Tweet Approximately 1,900 music therapists are members of AMTA and there are precisely 6,882 Board Certified Music Therapists. Why are music therapists not members of their professional association? I see AMTA publish the Benefits of Membership and post videos about why music therapists should be members, but I’m not sure they match up with my […]
Tweet In my continuing quest to be a good music therapist, I am adding to my collection of music therapy document summaries with the Professional Competencies. The Preamble explains that these competencies establish standards for music therapy education and clinical training, as well as the levels of practice. These competencies outline what a music therapist […]
Tweet Continuing my practice of reviewing the documents that govern my profession, today I’m exploring the AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice. I’ve written previously on the Music Therapy Scope of Practice and the Code of Ethics.
Tweet Every year, I like to review the documents that govern my profession, just to keep the information in my head to help me make sound clinical decisions as I work with clients and teach music therapy. I looked at the Music Therapy Scope of Practice, so now I’ll take a closer look at the […]
Tweet In 2015, CBMT and AMTA got together and created the Scope of Music Therapy Practice. I haven’t had a chance to look closely at this document yet, so I’m taking the opportunity to do so now.
Tweet It’s been about a year that I’ve used certain songs with my kid and I wanted to give an update on how they work now that he’s almost 3. The first song I shared was the Diaper Change Distraction Song. I don’t use this one very much anymore because he’s become pretty compliant (most […]
Tweet Dr. Meganne Masko and I will discuss the articles published in the Spring 2016 Journal of Music Therapy (volume 53 number 1). This edition features articles on the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC), Parents and Young Children with Disabilities, a Meaningfulness of Songwriting Scale (MSS), and the Music […]
Tweet A few weeks ago, I mentioned my Wellness Agenda on a Facebook group. People asked me about it, so I said I would write a post about it. Basically, my Wellness Agenda is a set of goals that relate to each of the wellness dimensions that make sure I’m meeting all of my needs […]
Tweet Did you know that every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States? That probably isn’t the first thing you think about when you are hauling your kids to school, the grocery store, or anywhere else around town. And really, you shouldn’t have to worry about […]