I’m not sure who declared it, but January would seem to be Social Media Advocacy Month, and thus many have taken strides to in turn declare Music Therapy Advocacy month. Though I tend to work in the realm of music and psychology or music and neuroscience, the fields are extremely interconnected and this is a source of great excitement. We are very lucky to have renowned musician Ben Folds recently tweeting under the hashtag #FollowMTWeek and bringing attention to the field in general during this time. Many conversations and stories have begun to surface through this call to awareness, and I would encourage you to pop over to Twitter to see what’s going on.
Three lovely women over at Wholesome Harmonies, LLC have created the joint AMTA/CBMT Social Media Advocacy project to help spread the word about music therapy as well as create traffic to colleagues’ websites. If you are a working professional or researcher in the field, I would strongly encourage you to have a look at what is going on over there-very exciting stuff.
Here are some of my personal favorite resources for more information on the field:
Music Psychology -Dr. Victoria Williamson
American Music Therapy Association
Certification Board for Music Therapists
SEMPRE – Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research
Finally, for a bit of introductory information, there is the piece I wrote on the current state of music psychology.
Let’s do this!
Thanks for this post – I was not aware of this.