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Ignite Your Spirit with a Power Song

Ignite Your Spirit with a Power Song

Take a moment and think about feeling powerful. We all have the go-tos that infuse us with their strength-- a power pose, a killer pair of shoes, a color, a scent, a special blend of tea. Think about your own: what does power look like to you? What does...

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Need Some #Inspo? Follow These Five MTs

Need Some #Inspo? Follow These Five MTs

You keep up with your favorite home renovation blogs, pin recipes and outfit ideas, retweet mover-and-shakers, and like your best friend's pictures of her adorable dog; do you have room for a little professional development in your online life? Social media keeps us...

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How do you keep up with NEW MUSIC?

How do you keep up with NEW MUSIC?

The Music Therapy Ed team is spread out all over US, and including our VIPs and members we're in 15 countries! We feature some of our core team members here talking about how to stay current with new music. Our mission is to help you feel like the leader you are in...

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It’s Time To Say Goodbye ????

It’s Time To Say Goodbye ????

Kaleigh Thomas, MT-BC, has been with the Music Therapy Ed team for 4 years! She served as the Project Manager, and wore ALL the hats. She is moving on to focus on health and wellness in her life. She is a practicing music therapist at a children's hospital in Ohio....

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Get Ready to RePRESENT!

Get Ready to RePRESENT!

Between concurrent sessions, inservices, keynotes, guest lectures and pitches, music therapists are no strangers to the art of the presentation. The skills that make us leaders in healthcare also make us shine in the conference room. Whether you're a seasoned...

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Mixed Abilities in Your Group?

Mixed Abilities in Your Group?

Older adult groups are great for both you and the community you are serving: groups are practical, cost-efficient, and full of fun social experiences. However, groups also present a unique therapeutic challenge: mixed abilities. Whether it's cognitive or physical,...

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Ready to Talk $?

Ready to Talk $?

Let's face it: talking money can be intimidating. When it comes to determining what to charge for group sessions, there are several factors at play. What is the cost of living where you are practicing? Weekly or monthly groups? Fixed rates or flexible rates? The best...

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What’s the Best Intervention for Late-Stage Dementia?

What’s the Best Intervention for Late-Stage Dementia?

Searching for an intervention that will engage your clients with late-stage dementia? Sometimes, the simplest answer is the best one: singing! Singing songs of their childhood will take them back, and allow you to connect with them in a deeper, more meaningful way....

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Three Quick Interventions to Get Seniors Jamming

Three Quick Interventions to Get Seniors Jamming

Are you in need of some fresh intervention ideas for your senior clients? Just open up the music bag you carry around every day! Spanish bullfight music with tambourines? A chorus of rockin' robins on slide whistle? Yodeling kazoos? Just the beginning of the joy you...

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Giving Tuesday: Our Favorite Nonprofits!

Giving Tuesday: Our Favorite Nonprofits!

There are a ton of nonprofits that our team loves, but there are 4 special ones that we feel deserve a big spotlight! Happy Giving Tuesday! Please donate to these nonprofits to help support the people who need it the most --- AMTAS - American Music Therapy Students...

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Learn This Moroccan Rhythm and Apply It To Your Work!

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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BUSINESS OWNERS: 2 Tools For Follow Up

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!

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

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

An Easy Resource To Increase Your Human Rights Awareness

I asked Natasha Thomas, PhD, 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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

$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-Step Process To Discover Your Biases

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DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

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Do you feel like you could improve your documentation? Take 20 seconds to run through the tree. 

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Do you ever need a little on-the-spot inspiration? Take a few seconds to download the Decades Cheat Sheet, and let Meredith Hamons, MT-BC be your guide! 

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Ready to feel powerful? Take a few seconds to download the Power Song Wellness Activity and let Christine Stevens, MA, MSW, MT-BC be your guide! 

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