It is anticipated that the results of this current survey will provide similar information to special school principals interested in including music therapy in their programs, registered music therapists
looking to provide services to special schools, and music therapy students or new graduates considering a career in educational settings.
Registered Music Therapists
in Australia: The Results of a 1999 Survey.
Meanwhile, Registered Music Therapists
normally engage in appropriate clinical supervision and professional development in order to monitor their performance and develop the necessary skills for this work (AMTA, 2008).
This study aimed to better inform registered music therapists (RMTs) about how music therapy is portrayed in the media and to provide assistance in preparation for future media events.
The Australian Music Therapy Association's Code of Ethics (1990) repeatedly states that registered music therapists cannot "exploit" people in any way (p.
In order to gain a broader understanding of the significant moments in Australian music therapy it was essential to consult music therapy colleagues and, in June 2004, l distributed a short survey to 287 Registered Music Therapists
(RMTs), asking four questions:
Four of the ten music therapy chapters have been written by Australian registered music therapists.
In order to demonstrate the basis for the initiation and/or expansion of palliative care-music therapy programs, the authors consulted with seven Australian registered music therapists (RMTs) practicing in the palliative care field.
Most of these strategies were reliant on referencing published music therapy research, as well as quantified outcomes of music therapy programs undertaken by Hogan and other registered music therapists that supported the benefits of music therapy in palliative and/or aged care (Hogan, personal communication, March 11 & July 1, 2003).
Exploration of literature and clinical vignettes highlights the ways in which registered music therapists
(RMTs) use methods that are empowering, and provide insight into the ways in which RMTs can conceptualise their practice as empowerment.