OUR MISSION STATEMENT

At CNY Music Therapy we are passionate about supporting music therapy in the greater Central New York region. We believe we are stronger together than we ever could be individually and our aim is to provide a growing number of services that are:

 

Accessible for all:

We aim to provide quality client care regardless of race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ethnic or national origin, disability, health status, socioeconomic status, marital status, or political affiliation.

 

With open and transparent practices that encourage feedback and authentic connection.

We offer clinical supervision for fellow music therapists and Licenced Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT’s), plus also engage in peer supervision with our partners. We are therefore accountable within our business model and also accountable within our board certification and licencing standards which require continuous training to remain actively certified as Music Therapists(MT-BC) & Creative Arts Therapists(LCAT). We are also members of the American Music Therapy Association(AMTA), which is our professional body that works to keep standards and practice both relevant and accountable, e.g. a recently updated (2019) Code of Ethics to guide our practice.

 

Working to the highest standards of best practice in the music therapy profession.

Within this framework of accountability, we are committed to continually improve and strive for best practice. E.g. In schools, this would mean providing comprehensive and clear evaluations for students, and a clear feedback process to the school team for music therapy to be added as a related service. We also are setting the standards for writing appropriate and effective music therapy goals into the student’s IEP along with regular quarterly reports, and are seeking to promote this practice as standard across the CNY region.

Committed to nurturing community through music-making, both as a local resource embedded into local projects and as an online presence

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

At CNY Music Therapy we are passionate about supporting music therapy in the greater Central New York region. We believe we are stronger together than we ever could be individually and our aim is to provide a growing number of services that are:

 

Accessible for all:

We aim to provide quality client care regardless of race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ethnic or national origin, disability, health status, socioeconomic status, marital status, or political affiliation.

 

With open and transparent practices that encourage feedback and authentic connection.

We offer clinical supervision for fellow music therapists and Licenced Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT’s), plus also engage in peer supervision with our partners. We are therefore accountable within our business model and also accountable within our board certification and licencing standards which require continuous training to remain actively certified as Music Therapists(MT-BC) & Creative Arts Therapists(LCAT). We are also members of the American Music Therapy Association(AMTA), which is our professional body that works to keep standards and practice both relevant and accountable, e.g. a recently updated (2019) Code of Ethics to guide our practice.

 

Working to the highest standards of best practice in the music therapy profession.

Within this framework of accountability, we are committed to continually improve and strive for best practice. E.g. In schools, this would mean providing comprehensive and clear evaluations for students, and a clear feedback process to the school team for music therapy to be added as a related service. We also are setting the standards for writing appropriate and effective music therapy goals into the student’s IEP along with regular quarterly reports, and are seeking to promote this practice as standard across the CNY region.

Committed to nurturing community through music-making, both as a local resource embedded into local projects and as an online presence

CNY MUSIC THERAPY BLACK LIVES MATTER STATEMENT

At CNY Music Therapy, we are appalled by the killing of George Floyd, Brianna Taylor and many other black lives by police officers across this nation and we wholeheartedly support the call echoing around the world to address these injustices and challenge white supremacy.

As a new business and members of a therapeutic community, our values are clear:

We aim to provide quality client care regardless of race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ethnic or national origin, disability, health status, socioeconomic status, marital status, or political affiliation.

CNY Music Therapy LLC has zero tolerance for discrimination and we will always tackle prejudice, bigotry and inequity.

 

We recognize that there is a lack of diversity within Music Therapy and we are committed to addressing this by becoming an equal opportunities employer and internship provider to contribute towards addressing the imbalance that exists.

ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER

EQUITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Music Therapy as a profession works to a Code of Ethics which includes this statement:

“We aim to provide quality client care regardless of race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ethnic or national origin, disability, health status, socioeconomic status, marital status, or political affiliation.”*

[Read full Code of Ethics here: AMTA Code of Ethics | Official Documents]

 

CNY Music Therapy LLC has zero tolerance for discrimination and we will always tackle prejudice, bigotry and inequity. We also actively promote fully inclusive practices in our language and community engagement as well as our client sessions.

Our goal is to provide equitable services ‘regardless’*, and also to commit to ensure that we fully respect and are mindful to address the inequities that can remain hidden and often silenced due to all forms of privilege (e.g. white privilege, ableism, cis-gender privilege, etc).”

 

As a young company we actively work together to address our own privilege; to uncover inherent biases in our systems and our approaches; to educate ourselves on the stories of oppression and the language that people in marginalized groups use to identify their struggle. This is important for all BIPOC communities and also must include people with visible and invisible disabilities and the LGBTQ+* community. We respect difference in all its forms and recognize the intersectionality of marginalized people described by the phrase, “Same struggle, different difference”. We commit to listen to these emerging voices and join as allies and advocates in celebrating a diverse and colorful world.

*[To read more about the terms Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer +, see https://gaycenter.org/about/lgbtq/#transgender

 

EDUCATION INFO

Here is some literature as a resource. Please contact us with any questions or for further information:

 

Before you request a Music Therapy assessment

Music Therapy in public schools’

 

Music Therapy assessment request checklist

To request a music therapy evaluation, please e mail us: info@cnymusictherapy.com

 

PARENT/CARER INFO

 Here is some extra information to help you to think about music therapy for your child in school.

 

‘Music Therapy & developmental disabilities

 

 Before you request an MT assessment

The first step to music therapy being added to your child’s Individual Educational Plan in school is for you as a parent to reach out to the school and request a music therapy evaluation.

For further information, please e mail us: info@cnymusictherapy.com

PRIVACY POLICY & TERMS

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The following privacy policy applies to the use of this website:

Our practice does not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disseminate externally any personal information about those visiting this web site. We do reserve the right to use the information for internal tracking and statistical analysis, including but not limited to determining the number of visitors to the site, analyzing which sections are most accessed, length of stay per visitor and number of repeat visits.

 

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