Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

AMTA Code of Ethics

AMTA’s Code of Ethics lists eight core values as

  1. Kindness
  2. Social Responsibility
  3. Dignity/Respect
  4. Equality
  5. Accountability
  6. Excellence
  7. Integrity
  8. Courage.

AMTA Code of Ethics can be accessed here.

According to the AMTA Code of Ethics, music therapists must:

1.1 Provide quality client care regardless of the client’s 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.

1.2 Identify and recognize their personal biases, avoiding discrimination in relationships with clients, colleagues, and others in all settings.

2.3 Be aware and accepting of client’s individual factors and cultural differences in the treatment process.