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Latvia Music Therapy Association (LMTA)

muzikasSince the year 2000 Music Therapy Foundation of Latvia – later in 2005 a society was founded – Latvia Music Therapy Association (LMTA) has been entered in the EMTC register. In 2009 present membership is 51 people. In the year 2003 second level professional study programme in Music Therapy was licensed and implemented in the Liepaja Academy of Pedagogy. The programme was accredited in 2006. Since 2006 studies of music therapy have been organized at Rīgas Stradina University in a professional Master’s study programme in health care “Art Therapy” as one of specialization fields. The full-time programme is accessible for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or with a qualification diploma in a state accredited study programme in social and health care and social welfare, or in pedagogical education and educational sciences, or in art. RSU collaborates with the LAP in the implementation of the programme.

Since July 2008 year LAP is renamed as Liepajas University and program of our studios is now accredited as Master programme, where in a result can obtain Master’s degree in health care. Also had the opportunity to participate in lectures and practical seminars run by Regina Neuhoizel. In Year 2008 seminars were conducted Heidi Fausch (Switzerland) Dr. Reiner Hauss and Dr. Peter Hoffmann from Germany. Association also has an agreement with Pedagogical University of Vilnius (Lithuania) about mobility of students and lecturers. Within the setting of ERASMUS program, a student from Germany (University of Cologne) and 2 students from Vilnius Pedagogical University, has applied for studies and practical training in our program. In October 2008 until January 2009 one student from Italy. Association professionally works towards the certification of new specialists, which is going to happen in cooperation with Association of Professional Organizations of Medical Professionals (LĀPPOS). Latvia Music Therapy Association has a close cooperation with Latvia Art Therapy Association, with which Association has common Standard of Profession, Description of Profession, and Code of Ethics as well.
Role of the partner in the Project is:

  • Contract partner of Project's Applicant and support to the promoter on all levels of the project
  • Implementation of State of the Art Report in Latvia
  • Overall responsible for content development (co-leader of WP6 with P3)
  • Development of the "Recognition Map for creative and Performing Arts Professions in Healthcare in Europe" for Latvia
  • Piloting the Project platform in Latvia
  • Developing focus on Music Therapist Professional Profile (with all partners) · Development of a contribution for the Project "Green Paper" with a Latvian perspective
  • Participation of project meetings
  • Recruitment of some members for Project email pool
  • Dissemination of project through own networks and media
  • Dissemination of project materials · Project dissemination tours in Latvia
  • Proactive participation at all evaluation/dissemination activities
  • Close cooperation with stakeholders from Latvia to disseminate and promote Project
  • Signing of Intellectual Property Rights and Commercialization Concept
  • Sustainable usage of Project portal after the project has ended (together with Project's Applicant)

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