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So you want to start a medical music therapy program.  What’s next?

So you want to start a medical music therapy program. What’s next?

By Bree Beynon, MT-BC & PBMTI Managing Partner Hopefully you are reading this because you’ve decided to pursue a music therapy program for your organization – terrific!  You are joining the thousands of hospitals, hospices, assisted-living facilities, support groups and many more organizations that have…

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Guest DJ: Summer Songs from the Residents of the WPB Housing Authority

Guest DJ: Summer Songs from the Residents of the WPB Housing Authority

By Pamela Wiener, PhD Gerontologist and Crisis Manager, West Palm Beach Housing Authority It started with Teresita, age 70, on the recent 12th anniversary of Celia Cruz’s death last week. Teresita’s favorite song of Cruz’s is Cuando Salí de Cuba – When I left Cuba. …

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Music Therapy and Mobile Devices

Music Therapy and Mobile Devices

By Sarah Sparrow, MT-BC The incorporation of mobile devices into music therapy sessions has evolved through the course of my music therapy career. I have been recently reflecting on both the impact and effectiveness of these tools as a professional, and I wanted to share…

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A Discussion on Music Therapy with Dr. Ralph Compton, MD

A Discussion on Music Therapy with Dr. Ralph Compton, MD

By Catherine Nielsen, MT-BC Background: Dr. Compton is a retired family practice doctor with a certificate in geriatrics. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Berea College, and attended medical school at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Compton worked for over 30 years at…

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The Best Online Quiz You’ll Ever Take

The Best Online Quiz You’ll Ever Take

By Karen House, MS, MT-BC We’ve all done it, the thing we hate to admit we love- the online personality quiz. What Disney Princess are you? What Hogwarts House would you be sorted into? What food-based superpower should you have? But what if there was…

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The Best is Yet to Come:  Sustaining Success in a New Setting

The Best is Yet to Come: Sustaining Success in a New Setting

By Trent Barrick, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist Hey friends! If you have less than 2 minutes to read this blog, here are some key points to consider if you have successfully developed a new music therapy program and are looking for ways to sustain long…

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Starting a New Music Therapy Program

Starting a New Music Therapy Program

Are you looking to get on top of developing and sustaining a new music therapy program? We’d like to encourage you with some quick tips on some ways to approach your new program! Stay tuned as we role out with more blogs and share stories…

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6 Resources To Improve Your Drum Circle Facilitation

6 Resources To Improve Your Drum Circle Facilitation

By Kat Fulton, Founder of MusicTherapyEd.com Are you a new professional, or looking to advance in your career as a music therapist? Grab these free music therapy CMTEs that my team has put together for you! West Music was in on this project too =)…

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Remembering Your Purpose

Remembering Your Purpose

By Natalie Spencer, MT-BC As a music therapist, or a professional in any career, it’s easy to get caught up in the “work grind.” Wake up, plan your session, grab your instruments, beat the rush hour traffic, make it to the session on time, and…

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Lyric Analysis Analysis

Lyric Analysis Analysis

By James E. Riley, MM, MT-BC Song lyrics are a powerful tool used by Board-Certified Music Therapists serving medical, palliative, educational, and mental health populations. Lyric analysis uses commercial or pre-composed songs to facilitate counseling interventions with groups or individuals. Although the term lyric analysis…

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