AMTA has 15 committees that address education & clinical training, professional practice, and association services goals. Each committee has a student representative that takes part in tasks and decision making! The committees are as follows:
Council on Association Services: Clinical Practice Networking Committee International Relations Committee Interprofessional Collaborative Resources Committee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Membership Committee Professional Advocacy Committee Workforce Development and Retention
Council on Education and Clinical Training: Academic Program Approval Committee *Association Internship Approval Committee Continuing Education Committee Council on Professional Practices: *Government Relations Committee Reimbursement Committee *Research Committee Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Technology Committee
* = student representative position filled for 2022-23
Become a Standing Committee Student Representative!
Standing Committee Student Representatives are appointed by the AMTAS President-Elect based on applications and general interest. Due to 2022 AMTA and AMTAS bylaw changes, students are not required to be AMTA members or give a report during Symposium to apply. To apply, please fill out the online application (due October 31, 2022 @ midnight EST).
Clinical Practice Networking Committee Provide coordination for networking and mentoring opportunities for practitioners at the national and regional levels, including networking events at national and regional conferences. The committee also works to identify structures that support mentoring. International Relations Committee To facilitate awareness of international opportunities and events by AMTA members, and the inclusion of international perspectives of music therapy in AMTA. To assist the President of AMTA with matters concerning the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT), such as facilitating communication and the distribution of information. To assist international students. To facilitate awareness of music therapy among disciplines, organizations and professionals in other countries. To work with national conference planners to insure inclusion of events that represents a diverse ethnic music focus. Interprofessional Collaborative Resources Committee To interpret the music therapy profession to other professionals, disciplines and organizations in the United States. To interpret attitudes and opinions of these groups toward the music therapy profession and its services. To identify, encourage, maintain and make recommendations regarding relationships between AMTA and other professional organizations. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee To encourage increased diversity within the population of music therapy professionals and students in the US. To increase diversity, equity, and inclusion training and resources for AMTA members. To provide a support system, including tools and resources, for music therapy professionals and students from diverse groups. To monitor and recommend revisions to AMTA documents to achieve conformity to accepted language concerning diversity and multiculturalism. Membership Committee To ensure the growth and development of AMTA by determining ways to increase membership. To promote the value of all categories of AMTA membership. To evaluate the needs of AMTA members. Professional Advocacy Committee To advocate for the professional representation of the field of music therapy. To assist membership in responding to misrepresentation of music therapy in the media and in public. Workforce Development and Retention To increase awareness of music therapy as a career choice and create channels for support and communication with the AMTA Membership regarding workforce development and retention. Academic Program Approval Committee To support the establishment and maintenance of standards of excellence for education and clinical training in the field through collaboration with appropriate association bodies (e.g. other national committees and the Education and Training Advisory Board). To utilize these standards as evaluative criteria for recommending approval for academic institutions upon initial application and review, and every ten years thereafter in conjunction with the NASM accreditation/affirmation review. Association Internship Approval Committee Continuing Education Committee To ensure that the continuing education courses offered by AMTA adhere to the guidelines established by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. To promote the value of board certification and strive to provide continuing education opportunities that meet the educational needs of the members of AMTA. Government Relations Committee Interest and/or experience in student government or student organization leadership and learning about music therapy advocacy. Reimbursement Committee To increase access to music therapy services by increasing the percentage of music therapy services receiving reimbursement. Research Committee Standards of Clinical Practice Committee To develop, assess, and update the AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice. Technology Committee To educate members on current clinical technology resources, practices, and applications. To serve as a technology resource for members. To promote technology-related events and training at national and regional conferences. To support members in their uses of current and emerging technologies.