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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
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
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
2017 Election Results!

2017 Election Results!

2017 ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN! On behalf of the MAR-AMTA Executive Board, please join me in congratulating our new MAR-AMTA Executive Board members and Assembly Delegates and Alternates! We appreciate all who ran for each of these positions and hope that more will do the same going forward. There is a place for everyone to […]

April 25, 2017 | By More
Assembly of Delegates Nominees

Assembly of Delegates Nominees

Assembly of Delegates Nominees Elaine Abbott, Ph.D., MT-BC has over 20 years of clinical music therapy experience in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient behavioral health facilities and private music psychotherapy practice. She is associate professor and director of music therapy at Duquesne University were she has taught methods and practicum courses for nine years. Statement of […]

April 8, 2017 | By More
2017 Executive Board Nominees

2017 Executive Board Nominees

2017 Executive Board Nominees Below are the nominees for the Executive Board Elections for the two-year term beginning June 1st, 2017.

April 7, 2017 | By More
Call for Posters- PA Music Therapy Rally

Call for Posters- PA Music Therapy Rally

April 3, 2017 | By More
Join the PA Task force for a Music Therapy Rally!

Join the PA Task force for a Music Therapy Rally!

April 2, 2017 | By More