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Hello and Happy Monday MTAG Members!
The MTAG Executive Board hopes that you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying 2016 so far! Below you will find updates and events that we wanted to share! As always, continue to follow our Music Therapy Association of Georgia Facebook page and website for more updates and news! And if you have any questions, click the "Contact" tab on the right hand side of our webpage, and send us an email! We love hearing from you!
Recently added to our Events/Continuing Ed tab is information regarding a CMTE opportunity at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. The CMTE entitled, "Sensorimotor Music Therapy Treatment Approaches: Eurhythmics for Autism and other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses," presented by Dr. Dorita Berger will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Details and registration information can be found HERE on our website.
All music therapy professionals are required to renew their license every 2 years, even numbered years. Due to this, we will all be required to renew our license this year by March 31. Many of you have contacted us regarding the application process, saying that you were unable to find the appropriate documents for renewal. Those documents are not currently available, but we have been told that when they are available, we will receive an email from the SOS. In addition, there is more information forthcoming from our Advisory Committee that we plan to disseminate when we receive it. For now, please make sure that you are utilizing the CBMT website to log your CMTE hours, and that you have logged at least 40 hours of your 100 (total in 5 years) during this 2-year license cycle.
MTAG Internship Scholarship
Thank you to Paula James and the entire Internship Scholarship committee for sharing the application and guidelines for our scholarship. Universities in Georgia have been notified of this scholarship and have shared this with their students. The recipient of our scholarship will be announced at our state association meeting at regional conference. Dates and times for that meeting will be shared at a later date. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact me at email@example.com for more information.
Music Therapy: Researching the Possibilities
March 31-April 2
Our upcoming regional conference will be held in Macon, Ga this year and we look forward to seeing you there! Because of its close proximity, we would love to see LOTS of Georgia music therapists attend! MTAG will be assisting the local committee in securing volunteers, door prizes, and entertainment. As time nears, we will be reaching out to professionals in our state for assistance in this area, so please stay tuned and consider how you might be willing to help! This year's conference will focus on research, and we already know there are going to be many wonderful opportunities for learning and networking! For more information about the conference schedule or to register, please visit the SER-AMTA Conference page. Early-bird registration ends February 21st. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!
Referral Information and Music Therapists Needed
MTAG is very often getting email requests looking for music therapists in various parts of the state. Because of this, we are looking at streamlined ways for listing professionals on our website, or ways of knowing/recording what areas various professionals are working. In the next few weeks, as we work on this process, we may be reaching out to you and your staff regarding your location, and various areas that you might be willing to travel to. Until then, I will continue to post updates on our Facebook page or on our Blog when looking for music therapists in certain locations. See below for a few opportunities, and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these listings.
--Music Therapy services: Columbus, GA area/ willing to travel to Fort Benning
--Music Therapy services: Columbus, GA area
--Music Therapy services: Evans, Ga (Augusta)
--Educational Presentation: Murray County (Woodlawn Elementary, Spring Place Elementary) Chatsworth, GA
Again, make sure to keep an eye on our WEBSITE and FACEBOOK PAGE for more information and updates as it becomes available! And feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or exciting updates/events that you'd like to share with our membership!
Kirby Carruth, LPMT, MMT, MT-BC
Music Therapy Association of Georgia
Check out this awesome video showcasing the collaboration between the Alchemy Sky Foundation and Metro Music Therapy in metro Atlanta! Be sure to see the Alchemy Sky website at www.alchemysky.org to find out about all of the wonderful projects they have going on, as well as ways to contact them regarding music therapy partnerships! Their mission is simple: The Alchemy Sky Foundation brings the healing power of music to those who need it. They partner with organizations in the community along with a broad network of music and health professionals to create needs-based programs for our clients.
Check them out!
Current News: Check out our newest Blog Post for updates and information!
Welcome to the website of the Music Therapy Association of Georgia! We look forward to hearing from you!
Roy Joyner, MM, LPMT, MT-BC
Georgia Academic Programs in Music Therapy
(Bachelor and Master's Programs)
The University of Georgia
(Bachelor and Equivalency Degrees)
Georgia Internship Sites
List of approved National Roster sites from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
(Please contact MTAG regarding sites that may not appear in current search, and the latest news on site openings)
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