Music Therapy and Acute care rehab

Part 2 of Collaboration in Medical Music Therapy One of the more recognizable aspects of music therapy is the ease in which it connects with rehab therapies. This is likely because rehab therapies exist in a number of settings outside of the inpatient, medical world and because music therapy can adapt rehab goals within music.Continue reading “Music Therapy and Acute care rehab”

Collaboration in Medical Music Therapy

One of the unexpected blessings from all that has occurred over the past year has been the amount of time to myself. I’m not talking about the time spent self-quarantining. I’m talking about the number of months I’ve been able to independently return to the roots of music therapy. There are always unexpected benefits toContinue reading “Collaboration in Medical Music Therapy”

If You’re Not Essential, You’re Not a Failure

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince In my last post, I wrote about our ever-changing need to redefine how we think about this concept ofContinue reading “If You’re Not Essential, You’re Not a Failure”

Keep Thinking Essentially

The concept of being a healthcare worker is a strange one. When a crisis hits, most people run away, but a healthcare worker runs towards it. In unprecedented times like this, what it means to be a frontline person is evolving daily. A couple of weeks ago, just as COVID-19 was entering the U.S., IContinue reading “Keep Thinking Essentially”

What’s the Correct Definition of Music Therapy?

The music therapy world is a small one, but it’s growing in size. Based on stats recently provided by our certification board (and organized by one of my colleagues), our profession has almost tripled in size within the last 10 years. The infrastructure created to help support our profession is scurrying to keep up withContinue reading “What’s the Correct Definition of Music Therapy?”

How Trusting in Obliquity May Provide Direction

I really love to learn. I never knew how much I enjoyed it until it was no longer forced on me. Once I graduated college and was finally no longer a student, I realized how much I wanted to keep learning. I recently attended an intensive continuing education course for music therapy. I had beenContinue reading “How Trusting in Obliquity May Provide Direction”

No, I Do Not Have a Machine Gun in My Guitar Case

January is the classic time of year to make goals. It’s a fresh start to try something again, try something new, or accomplish the things you’ve always wanted to. It’s fitting that January is the month where music therapists aim to promote the profession through sharing videos and stories of patient progress and music therapyContinue reading “No, I Do Not Have a Machine Gun in My Guitar Case”