Western Region (WRAMTA)

WRAMTA  (WRAMTA.org) is one of the regional chapters of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). The purpose of this organization is the advancement of music therapy within the western region. The AMTA strives towards the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings.

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington and U.S. Territories and outlying areas in the Pacific Ocean make up the Western Region.

Executive Board, 2011-2013

President: Maureen Hearns, MA, MT-BC
President-Elect: Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC/L
Past President: Piper Laird-Riehle, MM, MT-BC
Vice President: Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
Vice President-Elect: Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC
Secretary: Kerry Leavell, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Treasurer: Rachel McCauley, MT-BC
Parliamentarian: Alison Wendel, MT-BC
Government Relations: Rachel Firchau, MT-BC
Media Relations Coordinator: Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC
Continuing Education: Lauren Bevilacqua, MT-BC
WRAMTAS President: Erin Silvus

Music Therapy Regional Links:

American Music Therapy Association
Certification Board for Music Therapists
Western Region of AMTA for Students Association
Great Lakes Region Chapter, AMTA
Mid-Atlantic Region Chapter, AMTA
Midwestern Region Chapter, AMTA
New England Region Chapter, AMTA
Southeastern Region Chapter, AMTA
Southwestern Region Chapter, AMTA
Arizona Music Therapy Association
Oregon Association for Music Therapy
Utah Association of Music Therapists
Music Therapy Association of Washington

Western Region Universities with Music Therapy Degree Programs:

Arizona State University
California State University, Northridge
Marylhurst University
Seattle Pacific University
University of the Pacific
Utah State University

Western Region National Roster Clinical Training Sites:

Arts and Services for Disabled, Inc. – Long Beach, CA
Atascadero State Hospital – Atascadero, CA
Banner Desert Medical Center – Mesa, AZ
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
DMH – Vacaville Psychiatric Program
Fairview Developmental Center – Costa Mesa, CA
Hope University – Anaheim, CA
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics – San Francisco, CA
Lanterman Developmental Center – Pomona, CA
Marvin Picollo School – Reno, NV
Metropolitan State Hospital – Norwalk, CA
Mobile Music Therapy Services of Orange County – Norwalk, CA
Morton Bakar Center – Hayward, CA
Music to Grow On, Music Therapy Services – Sacramento, CA
MusicWorx, Inc. – San Diego, CA
Oasis Rehabilitation Center – Indio, CA
Porterville Develpmental Center – Porterville, CA
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of California – Los Angeles, San Diego, & Orange, CA
Sonoma Developmental Center – Eldridge, CA
Sunshine Terrace – Logan, UT
The Music Therapy Center – San Diego, CA
UC Davis Children’s Hospital – Sacramento, CA
Utah State Developmental Center – American Fork, UT
Veteran’s Home of California – Yountville, CA
Victoria Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Whidbey General Hospital – Coupeville, WA