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Music and Relationships

Music and Relationships

By Bree Gordon, MT-BC I want to start this post by stating that my experience with creating and maintaining relationships will likely not look the same for everyone.  I recognize that the way someone interacts with others is unique to that person.   While the…

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Reflections on Music Therapy and Recovery

Reflections on Music Therapy and Recovery

By Ali Sailer, MT-BC As I approach my two-year anniversary of practicing music therapy with PBMTI this week, I’ve done a lot of reflecting on my experiences as a music therapist working in addiction recovery. What an incredible journey! The last two years have stretched…

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Full-time MT-BC position available!

Full-time MT-BC position available!

It is with MUCH excitement that I announce a full-time opening at PBMTI! We are looking for a creative and self-motivated board certified music therapist to join our growing team of 11 full/part-time staff members and contractors.   Applicant must 1) be willing to travel…

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More Than Your Average Music Lady

More Than Your Average Music Lady

By Elisa Aven, M.M., MT-BC             As a traveling music therapist, I often encounter residents and family members in various facilities who see my guitar on my back and immediately assume that I am there to perform. Even when observing my work in action, it…

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Music to Keep Kids on Task: For Therapists, Parents and Teachers

Music to Keep Kids on Task: For Therapists, Parents and Teachers

By Catherine Nielsen, MT-BC, Catherine is the founder, and director of The Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute, home educator, teacher, therapist, mother of two. Our topic today applies to anyone working with young children. I have worked as a music therapist professionally for almost 10…

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Finding our Place in Music Therapy Advocacy

Finding our Place in Music Therapy Advocacy

By Bree Beynon, MT-BC, NMT Happy Social Media Advocacy Month!  Hopefully you have seen the hashtag #MTAdvocacy floating around on our social media.  Using hashtags is a great way to connect ideas in our social media savvy society but what does it mean?  The phrase…

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52 weeks of session themes for Seniors: 1st Quarter

52 weeks of session themes for Seniors: 1st Quarter

By Bree Beynon, MT-BC, NMT Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoyed your holidays and are easing back into reality.  This post is a long one; you may want to bookmark this or print it out for your materials.  Either way, I hope it is…

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“Getting to Know You” With Joseph Kim!

“Getting to Know You” With Joseph Kim!

By Karen House, M.S., MT-BC As we turn our calendars to December and reflect on our year, I can’t help but smile at how amazing 2015 has been for the Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute. We’ve had exciting additions to our staff, memorable moments in…

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Starting an Internship Program – Is it Right for Us?

Starting an Internship Program – Is it Right for Us?

By Mallory Even, LPMT, MT-BC We all know the route to becoming an MT-BC. There is no way around the 6-month clinical internship, and I am so glad it is this way! We all need the field training to put our book knowledge to use,…

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Spotlight on Music Therapy at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

Spotlight on Music Therapy at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

By Trent Barrick, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist “We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.” – Rumi Ralph sat in his car attempting to open the driver side door. One would assume this wouldn’t pass as a difficult obstacle for a strong…

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