January marks social media advocacy month in the music therapy community. Throughout the month, music therapy bloggers and podcasters, like us, band together to talk about music therapy, advocacy, and the importance of being a music therapy advocate. This year’s social media advocacy month theme is re: VISION. It has multiple meanings, which we’ll talk about soon, but generally centers on the idea of transforming challenges into advocacy opportunities.
In this episode 62 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we’ll talk about that idea through sharing our own experiences of turning challenges to opportunities, then will end with some information about a pretty significant change to happen for the music therapy profession, the creation of the scope of music therapy practice.
The Music Therapy State Recognition website —Throughout the month of January you can find all the articles and podcast episodes published as part of the Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Project housed in this central location. Be sure to also follow the #mtadvocacy hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay current with the latest happenings.
Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015)
(from the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists) As the profession of music therapy has been moving forward with recognition at the state level it has been identified that a document was needed to reflect a similar format to other health care professional organizations Scopes of Practice. CBMT and AMTA worked together to create a Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) for the profession based on published documents from both organizations. This new document entitled Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) is available as an educational tool and legislative support document that broadly defines the range of responsibilities of a fully qualified music therapy professional with requisite education, clinical training, and board certification.
MT Guitar Coach—Founded by MTRT co-host Matt Logan, this guitar coaching site is full of courses and products made with music therapists and music educators in mind. Check it out at http://www.mtguitarcoach.com/.
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