Australian Music Therapy Association Incorporated

Acronym: 
AMTA

The Australian Music Therapy Association is a professional body for the development and practice of music therapy, and is the accrediting body for fully qualified music therapists.Music therapy is the planned and creative use of music to attain and maintain health and well being, and may address physical, psychological, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individual's within a therapeutic relationship. Music therapy allows an individuals abilities to be strengthened, and new skills to be transferred to other areas of a person's life. Music therapy programs may address a variety of objectives such as socialisation, communication (verbal and non verbal), relaxation, stimulation, pain, stress management, motivation, independence, physical and motor skills, and cognitive skills. It may involve a range of musical applications including instrument playing, singing, vocalising, music and movement, listening, improvisation, and performance. Music therapy may operate in a variety of setting such as medical, community based, special education, aged care homes, long term care, hospice, psychiatry, early intervention, correctional facilities, rehabilitation, and private practice. AMTA will hosted the World Congress of Music Therapy in Brisbane in 2005.

Contact
Contact name: 
Annette Pearce
National Administration
Phone 1: 
(03) 9525 9625
Address
Postal Address: 
MBE 148/45 Glenferrie RD
Malvern
3144
Access
Access facilities: 
No access (not a shopfront)
Opening hours: 
10.00am to 4.00pm Tuesdays AND Thursdays
Disabilities: 
All disabilities
Activities: 
No activities listed
Service details
Fees: 
Membership fees from $125.00
Area: 
National
Clients: 
Associate membership open to interested persons, some official offices restricted to registered music therapists
Funding: 
Membership fees
Publications: 
Newsletter, journal, information leaflet
Resources: 
Information, video, national conference, contacts for state and regional groups, branch activities

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