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Aug 06, 2020 04:09 PM
Ethical decisions are not always simple; it is more important than ever to practice our ethical thinking skills. In this video, 3 members of the AMTA Ethics Board discuss a fictional ethical dilemma asking what to do when a music therapy client and caregiver cannot or choose not to wear a mask during a music therapy session. We use the AMTA Code of Ethics and an ethical decision making model to discuss important considerations and possible solutions in a situation like this one.
Aug 05, 2020 02:00 PM
AMTA offers the following considerations to assist music therapists in making decisions as business and activities transition to more open conditions. Readers may find this document useful as a reference in thinking about four areas of consideration in music therapy practice: infection control, clinical practice, telehealth, and personal health.
Congratulations to Ronna S. Kaplan on being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AMTA Board of Directors!
AMTA is pleased to announce it currently offers the opportunity to earn over 36 pre-approved hours of CMTE credits for free after you join AMTA in 2020. (6 of those credits are eligible to apply toward CBMT's ethics requirement.) As new journal issues are published, more are planned, so keep checking back and if you aren't yet a member, join AMTA/renew your membership today to take advantage of this great member benefit.
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In this AMTA-Pro podcast, Sarah Swann Solberg discusses her research about the impact of music therapy interventions on helping individuals with Parkinson’s Disease improve their speaking voice. Sarah recommends continued research because of the potential significance on the quality of lives of over 10 million people worldwide currently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Jul 24, 2020 06:48 PM
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H.W. Bush 30 years ago, on July 26, 1990. The ADA was written to ensure that those living with disabilities are afforded the same rights and access as all people.
Jul 07, 2020 02:57 PM
AMTA recognizes that COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the music therapy community. One possible place of impact may include the work settings and the manner in which music therapists work.
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Since 2014, board certified music therapists have provided services to active duty service members and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) in military medical facilities across the United States through Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, speakers Sara Kass, Rebecca Vaudreuil, Donna Betts, and Danielle Kalseth describe music therapy practice and research as well as effective and innovative interventions.
Jun 10, 2020 06:26 PM
On June 1st, AMTA, and over 400 other disparate organizations including the NAACP and the Center for Reproductive Rights, signed on to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights letter addressed to congressional leadership in support of the demand for actionable federal policing policies.
Jun 10, 2020 03:26 PM
As many music therapists transition back to providing services during this COVID-19 experience, AMTA recognizes that the workplace will look and feel differently. One factor in these differences may include grief.
In May of 2020, the AMTA Board of Directors approved an emergency electronic mail ballot to submit four Bylaws changes to the membership for consideration and vote. Read on for the results of this election.​
Jun 03, 2020 02:46 PM
The AMTA search committee, comprised of a diverse slate of AMTA members, will identify CEO candidates who can lead the organization toward systemic transformation through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
May 31, 2020 07:39 PM
In response to recent acts of violence and social injustice against Black people in Minneapolis and across the country, AMTA condemns historic and ongoing forms of racism that permeate our society and institutions. We are heartbroken that this is happening.
May 20, 2020 07:07 PM
Performer and American Music Therapy Association Spokesperson Robin Spielberg was featured in a new digital series, "FPAC Live," from the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas on May 19. Robin speaks about how she thinks music therapy and other types of music can provide comfort and add to our community. The event was recorded and posted to the Faulkner Center homepage.
May 20, 2020 03:43 PM
Members of the music therapy team from the Minneapolis Public School District present a short video sharing their model of VMT to meet the needs of their students and support teachers and families during COVID- 19.
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