State Task Force
Colorado State Task Force
In 2008, the Colorado State Task Force was established. It consists of dedicated music therapists who work closely with the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) to increase state recognition of the MT-BC credential.
The task force meets with legislators and state agencies to increase music therapy recognition, which will increase both funding for music therapy and access to services for Coloradans. Furthermore, the state task force partners with CAMT to establish a grassroots effort and rally Colorado music therapists together.
Currently the task force is in the process of meeting with the State Department of Education to address music therapy access issues for students in the public school system.
Redesign for music therapy under Colorado Medicaid Waivers has been postponed because other waivers will be expiring sooner. We have no update on when they will be revised. The new name for Colorado Medicaid is Colorado Health First.
Find out more on our news blog.
The involvement of Colorado MT-BC's is essential to:
Understand the current state of the music therapy profession in Colorado and
Connect with community members, professionals, and legislators who will help advance the field of music therapy in Colorado
Contact the State Task Force today to get involved!
March is Music Therapy Month!
What you can do to support and celebrate Music Therapy Month
Join and get involved in CAMT
Like the CAMT Facebook page
Like the State Task Force Facebook page
Attend state, regional, and national conferences
Take an online CMTE or MT course
Network with fellow MT-BC's
Network with other professionals and advocate for MT
Give a presentation
Give your clients, facilities, and others with whom you work a copy of the MT Proclamation
Post the MT Proclamation on your Facebook page
Attend MT Hill Day at the Capitol. Check your task force news for info.
State Task Force Members
Task Force Liaison
Task Force Members
Dr. Andrew Knight