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Beginning January, 2021, Music Therapy Matters' "Presidential Perspectives" column will be presented as a monthly email to AMTA members. Here's a preview of January's column for all to see. Join AMTA/Renew your membership to ensure you get all the latest news from AMTA!
 
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As we, the music therapy community, continue to experience events that impact us and those we serve, supporting ourselves and each other is of great concern. Music Therapy is a powerful tool to promote the healing process. For a resource to support individual self-care or your professional work with others, visit the AMTA website to read our Cultivating Deliberate Resilience resource as part of our COVID-19 Resources page.
 
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AMTA COVID-19 Task Force Grand Rounds Series: International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study: Latest Results. Join us as Dr. James Weaver shares the latest results from the International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol study. We also explore how the data relate to music therapy practice.
 
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Jan 03, 2021 12:05 PM
Music therapy continues to serve an essential purpose for clients, family members, and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telepractice has not only allowed for continuity of services but has also enhanced therapeutic outcomes and improved family involvement in their loved ones’ progress.​
 
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Nov 24, 2020 08:23 PM
On November 29, 2020, we will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). President Gerald Ford signed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142), into law in 1975. An amendment was responsible for the change in the name of the law to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), in 1990. According to the US Department of Education, music therapy is recognized as a related service under the IDEA.
 
Nov 06, 2020 08:43 PM
Here are this week's Education and Clinical Training updates!
 
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We are saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Charles T. Eagle, Jr., music therapy pioneer, who died on October 27, 2020, a few weeks short of his 88th birthday. As a pioneer in music therapy, we are grateful for his outstanding contributions to the music therapy profession.
 
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Nov 03, 2020 03:27 PM
Leslie Henry, co-chair of AMTA's Professional Advocacy Committee, shares a wealth of helpful advocacy guidelines based on her own experiences as well as years of working with MT-BCs around the country. Leslie leads listeners through an exploration of their own networks and how to tend these networks, approaches that can be used based on the timing of the idea you are advocating for, and time-tested tips on being persuasive in different situations.
 
Oct 30, 2020 07:57 PM
Here are this week's Education and Clinical Training updates!
 
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Oct 29, 2020 12:29 PM
The AMTA Ethics Board values multiple perspectives and welcomes participation from music therapists who are Professional members of the Association. We are seeking to diversify our membership and we strongly encourage members of marginalized communities and/or affinity groups to consider submitting your name.
 
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Oct 23, 2020 08:02 PM
Jennifer Townsend, Virginia Gray, and Audrey Zybura, share details about their program that provides wellness support and staff care for fellow healthcare professionals at Houston Methodist. They talk about various aspects of the programs, including boundaries, collaboration, costs, and specific unit needs, and share a number of creativity-focused and education-focused opportunities that have proven helpful to the hospital staff.
 
The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 (S.785), was enacted on October 17, 2020.
 
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Oct 09, 2020 04:40 PM
The "Journal of Music Therapy" and "Music Therapy Perspectives" announce two calls for papers. Each journal is hosting Guest Co-Editors for a special focus examining topics in social justice and equity with music therapy research, practice and education. It is anticipated that accepted peer reviewed manuscripts will be published in each journal in 2021. Details on the call for papers from each journal are noted below.
 
Oct 09, 2020 02:15 PM
The AMTA national conference team would like to encourage affinity group meetings during conference week.
 
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Heard the latest in the AMTA COVID-19 Songwriting Contest? Check out your colleague’s songs! Music is an effective way to share and teach information. As music therapists, we can influence positive behavior change through music by sharing information about important topics related to COVID-19. If you are a music therapy professional, student, or intern, consider writing a health-promoting song for AMTA’s COVID-19 Songwriting Contest - entries accepted until October 15th.
 
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