Today I pay homage to my beloved field of music therapy. I’m so grateful for finding this field that allows me to be a musician, healer, people-person, full-on expressionist, business owner, and all-out renegade.
I had no idea I would end up *here* a few years ago. If you’re interested in knowing more about music therapy, then this video is for you.
Click play to learn more.
Think of a friend who has a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, cancer, or something listed below. Then download and print out the appropriate PDF, hand it to your friend, and let him/her know how music therapy can help. These PDF fact sheets are provided by the American Music Therapy Association.
Let me know which ones you downloaded in a comment below!
of Music Therapy Research
& Evidenced-Based Practice Support
Introduction: Advocacy –> Recognition –> Access
Since 2005, the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists have collaborated on a State Recognition Operational Plan. The primary purpose of this Plan is to get music therapy and our MT-BC credential recognized by individual states so that citizens can more easily access our services. 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 35 active state task forces, 2 licensure bills passed in 2011, and an estimated 10 bills being filed in 2012 that seek to create either a music therapy registry or license for music therapy. This month, our focus is on YOU and on getting you excited about advocacy.
The Plan involves increasing awareness of the music therapy profession and of what it means to be board-certified. The ultimate goal is that, in all situations, the MT-BC be a minimum requirement as a service provision in every work setting.
Are you on board with us? Take your quiz here.