We Are… Board Certified

  Before an individual can call themselves a music therapist, there is a series of steps that needs to be completed (and in the following order)! Complete a bachelor’s degree or higher in music therapy from one of over 70 American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved college and university programs. Complete 1200 hours of clinical training, including a supervised internship. Sit for the national board certification exam to obtain the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist – Board Certified) granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists Maintain the title of MT-BC by completing 100 hours of continuing education courses every 5 years. (Which is where services like musictherapyed.com come into play!)   Something to note: CBMT maintains a registry of all active music therapists in the US.  If you are questioning the credentials of an individual music therapist you can always search for a therapist or contact CBMT with your questions or concerns. Some individuals may carry alternative credentials that predate the establishment of the CBMT.  Music therapists who currently hold the professional designations of ACMT, CMT or RMT are listed on Read More

iPad Course – Learning new apps for music therapy and teaching!

When I got my iPad in June, I was thrilled! I could not wait to dig in and start using it with all of my clients! There are so many useful apps out there that reinforce what I am already working on with my clients. To get a few more ideas and learn about new apps, I started taking a CMTE course through musictherapyed.com and have learned so much! NOW they have a new course, iPad TWO, that provides information on 140 apps and how to use them in music therapy sessions! Currently, the 9 credit CMTE course is only $99! That’s incredible! I cannot wait to take this course and learn even more ways I can incorporate some great apps into my sessions! All of the courses I have taken with musictherapyed.com have been fabulous! I hope you find this to be as useful a resource as I have! HAPPY MONDAY! Read More