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E-Course: Advocacy for Music Therapy: Engage in the Process
Member Price$75.00
Non-Member Price$125.00
Merchandise Description

Cost: $125 - includes 3 CMTE credits. Current members, $75 - includes 3 CMTE credits. Current Student and Grad Student members, $50. NOTE: To receive the Student/Grad member price, make sure to log in with your email address and password first, then select the appropriate item next to "Merchandise Rates" before adding to your shopping cart.


Advocacy for music therapy is something we are all involved in every day as we provide quality services to our clients, as we continue our educations and sharpen our skills, as we read new research and new approaches to clinical practice, and as we talk to families, staff members, caregivers, community members, stakeholders, and decision makers. Advocacy is an ongoing process. Whether we are striving to expand our own services, to develop new jobs in our community, to expand the reach of music therapy in our area or state, or increase the general awareness of our profession, each music therapist can play a role in the process. In this AMTA E-course - “Advocacy for Music Therapy: Engage in the Process” - AMTA’s Director of Government Relations, Judy Simpson, MT-BC, teaches the fundamentals of music therapy advocacy in practical terms, helping e-course participants build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. This AMTA E-course equips each listener with the information and tools required for being an effective advocate for music therapy with the goal of making top-quality music therapy services more accessible to individuals of all ages in a variety of clinical settings.  Publish date: June 2014

Learning Objectives:

1. E-course participant will learn to define advocacy and to know how it can positively impact music therapy. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains IV. B. 20.)  2. E-course participant will learn about the collaborative AMTA and CBMT state recognition process. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains IV. A. 4, and IV. B. 20.)  3. E-course participant will learn techniques and explore skills necessary to communicate effectively with state officials and health and education stakeholders to advocate for music therapy in personal community. (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains IV. B. 5, 6, 8, 20.)  4. E-course participant will learn successful strategies for future advocacy efforts.  (2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains IV. A. 1, 2, 4, and IV.B. 5, 6, 7, 8, 20.)

Participants listen to the audio discussion at their leisure. If they choose to earn 3 CMTE credits from AMTA, a CBMT Approved Provider, participants simply need to submit a CMTE Evaluation after listening to the audio and completing the course. Includes 3 CMTE credits for music therapy professionals. AMTA is a pre-approved provider (#P-051) with CBMT and maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Once you have purchased this item after logging into your AMTA online account, you will need to download the e-course workbook. Go My Account>My Transactions>My Downloadable Products and click on the item to open it. Then save the workbook (a .pdf file) to your local computer. (Note: If you have trouble with the download in your particular browser, please try a different browser if you are able.  Or, you may email the AMTA office and we will be happy to email the workbook to you.)  The workbook will provide all instructions for taking the course and listening to the audio files. You will be able to re-download the workbook in your online account for a period of 12 months after the purchase date. To obtain CMTE credits after taking the course, follow instructions given in the downloadable workbook.

Note: The cost of each e-course purchase entitles one individual to participate in and complete the e-course for CMTE credit. If a course is being purchased for multiple individuals, it must be purchased separately for each participant. Please email the national office if you are purchasing a course for someone other than yourself so credit can be applied to that person's record.


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