Judy Simpson, MT-BC — THE Director of Government Relations of the American Music Therapy Association – shares important information to help you effortlessly answer the question “So, what is music therapy?” and how to maximize the time you already spend advocating for our profession.
3:10 — Set advocacy goals for 2015
5:13 — History of the state recognition operational plan
7:45 — Apply your therapeutic skills to advocacy, beautiful metaphor!
16:30 — How to turn obstacles into opportunities
24:30 — “I can explain away, but people still don’t get it or equate us to PET THERAPY”
27:20 — “Feeling stumped on including music therapy advocacy in with ‘talk therapists'”
31:00 — “I’m working with music therapists who are not board-certified. How can I advocate to these MTs?”
38:00 — “In a peds setting, I’m still getting inappropriate referrals.”
42:40 — “Our CEO favors the music & memory program to music therapy.”
47:55 — “How can I advocate when there are CMPs (Certified Music Practitioners) at our local hospitals?”
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