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British Association for Music Therapy

BAMT, the British Association for Music Therapy, replaced the Association of Professional Music Therapists and British Society for Music Therapy in April 2011.

BAMT act as a central point for information about Music Therapy. We advocate for equal access to Music Therapy for all, promote the health benefits of Music Therapy as well as organise and advertise related events, support for professional practice, training courses and CPD. Every 2 years the BAMT host a national conference to showcase Music Therapy practice and research taking place throughout the UK.

The BAMT is the national voice for the profession. If you are training to be a Music Therapist, or are already practising, by becoming a member of the BAMT you can access support and guidance including:

  • Web based resources  
  • Monthly e-bulletin to all BAMT members (including job alerts)
  • Regionally based Area Groups which provide support, companionship and training for music therapists across the UK
  • Three experiential student days every academic year to support music therapy trainees
  • BAMT Networks, where music therapists can share experience and develop new skills in specialised areas of work

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.