Articles about Professional Organizations

Country report: Cyprus
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 139-140

 

The role of the EMTC for development and recognition of the music therapy profession
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 13-22

The rapid development of music therapy in Europe is reflected in the increasing number of trained professionals, music therapy positions and research publications. A development of the discipline implies increased requirements regarding the skills and competences of music therapy clinicians, ...

Development of the music therapy profession in Latvia
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 127-130

Music therapy is a new profession in healthcare in Latvia. There have been some initial difficulties in the establishment of the profession in this country. The author has been actively involved since the beginning of the development of the Latvian ...

Country reports: Austria
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 133-134

 

The role of professional associations in the recognition process
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 98-108

The goal of this paper is to show the importance of the professional association in the process of legal recognition of the music therapy profession by taking into consideration three kinds of legitimacy: pragmatic, moral and cognitive legitimacy. The paper ...

The European Music Therapy Confederation: History and development
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 23-29

This article provides an overview of the European Music Therapy Confederation (EMTC) history: the ideas and efforts of visionary pioneers which led from a European networking group to a strong and effective European-wide working and acting association, and to increasing ...

A process of two decades: Gaining professional recognition in Austria
Approaches (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 123-126

The following article describes Austria's long process to get a professional recognition for music therapists. Within this law, from 2009, music therapy is defined as an autonomous, scientific-artistic-creative and expressive therapy. As early as the run up to negotiations, the ...