The first podcast of each year is dedicated to Social Media Advocacy Month, and 2014 is no exception. For the past 4 years, music therapy bloggers and podcasters have banded together throughout the month of January to talk, write, question, share, and advocate for music therapy. This project is part of the collaborative AMTA/CBMT State […]


This November marked the 15th National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association (or AMTA for short). It was by far, the best National conference to date. In this 49th episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we will be sharing our personal conference experiences with you. AND, we have a BONUS podcast with […]


It’s a well-known fact in the music therapy profession that most of us are women. It’s also a common stereotype that women should be these nice, sweet, gentle creatures. However, as a professional woman, this may not be the perception we want and being “nice” can have some downsides. When you do a Google search […]


Episode 38: The Power of Storytelling

by MTRT on January 8, 2013

This January, the music therapy blogging community is banding together for the third annual social media advocacy month. Music therapists in over 35 states are involved in the joint AMTA and CBMT state recognition operational plan, where we are seeking to increase our client’s access to music therapy services through official recognition of our profession […]


Episode 34: Conference Time is Upon Us!

by MTRT on October 2, 2012

This year, we’re gearing up for conference almost a month earlier than usual. Our flights and hotel rooms are booked, presentations are prepared, and now comes the real fun: planning how we’ll spend those 5 days in St. Charles, Illinois. In episode 34 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we’ll share with you our […]

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Episode 25: How To Be a Passionate Advocate

by MTRT on January 10, 2012

This month, the Music Therapy Round Table is delighted to welcome two guests to our show: Judy Simpson and Dr. Dena Register. As the Director of Government Relations for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Judy Simpson is the face of public policy for our profession as she works to represent our field and get […]