A Professional Affiliate of the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy® is expected to seek support and engagement within the NMT community and associated professions to ensure that they have the tools to practice effectively within the evidence-based treatment model of Neurologic Music Therapy®. Therefore, all professional affiliates of the Academy must complete 50 credits of continuing education/professional development within 5 years of completing their initial NMT training and every five years thereafter in at least, but not limited to, 3 of the professional development areas. Keep in mind that these hours may also contribute to required professional development for other professional affiliations. Please note that attending 3 NMT Local Support Chapters per year is required.
NMT Affiliation Categories
The Academy maintains seven affiliation categories that define representation, responsibility, and the level of expertise and engagement in the advanced practice of NMT: Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT), NMT Fellow (NMT-F), NMT Allied Professional (NMTAP), NMT Allied Professional Fellow (NMTAP-F), NMT Scholar, NMT Educator, and Student.
Ongoing NMT Professional Development Opportunities
50 credits must be completed in at least, but not limited to, 3 of the following areas: Focused Forums, NMT Support Chapters, self-study, providing or receiving clinical supervision/mentorship, Music and Neuroscience related publications, professional recognition, Global Support Meetings, NMT Clinical Practice Workshops, Advanced NMT Fellowship Training, NMT Basic Training, Graduate Courses, Other Relevant Professional Development Workshops or Courses, and professional conferences.
Please note that attending 3 NMT Local Support Chapters is required.
To review the professional development requirements that were released in January 2022:
- Affiliates expiring in 2023 will need to complete 20 credits by the end of 2023,
- Affiliates expiring in 2024 will need to complete 30 credits by the end of 2024,
- Affiliates expiring in 2025 will need to complete 40 credits by the end of 2025, and
- Affiliates expiring in 2026 and beyond will need to complete 50 credits by the end of 2026.