Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory and spiritual needs.
CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. Over 5,800 music therapists currently maintain the MT-BC credential, and participate in a program of recertification designed to measure or enhance competence in the profession of music therapy.
Ethics Requirement for Recertification:
Why is there an ethics requirement?
Ethical behavior is essential for professional therapists in order to protect the public. In order to remain current in knowledge of ethical issues, continuing education in this topic is necessary. Other ICE (Institute for Credentialing Excellence) organizations have implemented or will implement a continuing education requirement in ethics and professional practice. CBMT will remain consistent with and equal to other ICE organizations by adding this requirement.
Where can I accrue credits to meet the ethics requirement?
Refer to the article How to Meet the New Ethics Requirement for suggestions.