Regional Liaisons’ Blog
News from our 8 Regions
The purpose of the WFMT Regional Liaisons’ blog is to inform our members about the latest developments in WFMT’s eight regions: Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific. The information is presented by our WFMT Regional Liaisons, each of whom resides in the region of the world he or she represents.
Additional information, such as videos and country Fact Pages, can be found in the WFMT Publication Center.
It was exciting to share the very first World Music Therapy Day on 5th July! WFMT has planted a seed that promises to grow into a fabulous annual world-wide celebration! At my workplace, I was [...]
Music Therapy In Ghana The Music Therapy Association of Ghana (MTAG) was formed in January 2014 through pioneering efforts by Mawuyrami Ocloo and with letters of recommendation and support from the American Music Therapy Association [...]
Time is flying, the winter is over, and the region is blossoming with flowers, herbs, and young dates on the palm trees. As always, music therapists in the region connect by emails and Skype, to [...]
I am impressed by the success and commitment of Music Heals and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, two innovative foundations in Canada that support the work of music therapists. It is exciting to see [...]
It has been a year since the last update. Music therapy in the region sees some changes. There is more public awareness of our profession in Bahrain. I presented several times for parents and specialists [...]
In mid-July, the American Music Therapy Association hosted a symposium titled “Improving Access and Quality: Music Therapy Research 2025.” This meeting was the first of its kind in the United States and welcomed music therapy [...]
I remain in awe of the energy and commitment of music therapists across Europe who are working so hard, not only to provide services but to promote and establish our profession, often against a background [...]
Hello from South Australia! In the last week, we have gone from 44 degrees C (111 F) here with huge, fierce bushfires to torrential rain! Milestones for 2015 are that WFMT is celebrating 30 years [...]
I was intrigued and excited to see postings online for The Gift of Music: Stories of Music Therapy, a film about music therapy that was showing at several locations in Canada. I asked Jennifer Buchanan, [...]
Celebrating 15 years of Music Therapy in South Africa – August 2014 The 15th anniversary celebration of Music Therapy at UP included a wide variety of experiences for participants. Music therapy interventions with a broad [...]