certified music therapist

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certified music therapist (CMT),

n credential previously awarded (before January 1, 1998) by the American Association For Music Therapy upon completion of required train-ing and education. The National Music Therapy Registry lists music therapists who wish to maintain the designation.
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Currently, there are 8000 certified music therapists in the United States and Canada.
According to the American Music Therapy Association website, students wishing to become certified music therapists must take courses in biology, music, music therapy, psychology, social and behavioral sciences and general studies, plus complete 1,200 hours of fieldwork, including an internship.
Recommendations in the area of practice policy include a call for an updated review of federal job classifications that enable board certified music therapists to provide music therapy interventions.
Music as therapy is nothing new: Traumatized soldiers returning from World War II were soothed with music in hospitals, and today there are more than 5,000 certified music therapists in the United States.
This time, the certified music therapists had questions:
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.
Sarah Maxwell, one of Hospice of the Western Reserve's certified music therapists, works with patients to help reduce anxiety, relieve pain and cope with anger and grief.
Programs are created at the Conservatory's MTI by certified music therapists.

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