Welcome to the Massachusetts Music Therapy Alliance

We have added a new way for our professional community to connect with us and each other via MMTA’s Google Group. To subscribe, send an email to and in the Subject Line, type “Subscribe”. From there, you can post events, announcements, job postings, professional development topics, research questions, etc or just say hi.

We are celebrating our 37th year of supporting Music Therapists in the area and providing ongoing training.  We meet three times a year, offering 5 CMTEs (Continuing Music Therapy Education credits).

The 2016-2017 program will be announced in September 2016. Last year’s focus was on Ethical Decision Making and Development for Music Therapists, and was a three part series that explored ethical issues affecting the music therapist. Themes addressed included client privacy/boundaries, cross-cultural challenges, and technology via collaborative groups, presentations from professionals in the field and case studies.

The 2016-17 mini-conference dates are:
October 15, 2016
December 10, 2016
February 4, 2017


CBMT Course Objectives (5 Credits Available):
– Participants will identify ethical dilemmas in their own practices – including those related to privacy/confidentiality/boundaries, cultural issues, and technology, and develop strategies to evaluate and address these issues.
– Participants will define cross-cultural competence and social justice competence, understand the process of competency development, and explore pathways to their own competency development.
– Participants will identify ethical dilemmas in 3 case studies, and develop strategies to address these issues.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If cancelled, meeting will be rescheduled for an alternative date. 

Statement of Relationship: “Ethical Decision-Making and Development for Music Therapists” is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits. The NER/AMTA, provider # P-063 maintains responsibility for the program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. 

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