The Franciscan Life Process Center in Grand Rapids, MI will be offering the following CMTE on February 20.
What Music Therapists Need to Know About Websites, Social Media, Technology & Ethics (5 CMTE credits)
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Location: Franciscan Life Process Center, 654 Davis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Cost: $95 Professionals, $40 Students
Are you interested in growing your music therapy practice through an online presence but are unsure how to proceed? Are you concerned about the ethics of taking your practice online?
9:00-10:30 Enhancing Your Music Therapy Website
10:45-12:00 Social Media Made Easy for Music Therapists
1:00-2:15 The Intersection of Technology and Ethics
2:15-2:30 Question & Answer
2:30-3:00 Wrap-up, post-test, and evaluation
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
From Petra Kern with the imagine editorial team:
The imagine.magazine is issuing a call for papers for its 2016 edition. While we will be accepting various topics related to evidence-based early childhood music therapy, the main focus of imagine 2016 will be “What should […] know about early childhood music therapy and young children with […]?” We hope that you will consider sharing your knowledge, ideas, and resources with our growing international and interdisciplinary readership. In 2015, an average of 1,320 readers from 125 countries visited the imagine website. Be part of imagine 2016 by submitting your online submission at http://imagine.musictherapy.biz/Imagine/online_submission.html. Additionally, we are again offering advertising and sponsorship opportunities for this upcoming issue. For more details, visit our website at www.imagine.musictherapy.biz
Submission deadline: May 15, 2016.
imagine.magazine is celebrating five successful years! imagine 2015 focuses on inclusion practices and skill generalization through early childhood music therapy interventions.
Enjoy 48 text-based articles on 138 pages with 25 videos, 15 audio files, 11 audio podcasts, 4 photo stories, and numerous hyperlinks that invite for additional exploration.
Stay connected on Twitter with @imagineECMT and like our new facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/
We also are offering each of the past five issues of imagine as full-color paperback books for purchase at www.lulu.com
Michigan Music Therapy Week is April 20-24, 2015.
We look forward to this energizing week of celebrating and advocating for the field of music therapy. We have compiled some resources and ideas for you and ways you can advocate, educate, and get involved.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
2.) Cannot make it to Hill Day?
You can still participate! You can download, fill out, and sign the Music Therapy State Recognition Legislator Letter for your Michigan Senator and Representative. You can either email or snail mail the letter.
Your legislators can be found one of two ways:
* Visit house.michigan.gov – enter your street address and click “find a Representative”
* Visit senate.michigan.gov – under the heading “Find Your Senator”, click on one of the options
3.) Celebrate with us online!
We are having a virtual advocacy party! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and feel free to share what we are posting or share your own thoughts. We are using the hashtag #MusicTherapyInMichigan.
Don’t forget to also join our special Facebook group for Mitten State MTs.
4.) More ideas on how you can celebrate Michigan Music Therapy Week!
- Hold a music therapy celebration at your facility or practice. Include info about the field, treats for your co-workers, and make music!
- Give an inservice to your co-workers, families, or administrators.
- Share a news article or video about music therapy via social media or email. –> Share the now famous “Persons of the Week” feature from ABC News.
- Take a look at past Michigan Music Therapy Weeks —
Feel free to use these images on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn (right-click on the image, and select ‘Save As’):
How will YOU be celebrating Michigan Music Therapy Week in 2015?
Donovon Thakur is the recipient of the Spring 2015 Michigan Music Therapists Memorial Scholarship. He received his Bachelor’s of Music in guitar performance (jazz/classical) from Bowling Green State University. Donovon is currently a graduate equivalency student at Western Michigan University. He serves on both the executive board of the WMU student association and the Great Lakes Region student association.
Donovon will be doing his internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is currently a fellow at the Gibbs House for Sustainability Research and Education.
We will be holding Hill Day on Wednesday, April 22nd in Lansing from 9am-3pm. Generally, our State Representatives are available in the mornings, and our State Senators are available in the afternoons. From 3-3:30, we’ll wrap up the day, talk about the next steps, and fill out a survey regarding the day.
