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Assembly of Delegates Announcement

Assembly of Delegates Announcement

Dear MAR Members, In preparation for the Assembly meetings in St. Louis, MO, and in consultation with President Viega, please take time to review the following information that will come before the Assembly of Delegates and/or the general membership. There are four main items: recommendations for possible changes in the AMTA Bylaws regarding student membership and […]

November 8, 2017 | By More
CMTE: Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education

CMTE: Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education

CMTE: Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA: Making Music Therapy Happen in Public Education Upcoming CMTE Opportunity with MAMT! October 15, 2017 11am-4pm, Howard Community College, Columbia MD, 5 CMTEs. Every music therapist working in special education needs to know and understand the specific laws and regulations that support and fund their practice. Every family with a […]

September 16, 2017 | By More
Attention New York!

Attention New York!

ATTENTION NEW YORK!!!! As you may know, the New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF) has a new email address:  nystate.task.force@gmail.com We are hearing that our new format for large emails, coming through MailChimp, often sends our messages into folders for spam or (in Gmail) promotions. Please make sure to check these folders […]

September 6, 2017 | By More
Announcement from President and Membership

Announcement from President and Membership

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association writes to acknowledge and condemn the terrible acts of bigotry and violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend (August 12, 2017).  We extend condolences to the families of Heather Heyer, Lt. Pilot H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper Pilot Berke M.M. Bates who were killed in the events […]

August 17, 2017 | By More
Summertime in New Jersey

Summertime in New Jersey

SUMMERTIME IN NEW JERSEY Submitted by Paula Unsal, Chair While the New Jersey legislative session continues during the summer, legislative activity has slowed and the combined Music Therapist Licensing bill A783/S1601 remains in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee with no scheduled hearings as of this writing. The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) is […]

August 1, 2017 | By More
Hey NY!!!!! Did you know?!?

Hey NY!!!!! Did you know?!?

HEY, NEW YORK!!! DID YOU KNOW??? In an effort to help keep NYS music therapists informed regarding the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law and regulations, we are pleased to offer this little column of regulatory tidbits! This Issue’s Feature: CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS – CALCULATING AND RECALCULATING!!! In case you haven’t heard … effective January […]

July 13, 2017 | By More
Government Relations Report

Government Relations Report

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist NICU-MT margovernmentrelations@gmail.com NATIONAL UPDATES The American Music Therapy Association is monitoring changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). AMTA is encouraging members and others to exercise your rights and responsibilities as citizens and consider participation in the democratic process in the following […]

July 12, 2017 | By More
PASTF Presents: CMTE at Marywood Univeristy

PASTF Presents: CMTE at Marywood Univeristy

         

June 3, 2017 | By More
Hey, New York!! Let’s Talk About Continuing Ed!

Hey, New York!! Let’s Talk About Continuing Ed!

HEY, NEW YORK!!! DID YOU KNOW??? In an effort to help keep NYS music therapists informed regarding the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law and regulations, we are pleased to offer this little column of regulatory tidbits!   This Issue’s Feature: CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS – CONTINUING! As most everyone knows, effective January 1, 2017, Section […]

April 29, 2017 | By More
Government Relations Report

Government Relations Report

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS REPORT Respectfully Submitted: Amy Rodgers Smith, MMT, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist NICU-MT margovernmentrelations@gmail.com NATIONAL UPDATES The American Music Therapy Association is monitoring changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). AMTA is encouraging members and others to exercise your rights and responsibilities as citizens and consider participation in the democratic process in the […]

April 26, 2017 | By More