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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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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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