:33 PM
Online registration for the 2017 AMTA Annual Conference is open and there are many ways to register. Click the "Attend a Conference" button for more information. Make your plans now to attend "A Mindful Approach to Music Therapy."
Jun 04, 2017 10:08 AM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. held a two-day event, “Sound Health: Music and the Mind,” honoring the power of music and music therapy. Kicked off with a National Symphony Orchestra concert on June 2nd, June 3rd featured a full day of sessions with interactive presentations and shows, including one curated by Dr. Sheri Robb, “Breakthroughs with Music Therapy: Recovery, Resilience, Quality of Life.”
Jun 04, 2017 10:05 AM
This year, the National Memorial Day Concert honored Capt. Luis Avila, a military policeman severely injured after an IED explosion. During the performance segment, featuring acclaimed singer Renée Fleming, a special moment was dedicated to the importance of music therapy services for veterans. Capt. Avila and music therapist, Rebecca Vaudreuil, joined Ms. Fleming on stage to recognize the importance of music therapy in the rehabilitation of America's veterans.
May 30, 2017 04:44 PM
Michael Silverman specializes in music therapy for adults with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, he talks about single-session music therapy for individuals dealing with complex problems with complicated solutions. Michael provides an overview of educational music therapy interventions, research literature, and how to expediently engage patients in treatment in acute care mental health settings.
May 16, 2017 04:39 PM
Abbby Dvorak, Lindsey Landeck, Marie Lesiak, and Deborah Spiegel have extensive clinical experience working with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and music therapy. DBT is an active treatment model building skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Learn about ways DBT can enhance an MT-BC's music therapy practice as well as how music therapy may enhance and support DBT skills training in the clinical setting.
May 15, 2017 04:12 PM
The editorial by Dr. Daniel Levitin, noted neuroscientist & New York Times best-selling author, was published in The Daily Beast this weekend. Dr. Levitin responds to anti-regulation arguments regarding licensure of music therapists & other professionals. He also emphasizes & champions the scientific basis & clinical importance of music therapy while differentiating from unrelated industries that do not serve vulnerable & at-risk populations in his piece titled "The Regulations That Do Work."
May 04, 2017 08:06 PM
Congressional negotiators agreed on a Bipartisan Omnibus budget appropriations deal that avoided an approaching government shutdown.
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