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NJ Bill Needs Support!!

NJ Bill Needs Support!!

The New Jersey Bill Needs Support! Please check out the link below to help us advocate! Click here for a PDF version. Please Support Bill A2183/S1687 Music Therapist Licensing Act What is Music Therapy? Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels […]

February 26, 2018 | 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
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
Maryland Hill Day!

Maryland Hill Day!

Hill Day in Maryland! 6 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs This FREE, 6 CMTE presentation hosted by Maryland Music Therapy State Task Force will discuss the advocacy work which has led to the bill HB1458- THE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS- MARYLAND MUSIC THERAPISTS ACT. Participants will learn the necessary skills to communicate effectively […]

February 25, 2017 | By More
Update from the Maryland State Task!

Update from the Maryland State Task!

Maryland State Task Force Update The Maryland Task force conducted a survey reaching out to the Maryland music therapists due to the overwhelming response from the legislators to submit a bill for licensure. We received a tremendous response and support from the music therapists and are pursuing licensure, which the bill is currently being drafted. […]

November 1, 2016 | By More
Fall Government Relations Report!

Fall Government Relations Report!

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com Fall Salutations! As I am writing this newsletter, it is exactly one month to Election Day. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 you are strongly encouraged to vote. Voting is one of the most important advocacy tasks […]

November 1, 2016 | By More
NJSTF Hearing and News!

NJSTF Hearing and News!

SAME SONG OF SUCCESS! For those of you who are familiar with the 1942 Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn song I’ve Heard This Song Before, let’s sing together. “It seems to me I’ve heard this song before, It’s from an old familiar score.” What a sweet sound was the vote at the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing 5 […]

October 12, 2016 | By More
NYSTF Workshop at Molloy College!

NYSTF Workshop at Molloy College!

Dear Colleagues, Please see the attached flyer for details on a day-long workshop at Molloy College on Friday, October 21, presented by the New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF) as well as representatives from AMTA and CBMT. The morning session is geared toward students and others who would like detailed information on the […]

October 2, 2016 | By More
NJSTF News and Updates

NJSTF News and Updates

PROCESS BRINGS RESULTS Advocacy, like music therapy, can be all about the process. This was the experience at the New Jersey Senate Hill Day held August 1, 2016 in Trenton. The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) members contacted over half of the state’s Senators to request meetings to garner support for S1601, The Music […]

September 6, 2016 | By More
The Summer Government Relations Report Is In!

The Summer Government Relations Report Is In!

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com Summer is usually a time to slow down in the lazy, hazy heat. While work related to government relations generally slows down a bit in the summer months, task forces are still very active gathering information, […]

July 21, 2016 | By More