Advocates are people and organizations who make their voices heard in their communities and industries. CBMT advocates for the music therapy profession in a number of ways. As someone involved in the profession who shares our commitment to excellence in practice for excellence in outcomes, you can be a powerful advocate, too.
What You Can Do
There are many reasons to be an advocate for music therapy:
- To increase access to services for clients
- To increase access to funding sources for services
- To elevate the music therapy profession and its members as expert resources on related issues
- For greater respect and recognition
- To educate legislators about music therapy and issues affecting clients and practices
- For increased employment opportunities and enhanced benefits
- To have legislators and staff associate music therapy with other healthcare and education consumer groups
We invite you to join us in our efforts to advocate for and advance the profession of music therapy. Read on for more information, or start now by contacting the chair of your state task force to find out what you can do to help achieve all levels of state recognition.
Board certification is voluntary, although it is required in some states for licensure, state certification or state registries.