Music Therapy Advocacy Month is here!

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!

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