Participants in this AMTA E-course Advocacy for More Music Therapy will learn details about advocacy for music therapy on the federal level and about the State Recognition Operational Plan for Music Therapy. Participants will learn specific concepts and skills necessary to be an effective advocate in their daily work as well as in state or federal advocacy projects, all of which are focused on promoting increased access to music therapy services provided by a board certified music therapist. Presented by: Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC; Kimberly Sena Moore, PhD, MT-BC; Judy Simpson, MT-BC; Rebecca Preddie; Maria Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC. Publication date: September, 2020
Downloading the E-course Workbook:
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 include the link 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.
- Objective 1. The learner will listen to the audio segments of Units 1 and 2 of the AMTA Advocacy e-course and will write an advocacy story about a significant music therapy event. (CBMT 2020 Board Certification Domain III.A.5.w.)
- Objective 2. The learner will listen to the audio segments of Units 3 and 4 of the AMTA Advocacy e-course and will write a summary about the federal senators and representatives who represent their home state and district. (CBMT 2020 Board Certification Domain V.B.3, 9, 18.)
- Objective 3. The learner will listen to the audio segment of Unit 5 of the AMTA Advocacy e-course and (1) will write a summary about the state legislators who represent their state and district, and will (2) write a description of their state's Music Therapy Task force, including the contact information. (CBMT 2020 Board Certification Domain V.B. 3, 9, 18.)
- Objective 4. The learner will listen to the audio segments of Units 6 and 7 of the AMTA Advocacy e-course and will write a summary of the 5 steps critical for effective advocacy leading to improving access to quality music therapy services provided by a qualified professional. (CBMT 2020 Board Certification Domains V.B. 14, 16, 17, 18.)