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The 4th Annual Social Media Advocacy Month

February 6, 2014 02:22 PM
In January 2014, dozens of music therapy bloggers and podcasters working with with the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) successfully spread the word about music therapy advocacy and the State Recognition Operational Plan through multiple social media channels. This year, we explored and honored the music therapy profession as a distinct profession, unique from other professions and professionals with which we work.
We therapists!
A full listing of blog posts, podcast episodes, and videos can be found by visiting We would like to thank the following bloggers and podcasters for supporting this project:
   …in the practice room: A Music Therapy Blog (blogger Tania Cordobes)
   Access Music Therapy(blogger Jody Tucker)
   Back Mountain Music Therapy (blogger Antoinette Morrison)
   Bill Matney (blogger Bill Matney)
   Coast Music Therapy (blogger Michelle Lazar)
   Connecticut Music Therapy Services LLC (blogger Jen Sokira)
   CODA Quips (blogger Kellee Coviak Hansen)
   Developing Melodies(blogger Meryl Brown)
   Earthtones Music Therapy Services (music therapist Jodi Winnwalker)
   Giving Song (blogger Kristin Noel Veteto)
   Golden State Music Therapy (blogger Kalani)
   Heartbeat Music Therapy(blogger Janice Lindstrom)
   Kalani Music(blogger Kalani)
   Key Changes Music Therapy (blogger Natalie Mullis)
   Listen & Learn Music(blogger Rachel Rambach)
   Metro Music Therapy (blogger Mallory Even)
   Music Makes Sense (blogger Daniel Tague)
   Music Moves (blogger Natasha Thomas)
   Music Sparks(blogger JoAnn Jordan)
   Music Therapy and End-of-Life Care (bloggers Jillian Argue, Meghan Hinman, Kristen O'Grady, and Noah Potvin)
   Music Therapy Ed(bloggers Kat Fulton and Julie Palmieri)
   Music Therapy Maven (blogger Kimberly Sena Moore)
   Music Therapy Round Table podcast (podcasters Michelle Erfurt, Rachel Rambach, & Kimberly Sena Moore)
   Music Therapy Services of Austin(blogger Rachel See)
   Music Therapy Source(blogger Matt Logan)
   Music Therapy Tween (blogger Michelle Erfurt)
   Musical Autist (blogger CJ Shiloh)
   On a Good Note (blogger Katey Kratz)
   Pathways in Music (blogger Diana Hereld)
   Rehabilitative Rhythms (blogger Sarah Thompson)
   Roots and Wings Music Therapy(blogger Stacey Surratt)
   Songs for Success (blogger Kerry Cornelius)
   Sound Starts Music Therapy (blogger Mary Altom)
   Soundscape Music Therapy (blogger Rachelle Norman)
   Spectrum Creative Arts (bloggers Noa Elimelech and Wade Richards)
   SWMC Music Therapy Blog (blogger Sharon Boyle)
   The Adventures of Runner Girl(blogger Michelle Kennemer)
   The George Center (bloggers Andrew Littlefield & Jamie George)
   The Mindful Music Therapist (blogger Roia Rafieyan)
   The Music Therapy Show with Janice Lindstrom (podcaster Janice Lindstrom)
   The Rhythm Tree(blogger Ryan Judd)
   The Rhythmic Mind (blogger Stephanie Scheffel)
   Time for Music (blogger Wade Richards)
   Toneworks Music Therapy Services LLC (blogger Andrea Yun-Springer)
   Tuned In To Learning (blogger Michelle Lazar)
   Urban Therapists podcast (podcaster Andrea Yun-Springer)
We invite you to browse through the articles and share them with your friends and colleagues. You can also receive the latest updates by "liking" AMTA on Facebook, "liking" CBMT on Facebook, following AMTA and CBMT on Twitter, and reading the latest #mtadvocacy updates on all the social media channels.
About the Joint AMTA/CBMT Music Therapy State Recognition Initiative
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 primary purpose of this plan is to increase access to services by getting music therapy and the MT-BC credential recognized by state governments, departments, and agencies. The AMTA Government Relations staff and CBMT Regulatory Affairs staff provide guidance and technical support to state task forces throughout the country as they work towards state recognition. To date, their work has resulted in 44 active state task forces, the creation of 3 music therapist licenses, the regular filing of bills that formally recognize music therapy through the creation of title protection, registry, state certification, or licensure, and a growing base of music therapy advocates and supporters. Learn more about the State Recognition Operational Plan on the AMTA and CBMT websites.


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