Barbara A Else

Board Certified Music Therapist
Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
American Music Therapy Association
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) represents over 9,000 Board Certified Music Therapists in the U.S. and beyond. As a professional society our members comprise students, credentialed professionals, researchers/scholars, and affiliated members. AMTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. The Association publishes two peer reviewed journals as well as monographs, books, and textbooks in music therapy.
Collaboration Interests: 
AMTA is poised to network and refer interested parties. Inquiries on potential partnerships are welcome. Organizations and individuals interested in participating in AMTA's annual or Regional conferences, including exhibit hall, research poster sessions, and presentations are welcome. AMTA's research initiative involves recommendations and guidance for future research in music therapy through its Music Therapy Research 2025 (MTR2025) (details found in the research section of the AMTA website).
music therapy, research, research agenda setting, advocacy, project coordination and management