Advocacy --> Recognition --> Access
Since 2005, the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists have collaborated on a State Recognition Operational Plan. The primary purpose of this plan is to get music therapy and our MT-BC credential recognized by individual states so that citizens can more easily access our services. The AMTA Government Relations staff and 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 35 active state task forces, 2 licensure bills passed in 2011, 1 licensure bill passed in 2012, and an estimated 7 bills being filed in 2013 that seek to create either title protection or a licensure for music therapy. This month, our focus is on YOU and on getting you excited about advocacy.
This year's Social Media Advocacy Month center's on the "Connections" music therapy makes. We thought one of our handy infographics would be a great way to shed some light on just how strong of a "connection" music therapy makes! As always, please feel free to share!
Wisconsin icon available at http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=wisconsin_map&num_car=12744&lang=en
North Dakota icon available at http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=north_dakota_map&num_car=12052&lang=en
Nevada icon available at http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=nevada_map&num_car=7380&lang=en
AMTA Member Survey, 2011 http://www.musictherapy.org/assets/1/7/statprofile11.pdf
CBMT State Licensure http://www.cbmt.org/examination/state-licensure/
Ready to get "Connected" with music therapy first hand? Get started with a FREE consultation from The George Center! We would love to talk to you more about what music therapy can do!