Tag: New Jersey

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
New Jersey Bill Passed in Assembly!

New Jersey Bill Passed in Assembly!

NJ BILL PASSED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY!! ONE DOWN In the continuing process to get a New Jersey state license for music therapists, The Music Therapist Licensing Act, A783 was voted on and passed in the New Jersey General Assembly on November 21, 2016 by a vote of 59 to 13. We also had two additional […]

December 23, 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
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
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 to open in a new window!

February 27, 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
Job Opening: PALS Program/Creative Arts Therapist Position, Middlesex County, NJ

Job Opening: PALS Program/Creative Arts Therapist Position, Middlesex County, NJ

The PALS (Peace: A Learned Solution) program at Women Aware, a comprehensive domestic violence agency in Middlesex County, NJ., includes in its services Creative Arts/Music/Movement therapy for children who have witnessed and be affected by domestic violence, provided on a non-residential basis. This program is seeking a part time (25 hours/week) Creative Arts Therapist. Masters […]

May 14, 2015 | By More
The Current Status of State Recognition Efforts in New Jersey

The Current Status of State Recognition Efforts in New Jersey

New Jersey Music Therapists are seeking state recognition through a music therapist license. In April of 2015, the Music Therapist Licensing Act sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak and Senator Jeff Van Drew was introduced to the NJ legislature. The primary purpose of this license is to protect the public by outlining the specific education, clinical […]

April 1, 2015 | By More