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Questions and Concerns Regarding Sunset of National Music Therapy Registry

Questions and Concerns Regarding Sunset of National Music Therapy Registry

Questions and concerns regarding the sunset of the National Music Therapy Registry and the subsequent impact on the use of alternate professional designations, particularly in NY and in relation to the Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) law, have been brought to the attention of the New York State Task Force on Occupational Regulation (NYSTF). The […]

February 1, 2020 | By More
Attention NYS LCATs Seeking Continuing Education Opportunities

Attention NYS LCATs Seeking Continuing Education Opportunities

Have you heard about the new AMTA member benefit starting in January 2020? AMTA is launching the AMTA E-course Research Review Series for members only. Members will be able to access e-courses based on research from recently published journals, complete assignments, and earn CMTE credits. Read more about it here: https://www.musictherapy.org/careers/continuing_music_therapy_education/ These courses will qualify […]

December 26, 2019 | By More
Board of Health Professionals Issue Recommendation

Board of Health Professionals Issue Recommendation

The final report of our study through the Board of Health Professions has been officially approved and is now posted on their website. The Board recommended Licensure for Music Therapy in the state. This means we plan to have another bill in 2020, one that will be backed by the recommendation of the Board! Looking […]

November 22, 2019 | By More
New York State Task Force Visits New Jersey

New York State Task Force Visits New Jersey

Donna Polen, Chair of the New York State Task Force (NYSTF) and members of NYSTF came to Montclair State University in September at the invitation of Brian Abrams, Associate Professor at the Cali School of Music. NYSTF presented a workshop regarding the License for Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) which is important information for New Jersey […]

November 6, 2019 | By More
VASTF Undergoing Sunrise Review Study

VASTF Undergoing Sunrise Review Study

The VASTF is gearing up for another exciting year. We are currently undergoing a Sunrise Review study through the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) as mandated by our Music Therapy bill which passed in the most recent legislative session. This study identifies if there is a need for occupational regulation and to what degree […]

August 26, 2019 | By More
Maryland State Task Force Update

Maryland State Task Force Update

The Maryland State Task Force has completed the criteria for the Board of Physicians application. The National Team is currently reviewing the application and we hope to submit it this summer.

June 17, 2019 | By More
NJSTF on Occupational Regulation

NJSTF on Occupational Regulation

February 22, 2019 Ms. Suzanne Buchanan, Executive Director Autism NJ Dear Ms. Buchanan: I am writing in response to the most recent iteration of Autism NJ’s disregard for music therapy as a treatment option for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Namely, Autism NJ suggested language revisions for the proposed amendment to the New […]

April 8, 2019 | By More
New York State Task Force Appears at Hill Day

New York State Task Force Appears at Hill Day

NYSTF held their 2nd Hill Day in Albany on Monday, 3/25/19. New initiatives this year included having 8 NY MTs serve as Team Leaders for our meetings and 12 exhibitors (schools and agencies). A very exciting moment occurred when a large portion of our group was invited by Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (D; District 52 […]

March 31, 2019 | By More
Governor Murphy Proposes New State Board

Governor Murphy Proposes New State Board

NJ Governor Proposes State Board for Creative Arts Therapies Submitted by Paula Unsal, Chair NJSTF On January 31, 2019, at the “eleventh” hour, NJ Governor Phil Murphy sent the Drama/Dance Movement Therapist (D/DMT) licensing bill A1220 back to the General Assembly with a conditional veto. The veto recommended establishing a new State Board of Creative […]

February 14, 2019 | By More
NJ General Assembly Passes A2183

NJ General Assembly Passes A2183

NJ General Assembly Passes A2183!!! On our way!  New Jersey music therapists are celebrating passage of A2183, the Music Therapist Licensing Act, in the General Assembly on April 12, 2018. The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) is pleased that this was accomplished so quickly.  Starting on January 29th and culminating with the April 12th […]

May 13, 2018 | By More