Tag: Advocacy

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA On behalf of the AMTA, President Geiger has provided a document with responses to the questions and concerns raised during the MAR President’s Forum.  To read the original document from the Presidents Forum, click here. A HUGE thanks goes to President Geiger for compiling this information for us and for […]

June 27, 2016 | By More
Research Committee Announcements!!

Research Committee Announcements!!

Research Award Recipients Dr. Wendy Magee was awarded the MAR Research/Special Project Award for her research project “Exploring the clinical utility of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) with end-stage Dementia”. And, Dr. John Carpente was awarded the MAR Collaborative Research Award for his research project “Validity and Reliability Evidence for a Music Therapy […]

March 25, 2016 | By More
A Dialogue on Current and Future Music Therapy Practice in NYS

A Dialogue on Current and Future Music Therapy Practice in NYS

March 12, 2016 | By More
Hill Day in PA!

Hill Day in PA!

Looking to support and advocate for music therapists in PA?? Hoping to get a few FREE CMTE’s under your belt while supporting your fellow music therapists?! Check out the details for PA Hill Day!

February 7, 2016 | By More
Government Relations Newsletter

Government Relations Newsletter

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com NATIONAL UPDATES Help us Celebrate 10 years of the AMTA/CBMT State Recognition Operational Plan! Nationally there are over 43 active state task forces. There is anticipated recognition legislation in at least nine states in 2016. In […]

January 26, 2016 | By More
Maryland State Task Force Updates

Maryland State Task Force Updates

In October and November of 2015, the MDSTF sent out 5 weekly emails reaching out to Maryland music therapists to participate in 15 Minutes of Advocacy. Each week, Maryland music therapists were asked to complete a task that would culminate in a letter drafted to 3 legislators with the purpose of educating legislators about music therapy […]

January 4, 2016 | By More
New Jersey News Update!

New Jersey News Update!

Oh, What a Day! To paraphrase the Four Seasons Oh, what a day, Mid-December twenty-fifteen we had our first hearing of The Music Therapist Licensing Act. The Assembly Regulated Professions Committee met on December 10th, heard testimony and released bill A4353 to the General Assembly for consideration and vote. What a very special time to […]

January 2, 2016 | By More
URGENT! Call to Action for LCAT Regulations

URGENT! Call to Action for LCAT Regulations

URGENT Call to Action Regarding Proposed Continuing Education Regulations for the LCAT DEADLINE for Comments: December 28, 2015. The New York State Task Force (NYSTF) continues to monitor activity in NYS related to the implementation of the Mental Health Practitioners (MHP) law. We are issuing a crucial call to action at this time. We just learned […]

December 16, 2015 | By More
PA Update: Licensure Bills in the House and Senate!

PA Update: Licensure Bills in the House and Senate!

Pennsylvania is excited to announce that we have music therapy licensure bills in the both the House and the Senate. Both bills are currently in committee. Please contact your PA Representative and PA Senator and ask them to co-sponsor this legislation. To find your representative, click here. • You can view the PA House Bill […]

October 19, 2015 | By More
Music Therapy Hill Day

Music Therapy Hill Day

The PA State Task Force is preparing for the upcoming Music Therapy Hill Day at the PA State Capitol on Wednesday, October 21 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. There will be an Advocacy Training and Planning Session for PA Hill Day the evening before, Tuesday, October 20th from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm at Charlton Church, 5920 Jonestown […]

October 17, 2015 | By More