BAMT, the British Association for Music Therapy, replaced the Association of Professional Music Therapists and British Society for Music Therapy in April 2011. BAMT has an office base in Islington, London and is run by a capable administrative team who ensure the smooth running of the organisation and respond to public and member enquiries.
We act as a central point for information about music therapy. You can discover the health benefits experienced by people, young and old, who have music therapy and keep in touch with the latest research, books, videos and events. We can help if you are a student interested in a career in music therapy and our Associate Membership will give you a chance to "put something back" and get involved, wherever you live.
If you are training to be a music therapist, or are already practising, we act as a national voice for your profession and when you become a member, we can provide support and guidance for you including:
- Web based resources and a monthly e-bulletin;
- Regionally based Area Groups which provide support, companionship and training for music therapists across the UK;
- BAMT Networks, where music therapists can share experience and develop new skills in specialised areas of work;
- Three experiential student days every academic year to support music therapy trainees.
Those who have stepped aside from the profession for a while but who retain their membership can be supported by BAMT in the "return to practice" process required by the Health and Care Professions Council and in the development of skills to find employment or to set up work in private practice.