A Year in Review

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I can’t believe it has been almost one year since the new WFMT Council members were elected and began their 3-year term. This year, one of the main priorities for myself as President, and for the other WFMT Council members, has been rolling out our 3-year Strategic Plan and identifying the priorities for each year – in addition to celebrating 30 years of the WFMT. #WFMT30Rocks! To learn more about our strategic planning process, several WFMT officers are preparing a paper for the Special 30th Anniversary WFMT edition of the journal to be released in Fall 2015.Today I want to highlight the WFMT accomplishments from July 2014-June 2015. The full WFMT Annual Report can be found at this link.Highlights from July 2014 to June 2015 include:

  • July 2014
  • WFMT Council presented and held annual Council meeting, WFMT roundtable, General
  • Business Meeting, & 2014-2017 WFMT Council elections at the WCMT (Krems, Austria)
  • August 2014
  • The new WFMT website was launched & updates provided monthly (www.wfmt.info)
  • WFMT Council members provided preliminary plans and projects for the 2014-2017 term
  • New monthly WFMT Buzz emails initiated
  • September 2014
  • Strategic Planning year one priorities identified & respective projects commenced
  • October 2014
  • Online journal, Music Therapy Today (MTT), announced Spring 2015 edition call for papers
  • Global Crises Intervention Disaster Fund highlighted & continued collection of donations
  • November 2014
  • Dr. Heiderscheit, Dr. Gadberry, and Ms. Fienman presented at the Global Perspectives
  • Session at the American Music Therapy Association conference in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Quarterly online Council meeting
  • December 2014
  • Committee established to plan and launch 30th Anniversary celebrations
  • Regional Liaisons held online meeting
  • January 2015
  • MTT call for papers closed; peer review process well underway and editing began
  • 30th Anniversary celebration events began
  • February 2015
  • Treasured Memories project launched (30th Anniversary)
  • March 2015
  • Press release prepared and sent to community stakeholders in WFMT’s 8 global regions
  • Council members presented on WFMT at various regional and local conferences
  • Quarterly online Council meeting
  • Song contest launched (30th Anniversary)
  • April 2015
  • Dr. Clements-Cortes represented the WFMT and presented at the International
  • Conference of Music Therapy, Training in Music Therapy in Europe, in Pescara, Italy
  • May 2015
  • 2017 WCMT website launched
  • June 2015
  • MTT 2015 Spring edition published on WFMT website
  • Quarterly online Council meeting
  • Dr. Clements-Cortes inaugurated the International Conference on Current Trends in Music Therapy in Pondicherry, India via online technology from Canada

Warm Regards from Canada,Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, RP, MT-BC, MTAFellow of the Association for Music and ImageryPresident, WFMT

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