Professional Development

The 2015 Scope of Music Therapy Practice defines “music therapy” as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels within a therapeutic relationship by a credential professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” One of the characteristics outlined in this definition […]

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Finding a job as a music therapist can be a daunting task. Although there are now more music therapist positions than ever before, landing your ideal one is a bigger challenge in this field compared to many others. That’s one reason why so many music therapists go into private practice. But even then, as a […]

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Every year, we have the opportunity to record the podcast live at the AMTA national conference. Not only do we get the chance to discuss our own conference experiences, but we have the opportunity to interview other music therapists about theirs, as well. In this episode 60 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we […]

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Music therapists regularly interact with individuals and communities who are in some way in the minority. Whether due to disability, circumstance, or some other reason, it’s part of our professional and ethical responsibility to be informed about and sensitive to the needs of these communities. In this 58th episode of the Music Therapy Round Table […]

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Many times before we meet a colleague, prospective client, potential employer or employee face-to-face, it is our online persona they get to know first. Whether it be through LinkedIn, a personal or business website or Facebook page, a blog, podcast or other digital medium, we are representing ourselves with every sentence we write, photo we […]

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A board certified music therapist can work across developmental domains, ages, and settings. This diversity is one of the unique features of our field. It also makes it very hard to teach everything during the education and clinical training portion of a music therapist’s career. In fact, it’s very common for a music therapist to […]

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