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M(om)T-BC: How to be Both

M(om)T-BC: How to be Both

By Sarah Sparrow, MT-BC The privilege of bringing life into the world is a gift that is impossible to describe justly in words. For MT-BCs, this also introduces a series of interesting career decisions. I originally wanted to work part-time after my son was born….

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Evernote: Hitting the right notes with music therapists

Evernote: Hitting the right notes with music therapists

By Karen House, M.S., MT-BC For me, organization is a desired but not-often-achieved skill. My typical style of cleaning is to move all the junk into one room and close the door. As a music therapist without a documentation program, I found it difficult to…

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Coping with the Holidays:  When it’s not the most wonderful time of the year

Coping with the Holidays: When it’s not the most wonderful time of the year

By Laura-Elena Truong, MT-BC, MSW Holiday songs. Festively decorated storefronts. Cheerful exchanges of “Happy Holidays.” For many people, Thanksgiving to New Year’s is the “most wonderful time of the year” with family, friends and community. However, others dread annual holidays, particularly the “firsts”. The first…

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Slides from AMTA Conference Presentations

Slides from AMTA Conference Presentations

The wait is over! Here are the slides (in PDF format) from our presentations: “Starting and Marketing Your Music Therapy Practice” and “Talking the Talk: Networking and Music Therapy”. Stay tuned for documentation and contract samples! PBMTI Starting & Marketing Slideshow PBMTI Networking Slideshow (slides…

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PBMTI’s ‘Palm Beach Illustrated’ Interview

PBMTI’s ‘Palm Beach Illustrated’ Interview

PBMTI was honored to be featured in Palm Beach Illustrated magazines Health and Wellness section this Fall!  A huge thank you for PBI for sharing our story with your readers!  

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Take a Music Therapy Test Drive!

Take a Music Therapy Test Drive!

Have you heard about music therapy but not quite sure what it is or how it would fit into your organization/program?  You wouldn’t buy a car or outfit without trying it on so why commit to a music therapy program without experiencing the benefits first! …

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Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story

By Alexis Rosenwald Michael is a bright and talented 11 year old boy with a rare diagnosis of Von Willbrand’s Disease. Through many years of hospitalizations and surgeries, Michael has outlived his life expectancy of one week or less and continues to live every day…

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Pinterest for the Music Therapist

Pinterest for the Music Therapist

By Elisa Aven, M.M., MT-BC Many people use the social networking site, Pinterest, for exploring new recipes, planning weddings, and compiling motivational quotes, but the applications for music therapists are incredible. From planning interventions to exploring self-care strategies to discovering articles, Pinterest can provide today’s…

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Tidal Rhythms: A New Music Therapy Support Group!

Tidal Rhythms: A New Music Therapy Support Group!

Please join us for ‘Tidal Rhythms: A Music Therapy-Based Parkinson’s Support Group’ (led by PBMTI and funded by the National Parkinson Foundation South Florida) Tidal Rhythms is a support group for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.  The group will involve music-based activities…

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When patients have ‘music emergencies’

When patients have ‘music emergencies’

(CNN) — Brian Jantz marched down the hallway of the hospital with his guitar, accompanying a 4-year-old oncology patient with a maraca and a drum. He remembers they were singing their own creative version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” The girl had been anxious about an…

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