Music Therapy License Created in Virginia

Music Therapy License Created in Virginia

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) are excited to announce that on Tuesday March 3, 2020 Governor Ralph Northam signed into law HB 1562. This bill creates a music therapy license under the Board of Social Work, and establishes an Advisory Board on Music Therapy to assist […]

April 28, 2020 | By More
Two Bills Making Way to Virginia Governor’s Desk

Two Bills Making Way to Virginia Governor’s Desk

SB633 passed the Senate on February 4th and is making its way through the House, while HB1562 passed the House on January 27th and is making its way through the Senate. Now we are waiting to see which bill makes it to the governor’s desk first.

February 18, 2020 | 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
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
Two CMTE Courses at Radford University, March 15-17, 2018

Two CMTE Courses at Radford University, March 15-17, 2018

Radford University is happy to announce the Spring 2018 Annual Music Therapy Symposium, March 15-17, 2018, with 2 courses that offer 9 CMTEs each. Both courses are offered free of charge, and neither course has any prerequisites. We are very excited to host Elizabeth (Beth) Schwartz, MA, LCAT, MT-BC and Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC. Beth […]

February 15, 2018 | By More
Radford University Music Therapy Symposium

Radford University Music Therapy Symposium

Radford University Music Therapy Symposium 8 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs Radford University is happy to announce the Spring 2017 Annual Music Therapy Symposium, April 13 and 14, 2017. We are very excited to host Dr. Joanne V. Loewy, D.A., LCAT, MT-BC. Dr. Loewy is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & […]

March 11, 2017 | By More
CMTE Opportunity: Boomwhackers, Harp, and Garageband

CMTE Opportunity: Boomwhackers, Harp, and Garageband

The Music Therapist’s Toolbox: Applications and Interventions for boomwhackers, harp, and Garageband! VMTA: Spring Meeting & CMTE 4 CMTEs, 0 CPEs for LCATs This 4 credit CMTE will outline different applications and interventions featuring the tools of boomwhackers, harp, and GarageBand used by various music therapists within their practices. The presenters will explain techniques for […]

March 2, 2017 | 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
April 2016 Government Relations Newsletter

April 2016 Government Relations Newsletter

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS History was made at the Harrisburg State Capitol during the conference! The largest Music Therapy Hill Day in the country took place with well over 200 music therapists and music therapy students from across the region […]

April 29, 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