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Learn This Moroccan Rhythm and Apply It To Your Work!

Learn this Moroccan rhythm and spend some time with Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC today! Christine always brings joy and happiness wherever she goes. She's got good energy =) At the end of this video, she explains a very quick, simple way you can incorporate a rhythm...

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Are Long Session Narratives Getting You Down?

If documentation takes 5 times as long as client service time, then let's evaluate your systems! Recently, we encountered a clinician who was required to submit a paragraph for each of her 40 clients in 2 days. If you have long narratives for documentation, then...

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MS Word HACKS for Documentation

In the video below, Allison Hingley, MM, MT-BC, walks you through a documentation hack using Microsoft Word. If your documentation is messy, chaotic, or difficult for others to decipher, then this video is perfect for you! Her demonstration starts with a blank Word...

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Documentation & HIPAA Compliance

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, be careful about storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox. There are extra steps you should take to ensure privacy and confidentiality. HIPAA is one of those areas that may seem vague or mysterious. It doesn't have to be! And...

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The Systems You NEED (regardless of setting)

Consider the administrative and documentation systems you manage as a music therapist: time, money, and contact management. No doubt, we all feel overwhelmed sometimes just trying to keep our heads above water. When your systems are in place, everything in life is...

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BUSINESS OWNERS: 2 Tools For Follow Up

As a music therapy business owner, you are a trail blazer! Most likely you are out there banging on doors and pounding the pavement. So, today Allison Hingley, MM, MT-BC and I offer you... a breath of fresh air. A system in place. 2 tools to consider for the most...

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Starting a Business? Be Selective!

When you're starting a business, does this thought ever pass by? "It's hard to be choosy about who I take as a client, since I am one of only 2 clinicians in my area..." Does this sound familiar? In a field of several thousand (versus several million nurses, for...

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How to apply therapeutic skills to advocacy

I had no idea I was learning about music therapy advocacy at the time. Sitting in a music therapy course in grad school, I heard Dr. Standley repeat "adapt, adapt, adapt." Over and over those words would echo in almost every class that semester. And then she repeated...

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An Easy Resource To Increase Your Human Rights Awareness

I asked Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC, to share a simple resource on how to increase human rights awareness. The website she shares is so valuable! It's the fastest tool to explore how you interact with the world in relation to your power. About the Power Cube  When you...

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You are a leader in healthcare

Hello Leader in Healthcare! The more days, weeks, and months that fly by, the stronger our message becomes. It is so very clear to me that this new generation of music therapists will elevate our field more than ever before. We're making the official proclamation here...

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Is A More Inclusive Future Possible?

If more clinicians start feeling like leaders in healthcare, then we're going in the right direction. And having this information will help you feel like the leader you are. What do YOU see in the future in terms of human rights? What about human rights within our...

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Music Therapy Ethics & Human Rights: Supportive Evidence

In the area of music therapy ethics, consider the power imbalances that may exist in the relationships between us and our clients. Becoming aware of these imbalances is the first step in developing personal insight within our work. It's actually a very enriching...

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Music Therapy Ethics for Beginners

Need a tip on music therapy ethics for beginners? Let's start with one beginner step we can take as a music therapist or counselor. How do we become empowered? The answer is to tune into YOURSELF - believe it or not. The answer is easy! You may think "I don't have a...

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Watch The Video Tour Of Our New Site

Where do I begin. As I'm writing this, we have *just* hit the point of all links working and all bugs fixed. (I think.) I messaged Beth Yoder, one of our virtual assistants... "Let's crack open the champagne in our meeting tomorrow!" Honestly, if you saw my home,...

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Calling all new MT-BCs

We have an excited new project going on that will knock your socks off. If you passed the CBMT exam in the past year, then you must realize that there are literally hundreds of interns who are just a couple months behind you. You know the feeling: What if I don't...

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6 Big Picture Reasons To Advocate For Music Therapy

Happy New Year! This is a pivotal time for Music Therapy Ed, and we need your advice. We've hired two new virtual assistants (shout out to Beth & Mabel!), we'll launch a new website this month (God willing), and we're setting up brand new customer experiences for...

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$4,000+ donated in ukes to support music therapy

When music therapists need to come together, WE COME TOGETHER. Remember how Ben Folds and Daniel Levitin were inspired by YOU & our colleagues coming together? And now, we've come together to raise $4,000+ for the Ukulele Kids Club. That's more than 100 ukes and...

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2 of the best music therapy documentation apps

Today we got two of the best documentation apps out there for music therapists and healthcare professionals like you. One option is free, and the other is a nominal fee. Super Super Data Tracker If you haven't heard of this app, I encourage you to try it out. It's...

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#AMTA16 Scavenger Hunt & Prize Details

Are you SUPER EXCITED for #AMTA16??? We are =) We love music therapists, and to think of 1,600 of us in the same place just gives us goosebumps! This year, we've teamed up again with Bear Paw Creek to give you the best prizes. Scroll down for all the rules and details...

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3 Easy Things You Can Do to Market Yourself

Marketing your work can be a tough process. You can run across a lot of "no's" before getting a "yes!" In the video below, we'll share with you three tips that Kat's learned throughout growing Music Therapy Ed and her private practice to help you become the visionary...

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Career Success is a BIG Experiment

Do you ever feel like your personal career success is a series of trial-and-error experiments? In the video below, Kat shares a behind-the-scenes look at the research she undertook during the creation of Music Therapy Ed -- take a look in this captioned video: If you...

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Look For the Helpers

Sometimes, as a music therapist, it can feel like nobody understands the work that you do...ESPECIALLY when you're trying to advocate for music therapy services to a potential client or another healthcare professional who just does not understand what we do. If you're...

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Don’t Take Risks – Do This Instead

As an entrepreneur and a music therapy business owner, you may have been told that you need to take risks to succeed. I want to challenge the belief that you need to take risks - check it out in the captioned video below. Last chance to join us for our Mindstorm...

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