One of the many pieces of good news shared at the recent American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) National Conference is that the venerable Journal of Music Therapy, along with Music Therapy Perspectives (more based on clinical application) will both be published by the Oxford University Press in 2014, and available online to members of the association.
This represents a great stride forward for the profession of music therapy.
Our department head and Vice President-Elect of the AMTA, Amber Weldon-Stephens, was active in the AMTA conference. The conference offered over 180 concurrent sessions, 29 board certification credit courses, and 4 pre-conference institutes.
Closer to home, our department is deep into the holiday season with performances, client gatherings, caroling, and general merriment … and we're also taking the time to be together as the semester winds to a close.