Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month and #FollowMTWeek at GCMT

We are so excited to CONNECT with music therapists and music therapy supporters from around the world for Social Media Advocacy Month! As Andrew pointed out earlier this week, January is Social Media Advocacy Month. This is a time when music therapists share stories and advocate for our profession. It’s a time to remember that advocacy is for anyone. Advocacy happens everywhere, any day of the week, any time you are engaging in a professional capacity. You can advocate at every level, from grassroots in your community to state agencies and governors to national legislators. In fact, any opportunity and conversation is a way to advocate for the profession.

Come CONNECT with us! Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in January, the GCMT team will be posting one way that you can advocate for music therapy and increased access to quality music therapy services. If you didn’t catch out awesome infographic earlier this week, check out “The Reach of Music Therapy."   In addition, keep your eyes peeled on Twitter and Facebook for a special project share from the GCMT team! We are cooking up something exciting!

In addition, the incredibly talented and thoughtful Ben Folds has decided to also make THIS WEEK and NEXT WEEK #FollowMTWeek on Twitter and Facebook. Let’s give a round of applause to Ben Folds for his impeccable timing ( “Like” Ben Folds on Facebook, “Follow” Ben Folds on Twitter)! So make sure that you “like” and “follow” some music therapists this week. After all, Ben told you to “Do It Anyway”!  You will be sure to find some amazing articles, stories, videos, and blog posts related to music therapy. Don’t forget! Be sure to also follow the #mtadvocacy and #lovemusictherapy hashtags on Twitter to stay current with what’s happening.  In fact, start advocating RIGHT now by clicking the "Tweet It!" button below!

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Jamie George

The George Center for Music Therapy, 12060 Etris Rd. Suite 200, Roswell, GA

JAMIE GEORGE

Jamie founded The George Center for Music Therapy, Inc. in 2010 in order to expand and increase access to quality music therapy programs in the metro Atlanta area. She is a licensed and nationally board-certified music therapist. Jamie holds additional certifications in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy (NICU-MT).

Jamie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Music with a concentration in Music Therapy, from the University of Georgia. She completed her graduate research studying music therapy and its effects on children with sensory processing disorder. Jamie completed her internship working with exceptional children in the Fulton County Schools Music Therapy Department in metro Atlanta. Jamie specializes in autism and other neurologic conditions. In addition to teaching and treating, she actively consults with parents, therapists, allied health, and therapeutic and educational programs across the country.

Jamie serves on the Ethics Board for the American Music Therapy Association, and serves as Government Relations Co-Chair for the Southeastern Region of the AMTA. She serves as Reimbursement Chair for the Music Therapy Association of Georgia, having previously served as Treasurer for the organization from 2007 – 2012.  Jamie also serves on the Georgia state task forceand the Georgia Secretary of State appointed Music Therapy Advisory Committee.

Jamie is an accomplished vocalist, and comes to Atlanta after having performed for several years in New York City and Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Check out some of Jamie’s work over on the blog!