Organization Initiates Search for New Executive Director Downingtown, PA, 12/15/2023 – The Certification Board for Music Therapists, the certifying agency for the profession of music therapy, announced today that its long-serving Executive Director, Joy Schneck, MM, MT-BC, will retire from her position once a successor has been appointed. The organization announced that it is initiating […]
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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP As CBMT celebrates 40 years of changing lives through music therapy, its board members, executive leadership and certificants have been weighing in on the organization’s impact over the decades and the value of certification in the field. Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, PhD, MT-BC and Chair, CBMT Continuing Education Committee, elected to volunteer for the Continuing […]
As the job – or “practice” – of a music therapist evolves and changes, it’s essential that the certification program also evolves to incorporate these changes. It was Winston Churchill who said: “To improve is to change.” That is the goal of the Practice Analysis process in the music therapy profession – to incorporate the […]
When you step back and take a look at the big picture, there is good news to report. Morgan Harper Nichols famously said: “One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming,” and nothing could be more true in this profession. For decades, music therapy has shown steady growth, and while […]
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 […]