2014 Social Media Advocacy Project

Introduction: Advocacy —> Recognition —> Access

Since 2005, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) have collaborated on a State Recognition Operational Plan. The primary purpose of this plan is to get music therapy and the MT-BC credential recognized by individual states so that citizens can more easily access our services. The AMTA Government Relations staff and the CBMT Regulatory Affairs staff provide guidance and technical support to state task forces throughout the country as they work towards state recognition. To date, their work has resulted in over 40 active state task forces, 2 licensure bills passed in 2011, 1 licensure bill passed in 2012, almost a dozen pieces of legislation in 2013, and an estimated 10 bills in 2014 that seek to create either title protection, registration, or licensure for music therapy. This month, our focus is on YOU and on getting you excited about advocacy.


About the Project

The 2014 Social Media Advocacy Month theme is "We are…" and will center on exploring and honoring the profession of music therapy as a distinct profession, unique from other professions and professionals with which we work. Throughout the month of January, music therapy bloggers and podcasters will be sharing their tips, thoughts, and ideas on advocacy, on being an advocate, and on being a music therapist.

Articles and podcast episodes will be posted to this site throughout the month. Be sure to also follow the #mtadvocacy hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay current with the latest happenings.

Participating Blogs and Podcasts

…in the practice room: A Music Therapy Blog (blogger Tania Cordobes)
Access Music Therapy (blogger Jody Tucker)
Back Mountain Music Therapy (blogger Antoinette Morrison)
Bill Matney (blogger Bill Matney)
Coast Music Therapy (blogger Michelle Lazar)
Connecticut Music Therapy Services LLC (blogger Jen Sokira)
CODA Quips (blogger Kellee Coviak Hansen)
Developing Melodies (blogger Meryl Brown)
Earthtones Music Therapy Services (music therapist Jodi Winnwalker)
Giving Song (blogger Kristin Noel Veteto)
Golden State Music Therapy (blogger Kalani)
Heartbeat Music Therapy (blogger Janice Lindstrom)
Kalani Music (blogger Kalani)
Key Changes Music Therapy (blogger Natalie Mullis)
Listen & Learn Music (blogger Rachel Rambach)
Metro Music Therapy (blogger Mallory Even)
Music Makes Sense (blogger Daniel Tague)
Music Moves (blogger Natasha Thomas)
Music Sparks (blogger JoAnn Jordan)
Music Therapy and End-of-Life Care (bloggers Jillian Argue, Meghan Hinman, Kristen O'Grady, and Noah Potvin)
Music Therapy Ed (bloggers Kat Fulton and Julie Palmieri)
Music Therapy Maven (blogger Kimberly Sena Moore)
Music Therapy Round Table (podcasters Michelle Erfurt, Rachel Rambach, & Kimberly Sena Moore)
Music Therapy Services of Austin (blogger Rachel See)
Music Therapy Source (blogger Matt Logan)
Music Therapy Tween (blogger Michelle Erfurt)
Musical Autist (blogger CJ Shiloh)
On a Good Note (blogger Katey Kratz)
Pathways in Music (blogger Diana Hereld)
Rehabilitative Rhythms (blogger Sarah Thompson)
Roots & Wings Music Therapy (blogger Stacey Surratt)
Songs for Success (blogger Kerry Cornelius)
Sound Starts Music Therapy (blogger Mary Altom)
Soundscape Music Therapy (blogger Rachelle Norman)
Spectrum Creative Arts (bloggers Noa Elimelech and Wade Richards)
SWMC Music Therapy Blog (blogger Sharon Boyle)
The Adventures of Runner Girl (blogger Michelle Kennemer)
The George Center (bloggers Andrew Littlefield & Jamie George)
The Mindful Music Therapist (blogger Roia Rafieyan)
The Music Therapy Show with Janice Lindstrom (podcaster Janice Lindstrom)
The Rhythm Tree (blogger Ryan Judd)
The Rhythmic Mind (blogger Stephanie Scheffel)
Time for Music (blogger Wade Richards)
Toneworks Music Therapy Services LLC (blogger Andrea Yun-Springer)
Tuned In To Learning (blogger Michelle Lazar)
Urban Therapists (podcaster Andrea Yun-Springer)

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