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2013 Early Childhood Music Therapy Special Target Population Network Meeting Report from 11-22-2013 Gretchen Chardos Benner, LMSW, MT-BC imagine, Editorial Assistance Fort Mill, SC
1. Welcome Dr. Petra Kern greeted attendees and excused co-chair Angela Snell. 21 colleagues were in attendance, representing 13 states (CA, SC, TX, TN, GA, NY, MD, OK, OH, MD, NJ, MN, IL) and Australia. The Early Childhood Network (ECN) also invited colleagues to participate through a google hangout this year.
imagine 5(1), 2014
Update on imagine Due to limited funding, the three-year pilot project of publishing imagine with AMTA ended in December 2012. As of January 1, 2013, imagine found a new home with de la vista publisher, founded by the editor-in-chief Dr. Petra Kern in 2007. The imagine editorial team continues providing this online resource for free to early childhood music therapists, daycare professionals, related service providers, administrators, and parents while AMTA oﬀers ongoing endorsement. imagine 4(1), 2013 included 73 contributions from 10 countries as well as 32 audio and video clips. “Next Generation Music Therapy: Clinical Applications of YouTube Videos” was the featured article written by Sarah Pitts and Kirsten Meyer. The 2013 issue reached approximately 1.15 mio readers via social media and over 20,000 via email. The average web traﬃc in 2013 was 1200/month from 117 countries. The imagine team continuous to collaborate with related organizations such as ECMMA. Dr. Kern thanked members of the ECN for their loyalty and ongoing support in making imagine the “doorway for evidence-based practice in early childhood music therapy.” She also thanked the imagine editorial team for their volunteering services. Members of the ECN applauded the team for an excellent publication that draws interest beyond the music therapy community. The deadline for submission to the 2014 issue is May 15, 2014.
The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners...