ACADEMY MISSION: to disseminate, advance, and protect the practice of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)® worldwide.
ACADEMY VISION: to promulgate NMT as the gold standard in music therapy practice and to increase the availability of this gold standard in the healthcare arena.
ACADEMY PURPOSE: In 2014, the R.F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy® was established as a 501 (c) 3 organization to disseminate information about the evidence-based practice of NMT and provide opportunities for professional development in NMT that ensure best practice in the field. Individuals who have successfully completed the NMT training and maintained professional development standards through the Academy are placed on an Academy Affiliate Roster in the appropriate affiliation category. This roster is available to the public for purposes of identifying professionals who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of practice in NMT. The ultimate goal of the Academy is to maintain the integrity of best practice in NMT, and thus protect consumers of NMT and the public in general.