The Oregon Association for Music Therapy (OAMT) is a diverse community of music therapy professionals and students in the state of Oregon. Its aim, in keeping with its mission, is two-fold: to serve the membership of OAMT and to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy.
OAMT serves its membership by providing seminars, trainings, and conferences for continuing education of local professionals. It also serves as a hub for disseminating information from the regional (wramta.org) and national (musictherapy.org) music therapy organizations.
OAMT also works to advance public awareness of music therapy, a profession that is just starting to be well-recognized in Oregon. OAMT members can be seen staffing information tables at community events such as Sensory Friendly Concerts, resource fairs, and even screenings of music therapy-related films. OAMT members have participated in advocacy days at the state capitol.
Additional outreach by OAMT members has included trauma-response, such as providing a pro-bono day of support for staff and students effected by the shooting at Umpqua Community College in 2015.
The OAMT website, oregonmusictherapy.net, provides a list of members and their professional specialties throughout the state. This list can be found under the “Find a Therapist” tab.