MTABC is the provincial association in B.C. responsible for supporting and advocating for music therapy in British Columbia.
When you join MTABC, you will receive a membership card/receipt, an annual report that includes a membership directory, and additional benefits such as:
You will receive the quarterly newsletter containing current music therapy information, articles, reviews, upcoming workshops and conferences, employment opportunities and more!
You will also receive a monthly newsletter in your inbox with the most up-to-date information in our MTABC community, and to highlight events and opportunities.
- Google Groups
You will have access to a free online service that provides opportunities to network, share resources, make inquiries, share clinical concerns or highlights, make announcements, etc.
MTA members have access to Music Heals grants. Music Heals is a BC charity whose mandate is to raise awareness and funds for music therapy services.
MTA members will receive recent music therapy job postings and may access current listings through our website.
- Continuing Education
You will be invited to attend relevant professional development and education workshops exclusively for MTABC members. You will have access to continuing ed workshops to continue to upgrade your clinical and professional skills, complementary with your membership. As well as access to years of recordings of all CE workshops and annual conference presentations. This is particularly useful for members who are not in the Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island and can’t come to the free CE workshops. Watching recordings can be used to accumulate CAMT CE credits.
- Access to Resources
You will have access to advocacy materials to support your own individual proposals and advocacy efforts. Additionally, resource documents such as PowerPoints, repertoire lists, contract and grant proposal templates, and hiring guidelines. As well as, access to promotional materials and resources such as our banners, brochures, posters and postcards. You will have access to Complimentary MTABC Brochures (examples) to be used in public relations to increase the awareness of music therapy in BC. Click here to order (members only).
- Regional and Provincial Meetings
Meetings hosted by MTABC to share resources and ideas at a regional and provincial level with other MTAs working in related populations and environments.
- Government Regulation
You will have access to information on government regulation. MTABC is involved to regulate music therapy in BC as part of the Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC (FACTBC)..
- Members Directory
List yourself on the MTABC Members Directory for potential clients to search for available MTAs in their area.
- Annual Conference
Members receive discounts to the annual conference. Whether in-person or online, MTABC’s Annual Conference is an inspiring weekend, with workshops, lectures, and discussions within our community and beyond!
- CE Conference
Members receive reduced registration fee, opportunities to present your work, and networking opportunities to meet with other certified music therapists.
- Professional Representation
MTABC has partnership & representation at many professional tables such as HSA, FACTBC, & Coalition of Allied health professional associations and is involved in important discussions & decisions which affect your work & practice.
How to Become a Member
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in music therapy, regardless of qualifications or experience.
To register as an MTABC member, fill out the online membership form here. Be sure to indicate your preferred Drumbeat newsletter format and whether or not you would like to be added to our “find a music therapist” page (for MTA’s only).
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