We will gather in the cafe area of the first floor of the Anderson House Office Building (124 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933). In preparation for Hill Day, we ask that you contact the office of your State Representative and Senator to set up a meeting time. Your representatives can be found one of two ways:
Once you have the names of your State Representative and Senator, simply contact their office via email or phone to set up an appointment for April 22. Once you have a time set up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of meetings. Meetings can be individual or in groups – if you know of other music therapists who have your same Representative, meet with your Representative together! If you would like a member of the Task Force to attend your meeting with you, please let us know that as well.
Generally, our State Representatives are available in the mornings, and our State Senators are available in the afternoons. You do not have to be at Hill Day for the entire 9-3 block – you can arrive, meet with your Representative and Senator, then depart.
We will have materials for you to provide to your Representative, Senator, or their staffers when you meet. Again, please let us know who you will be meeting with and when so we can have the appropriate number of packets prepared.
In the meantime, use this Music Therapy State Recognition Legislator Letter to get in contact with your Representatives and Senators! It can be sent or emailed to their office ahead of April 22.
Please let us know of any issues of misrepresentation, harm, or have any other questions. We are looking forward to kicking off this process with each of you!
Hello Michigan MTs!
We are in the midst of celebrating Michigan Music Therapy Week (officially the LAST week in April!). We have some neat resources for you as we look forward to this energizing week of celebrating and advocating for our profession.
1.) The Michigan Task Force has been hard at work, and in less than a year since being established, they have attended countless teleconferences with officials from CBMT and AMTA, surveyed music therapists in Michigan, and created a Music Therapy in Michigan Fact Sheet. Please download and take a look at this snapshot of our Mitten State MTs!
2.) What better way to celebrate Michigan Music Therapy Week than to send a letter to your local lawmakers? Download and fill out this Sample Letter, and then send to your Senator and/or Representative.
3.) We are celebrating online, and we think you should, too! Connect with us at Facebook and Twitter. Stop by and see what we are posting and share your thoughts, too! We are using the hashtag #MTinMIweek2014!
4.) If you haven’t toured our website lately, please do so at http://www.mmtonline.org. Our website has been recently re-designed! Members of MMT will be receiving their Members Only password on Monday, April 28.
4.) And finally, we have created a new place online where Michigan MTs (aka Mitten State MTs!) can connect, network, and share ideas! We have created a special Facebook group for you – click on the banner below to JOIN!
From the Lansing State Journal:
DeWitt residents Richard and Judy Winter, co-founders and co-chairs of the Michigan State University Community Music School’s Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp, have received the Advocate of Music Therapy Award at the American Music Therapy Association Conference in Jacksonville, Fla.
The award honors a person (or people) who is not a music therapist but has contributed significantly to the field.
The Winters have worked tirelessly to grow RicStar’s Camp since it first launched in 2003 after the death of their son, Eric. RicStar’s Camp is a day camp that provides opportunities for musical expression, enjoyment, and interaction for all persons with special needs and their siblings.
The Winters volunteer each year at the music school and have worked to raise funds to support the camp and other music therapy programs. Judy Winters also is the author of “Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations” and advocates for people with special needs.
The Winters were nominated by the Michigan Music Therapists executive board. Enrollment for RicStar’s Camp is now open to returning campers. New campers can register starting Saturday. For more information, visit www.cms.msu.edu or call 355-7661.
If you are a music therapist in Michigan, you should have received a survey from the Michigan Music Therapy Task Force several days ago. The task force is trying to get an accurate and up-to-date picture of how music therapy is currently provided in our state. This information will then be compiled into a state-specific fact sheet that we can share with state legislators and state agencies that oversee the programs where music therapists work.
Please respond to the survey by Sunday, November 3.
Adreena is the recipient of the Michigan Music Therapists Memorial Scholarship for the Fall of 2013. She is a student at Eastern Michigan University, and is currently an intern at The Center for Discovery in New York.
Want more information about the scholarships MMT offers? Please visit the Scholarships page. Our next scholarship will be offered in the spring of 2014.