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SOURCE American Music Therapy Association
SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) supports music for all and applauds the efforts of individuals who share their music-making and time; we say the more music the better! But clinical music therapy is the only professional, research-based discipline that actively applies supportive science to the creative, emotional, and energizing experiences of music for health treatment and educational goals. Below are a few important facts about music therapy and the credentialed music therapists who practice it:
These examples of therapeutic music are noteworthy, but are not clinical music therapy:
Finally, here are examples what credentialed music therapists do:
AMTA's mission is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. In consideration of the diversity of music used in healthcare, special education, and other settings, AMTA unequivocally recommends the unique knowledge and skill of board certified music therapists.
For more information on this topic please visit the American Music Therapy Association at www.musictherapy.org and click on the Research tab. To set up interviews with board certified music therapists please contact AMTA at (301)589-3300.
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