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Music Therapy Makes a Difference

Music Therapy Makes a Difference

The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

 
What is the Profession of Music Therapy?

What is the Profession of Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

 
How Does Music Therapy Work?

How Does Music Therapy Work?

Music therapy interventions can be designed to address a variety of healthcare & educational goals: Promote Wellness, Manage Stress, Alleviate Pain, Express Feelings, Enhance Memory, Improve Communication, Promote Physical Rehabilitation and more

 
Where Do Music Therapists Work?

Where Do Music Therapists Work?

Music therapists work in medical hospitals, treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, drug & alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, correctional facilities & more.

 
What Do Music Therapists Do?

What Do Music Therapists Do?

Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, & cognitive skills through musical responses; design music interventions for individuals and groups based on client needs; & follow up progress.

 
Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Who Can Benefit from Music Therapy?

Children, adolescents, adults, & the elderly with mental health needs, developmental & learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, acute and chronic pain, & more.

 
Does Research Support Music Therapy?

Does Research Support Music Therapy?

AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music as therapy through publication of the "Journal of Music Therapy," "Music Therapy Perspectives" & other sources. A substantial body of literature exists to support its effectiveness.

 
 
 
 

Renew Your 2013 Membership in AMTA Today

Membership in AMTA not only helps support our mission, but it helps you as a music therapist or student in more ways than you know.  Be sure and renew your membership for the 2013 calendar year in order to take advantage of all the benefits membership in AMTA has to offer.  To join AMTA or renew your membership, log in with your email address and password, then click the Join AMTA button.  You can pay for your membership in the AMTA Online Store.  Or, if you'd like to mail in your payment, click here to print out the membership form and mail it to the AMTA office with your payment.  

Benefits of Membership are valued at over $3200 per year.
Definintely worth the cost!

See below for just a few of the benefits membership brings to you and go to our member benefits page for even more.  You can also print this graphic out or download to your hard drive to share it with friends and colleagues or administrators at your convenience.


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New E-courses Available from AMTA

Announcing the launch of the first in a series of AMTA E-courses, "Music Therapy Reimbursement: Sources and Steps to Success" by AMTA's Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, MT-BC, Managed Healthcare Professional.  This cutting-edge AMTA E-course allows participants to study at their leisure, and equips each listener with the most up-to-date tools and reimbursement information necessary for seeking reimbursement to make top-quality music therapy services more accessible to individuals of all ages in a variety of clinical settings. For more information on this e-course, watch this brief video from presenter Judy Simpson:

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Current AMTA Members Receive Substantial Discounts on the Introductory Price:

  • Regular Cost: $150 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Members Discounted Cost: $100 - includes 5 CMTE credits
  • Current Student/Grad Student Member Discounted Cost: $50

 

Additional E-courses to be Added Soon:

Other AMTA E-courses focusing on clinical practice and on professional issues will follow.  To find this and other CMTE Courses as they are unveiled, go to Bookstore>Visit the Bookstore and Shop for: Merchandise, Category: E-courses and click the Go button.  Or go directly there by clicking here.  For more information on the new AMTA E-course series, go to Member Resources>Continuing Music Therapy Education, or click here.

 

 

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. For further information, please explore the rest of this site including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

 

Mission of the American Music Therapy Association

The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

 

Music Therapy Featured on PBS Newshour

The February 27th edition of the PBS Newshour broadcast included a story on music therapy titled "The Healing Power of Music."  Music Therapy programs in Northern California and historical footage from AMTA were featured.

Watch The Healing Power of Music on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

 

Sparking Memories Musically

NBC recently produced a piece about music therapy for their program, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.  Though the piece did not air during the regularly scheduled showtime, it was published on the MSNBC website. The story features the work of AMTA member Jodi Levine with elderly patients at the Avery Heights Health Care Center in Hartford, Connecticut. NBC worked with many other therapists including Kat Fulton, Cathy Knoll and Ronna Kaplan.

 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Music Therapy Input at Kennedy Center Conference
AMTA leaders, Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow and Dr. Mary Adamek worked with officials at the Kennedy Center to plan a conference exploring relationships between arts education and special education. AMTA members and others interested are encouraged to participate. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
AMTA & Kaplan Fund Bring Music Therapy to Newtown
A donation to the American Music Therapy Association's disaster response program fund from the Brenda H. Kaplan Music Fund will fund music therapy services among children affected by the Newtown, CT shooting. Music therapy services will be offered in cooperation with Board Certified Music Therapists who serve Newtown area schools. Continue Reading
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Music Therapy & the Military in Huffington Post
AMTA Past President Ronna Kaplan shares information about new music therapy programs designed to support Veterans and their families as well as a review of music therapy's long history in serving the military. Continue Reading
 
Monday, December 17, 2012
Newtown Shooting Response
The American Music Therapy Association is deeply saddened by events that happened in Newtown, Connecticut this past week. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Newtown and the entire New England region. We wish all those affected by this tragedy peace and comfort. Continue Reading
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 15, Number 3 & 4 Published
Music Therapy Matters, Volume 15, No 3 & 4 combined issue is now available for current AMTA members Continue Reading
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012
2013 Professional Membership in AMTA: New "Pay in Installments" Option
Membership in AMTA not only helps support our mission, but it helps you as a music therapist in more ways than you know. Being a member is the best way to participate in the future of our profession so be sure and renew your membership for the 2013 calendar year in order to take advantage of all the benefits membership in AMTA has to offer. Continue Reading
 
Monday, December 10, 2012
Please Remember AMTA in Your Year-end Giving Plans
The AMTA Board of Directors and the AMTA national office staff have all donated to AMTA this year—please join us! Continue Reading
 
Monday, December 10, 2012
Support the Profession - Just by Shopping!
Remember when you’re shopping this season, 5% of any purchase you make at Amazon.com can go to benefit AMTA and its programs. Continue Reading
 
Monday, December 3, 2012
New Online E-Courses Available from AMTA
Announcing the launch of the first in a series of AMTA E-courses, "Music Therapy Reimbursement: Sources and Steps to Success" by AMTA's Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, MT-BC, Managed Healthcare Professional. Continue Reading
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Megara Foundation Supports Music Therapy
AMTA recently received a $10,000 contribution from the Megara Foundation in Houston, Texas to support its mission. Continue Reading
 
Monday, November 26, 2012
Music Therapy & Autism in Huffington Post
Click on this link to read the latest column by AMTA Immediate Past President Ronna Kaplan in the Huffington Post: "Music Therapy for Individuals with Autism." Continue Reading
 
Friday, November 16, 2012
New Music Therapy Program Supports Wounded Warriors
The National Endowment for the Arts, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Department of Defense, partner to support wounded warriors and their families by creating a music therapy program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. Continue Reading
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