Sunday, November 26, 2017

Why should I be a member of AMTA?

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 […]

Music Therapy Professional Competencies

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 […]

Music Therapy Standards of Clinical Practice

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.

Music Therapy 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 […]

Scope of Music Therapy Practice

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.

Episode 228: #MusicTherapy #JournalClub JMT 53(1)

Filed under Music Therapy Show

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 […]

Episode 227: Intercultural Competences in Music Therapy and Beyond


#SWAMTA16 Recap – Post Conference Recovery

Tweet I had a great time at the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association conference last week and am now recovering from the travel and getting back into my routines. Usually, I look back and think about what would have made post-conference recovery easier and attempt to incorporate it into the next conference. […]

#SWAMTA16 – Conference Planning

Tweet It’s almost time for the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association conference! This year we’ll be in Austin, TX and I can’t wait to see all my friends again–the best thing about conference!

#OCMT16 Recap

Tweet I attended the Online Conference for Music Therapy this year, and it was fantastic! OCMT is an international conference that is presented via a webinar platform for 24 hours. OCMT follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and is designed to accommodate music therapists around the world. You get access to the recordings of the presentations […]

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