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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A NEW Way To Answer The Age-Old Question…

We're featuring Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC, CBMT Regulatory Affairs Advisor this week to help you answer the age-old question "What Is Music Therapy?" There are a million and one ways to answer the question, but one thing stays the same: Consider who's listening!...

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What is Self-Compassion?

There are 3 ways to practice self-compassion. Self-compassion looks different from one person to the next (just like burnout). Do you notice these practices in your colleagues or in yourself? Catch yourself doing something well! Watch the video below for more --...

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3 Ways To Set Your Boundaries!

The boundaries Ami mentions pertain to a clock, a calendar, and a phone. You have all of those right? Dig in to these 3 important boundaries to set your self-care regimen up for SUCCESS! Watch the video below - Did you join us for Ami's webinar? It was one of our...

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3 Research-Based Burnout Triggers

You can probably relate to a few of these specific triggers for burnout! In the video below, Ami describes specific circumstances that put you at risk for burnout. Watch and learn how to curb burnout before it starts! Were you able to join us for Ami's Mindstorm...

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Too busy for self care? Consider THIS…

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC, shares 3 things to consider if you feel like you don't have enough time for self-care. Learn those 3 considerations and the risks associated with neglecting self-care. Watch the video below! Don't forget to join us for Ami's upcoming webinar!...

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What’s the brain research on empathy vs. compassion?

"When we operate with clients on this empathetic level, oftentimes we're connecting with people's suffering... being there with their suffering... sometimes we can't help but take it on." Learn what the brain research says about empathy and how to stay healthy as a...

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How to avoid the clinification of music –

"Lots of us became music therapists because we LOVE MUSIC. This can sometimes change when music becomes your job... Like any love relationship, it takes effort to maintain." Learn 4 easy strategies to avoid the clinification of music, in order to stay refreshed and...

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