Music Therapy Advocacy Training

3 Free CMTE Credits!

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the collaborative AMTA/CBMT state recognition process and will be able to describe recognition efforts occurring in Connecticut.
  • Participants will define advocacy adn how they can be involved in music therapy advocacy on a daily basis.
  • Participants will demonstrate the skills necessary to communicate effectively with state officials and health and education stakeholders.


Join us for advocacy and connecting with other Connecticut music therapists!

This CMTE session will provide an update on the State Recognition Operational Plan being implemented jointly by CBMT and AMTA. This collaborative effort provides guidance and technical support to state task forces throughout the country as these groups of music therapists work to obtain state recognition of music therapy and the MT-BC credential.

Attendees will learn the basics of advocacy and how they can use these skills to improve access to music therapy services with their state. Participants will be encouraged to become involved in this professional initiative with attention to the following aspects of the process: "ENGAGE" (Educate, Nurture, Grassroots, Access, Grasstops, Empower).


Presented by the Connecticut State Music Therapy Task Force

Emily Bevalaqua, MMT, MT-BC
Courtney Biddle, MMT, MT-BC
Natalie McClune, MT-BC
Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC
Heather Wagner, MMT, MT-BC


Click the link above to register.

Friday, Feb. 7th, 6-9pm

200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford
Alfred C. Fuller Music Center, Berkman Recital Hall
Free parking in Lot D

Sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy Advocacy Training is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). American Music Therapy Association, Inc, P-051 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.