Tag: government relations

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
MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA

MAR President’s Forum: Responses from AMTA On behalf of the AMTA, President Geiger has provided a document with responses to the questions and concerns raised during the MAR President’s Forum.  To read the original document from the Presidents Forum, click here. A HUGE thanks goes to President Geiger for compiling this information for us and for […]

June 27, 2016 | By More
2016 Special Elections!

2016 Special Elections!

2016 Special Elections Slate of Nominees (Approved 3/18/2016)   Vice President for Membership Beth Deyermond, MA, MT-BC has been a practicing music therapist for the past fourteen years.  She currently serves as the Music Therapy Department Chairperson and Internship Director at The Center for Discovery in Harris, NY.  She received her Bachelors of Science in […]

April 1, 2016 | By More
Suggested Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws

Suggested Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws

AMTA Members! Please click here to view the updated proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws!  

March 3, 2016 | By More
Hill Day in PA!

Hill Day in PA!

Looking to support and advocate for music therapists in PA?? Hoping to get a few FREE CMTE’s under your belt while supporting your fellow music therapists?! Check out the details for PA Hill Day!

February 7, 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
Maryland State Task Force Updates

Maryland State Task Force Updates

In October and November of 2015, the MDSTF sent out 5 weekly emails reaching out to Maryland music therapists to participate in 15 Minutes of Advocacy. Each week, Maryland music therapists were asked to complete a task that would culminate in a letter drafted to 3 legislators with the purpose of educating legislators about music therapy […]

January 4, 2016 | By More
2015 Annual Conference Government Relations Committee Report

2015 Annual Conference Government Relations Committee Report

American Music Therapy Association Government Relations Committee 2015 Annual Conference Talking Points 1. Congratulations to the Oregon Task Force for their advocacy in obtaining music therapy state recognition. Successful legislation created a music therapy license for board certified music therapists granted by Oregon’s Health Licensing Office (HLO). 2. Congratulations as well to the Illinois Task […]

December 5, 2015 | By More
PA Update: Licensure Bills in the House and Senate!

PA Update: Licensure Bills in the House and Senate!

Pennsylvania is excited to announce that we have music therapy licensure bills in the both the House and the Senate. Both bills are currently in committee. Please contact your PA Representative and PA Senator and ask them to co-sponsor this legislation. To find your representative, click here. • You can view the PA House Bill […]

October 19, 2015 | By More