When you step back and take a look at the big picture, there is good news to report: Music therapy academic programs are strong, with new academic programs being added. Students are completing their programs and getting certified, demand for services is growing, and employers are hiring. Morgan Harper Nichols famously said: “One day you […]
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CBMT is proud to announce that its accreditation with NCCA was recently renewed for demonstrating its continued compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is the accreditation arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). CBMT looks to ICE for best practices in credentialing […]
Socrates is famous for having said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” On the other hand, Robert Fulghum – the author of “All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” – jokingly commented that “the examined life is no picnic.” While it’s true that self-examination is never an easy process, we all agree excellence cannot be achieved without it. At CBMT, our mission is rooted in self-examination.
Music therapists are fortunate to have two key organizations dedicated to supporting them and enhancing the services they provide: The Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Although the two groups collaborate in several ways, they have different purposes and missions that set them apart – and for the […]
With steady growth rates over the past 10 years, music therapy is drawing more attention as a very exciting field. As music therapists play an increasingly key role in physical and psychological healing, they are seeing the industry further evolve and expand, resulting in enhanced professional benefits. These benefits include improved access to educational programs, […]
The effects of the pandemic accentuated the importance of managing stress, improving communication, and taking steps toward positive mental health – all issues that music therapy helps address. When the restrictions of COVID-19 made clear that music therapy clients needed an alternative to in-person office visits, many therapists joined the widespread shift to virtual care […]