Disaster Relief Fund Application

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Disaster Relief Application Form

California Association for Music Therapy (CAAMT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that represents the best interests of music therapy consumers and providers in the State of California. CAAMT is open to connections with related associations nationwide and interested partners that support the promotion of music therapy as a profession in the State of California. We are independent from the American Music Therapy Association.

2019 Year End Newsletter

Our Mission

The mission of CAAMT is to pursue the advancement of music therapy as a profession in the State of California through community outreach, public education, and support of local music therapists.

Our Vision

We want to increase public access to the benefits of music therapy services throughout the State of California. We want to see full- and part-time music therapy positions offered at every facility, medical institution, program, school, treatment center, and home where there is a need.

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy interventions can be designed to:

Promote Wellness / Manage Stress / Alleviate Pain / Express Feelings / Enhance Memory / Improve Communication / Promote Physical Rehabilitation

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings.

American Music Therapy Association

Membership Benefits
  • Grants, funding, and conference scholarships
  • Make a personal contribution to a historical change in the professional landscape of California
  • Select relevant organizations in related fields with the goal of connection and education about music therapy
  • Serve California music therapists by running for the CAAMT Board of Directors
  • Discounted/free networking events, including continuing education, potlucks, and music making
  • Access to our members only Facebook group, email updates, and music therapy registry
Membership Goals
  • Access to a members only section
  • CAAMT directory of MT providers in the state
  • Additional resources through the disaster relief fund
  • Offer clinical supervision
  • Invite members to public education campaigns
Public Goals
  • Education about the benefits of music therapy and the distinction between music therapy and other music-related services
  • Increase access to music therapy in healthcare and educational settings
  • Protect the best interests of music therapy clientele
Board of Directors
Allie McNay
Past President
Genessee Tudino
Vice President
Andrea Chattler
Rachel McCauley
Treasurer Elect
Madison Salsman
Social Media
Dayna Laramie
Katie Rahn

Regional Representatives
SF Bay Area
Ronni Paine
Central CA
Orange County
Los Angeles
Risa Isogawa
San Diego
Suzy Newby

Student Representatives
University of the Pacific - Mara Baldwin
California State University at Northridge - Christine Figueras
Distance Learning - Al Neale
Continuing Music Therapy Education Courses

CAAMT Grievance Policy and Procedure
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