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Results: 172 Article(s) Found.
Jun 20, 2018 05:42 PM
Congratulations to AMTA member and board certified music therapist, David W. Otto for being named as National Program Director, Recreation Therapy Service for the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services.
Jun 12, 2018 06:06 PM
AMTA launches the search for its next Executive Director. The Position Profile was created based on feedback from the Stakeholder Survey, and interviews with the Board and staff. Board of Directors has hired Raffa, a national firm that leads nonprofit executive searches, to conduct the search. Continue reading to learn more about the position and how to apply.
Jun 11, 2018 01:27 PM
Individuals and families in limited-resource communities face real challenges not only in finances but also in opportunities. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, two of our music therapy colleagues, Elizabeth K Schwartz and Dr.Varvara Pasiali, discuss these complex challenges and ways in which music therapists can focus on helping children move away from stress, insecurity, and dysfunction toward trust, belonging, and opportunities.
Jun 08, 2018 02:15 PM
Raffa, the search firm hired by AMTA to facilitate the new executive search, has compiled information from the Stakeholder Survey distributed in May.
Jun 06, 2018 04:01 PM
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), in response to the impressive growth and expansion of the "Journal of Music Therapy" (JMT), is pleased to announce a change in the journal’s editorial structure and duties. The journal seeks applicants for open positions to join an expanded editorial team.
May 30, 2018 01:59 PM
On behalf of the Stakeholder Committee, thank you to everyone who participated in the "AMTA Survey to Support Executive Director Transition." We were glad to hear from you!
The speakers in this AMTA-Pro podcast describe three active music therapy programs providing unique opportunities for inclusion and meaningful community engagement for individuals with special needs. ​
May 09, 2018 06:34 PM
As music therapy professionals, it's important to be prepared for natural disasters specific to our region.​
May 07, 2018 01:48 PM
Engage in the next phase of the search for the next Executive Director of AMTA. We want to hear from you!
May 03, 2018 05:51 PM
A new Advance Music Planning playlist questionnaire has been accepted by the Wisconsin Medical Society's (WMS) Honoring Choices Wisconsin (HCW) program for use by Advance Care Planning facilitators in drawing up Advance Directives (AD). Its purpose is to allow individuals to state song preferences prior to an occurrence that may result in cognitive decline such as TBI, CVA or dementia.
Apr 16, 2018 05:55 PM
Music Therapist Judith Pinkerton, MA, MT-BC, is Honored as the First Recipient of the Aflac and Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Award.
Apr 13, 2018 05:38 PM
Recently, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Supreme Court case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District emerged as landmark events significantly impacting special education services. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Alice-Ann Darrow, Judith Jellison, Mary Adamek overview the recent legislation and court decisions, identify ways to advocate for music therapy services in schools based on the legislative and court actions, and share valuable resources critical for staying informed.
Apr 09, 2018 02:25 PM
“The Cheater's Guide to Beating Alzheimer’s: New Research and Prevention Breakthroughs,” by Mary Spencer Scott in PARADE magazine (April 8, 2018), highlights the benefits of music as a promising approach to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s, especially music-making that requires participation, such as singing or playing an instrument.
Mar 26, 2018 07:34 PM
AMTA participated with colleagues in a research workshop on "Music & the Brain" in early 2017 hosted by the National Institutes of Health. A brief summary of the proceedings is now available and published in the journal, Neuron. AMTA extends its gratitude to our esteemed colleagues who contributed to this important event.
Mar 26, 2018 02:13 PM
As the nature of research moves toward online resources & methods, music therapists must take time to explore the ethics of online research. Nicki Cohen, a member of the AMTA Research Committee, shares insights & considerations related to ethics & music therapy research. Nicki discusses basic ethical principles, a brief history of unethical landmark research which resulted in legislation, & the advantages & disadvantages of online research methods.
Results: 172 Article(s) Found.