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How YOU Can Help Advance Music Therapy

How YOU Can Help Advance Music Therapy

Music therapists are LEADERS in healthcare. We want to thank you for joining the movement! Often MTs write in asking how they can help advance our field, and we've got solid answers in this Mindtorm Monday. By giving back to the field, you can become a better...

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Music brought her out of the coma…

Music brought her out of the coma…

In this Mindstorm Monday, you'll take away tools to not only serve your clients, but to take care of yourself, too. Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC, is Music Therapy Ed's own wellness guru! After suffering a traumatic brain injury and being in a coma for 5 days, Ellen had a...

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How to answer “What Is Music Therapy?”

How to answer “What Is Music Therapy?”

In 2014, we ran a challenge to answer the age-old question "what is music therapy?" How do YOU answer that question? Click here to see the submissions! Click here for inspiration on answering What Is Music Therapy. This Week's Shout-Out The Shout-Out goes to Jenny, a...

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Do you want to create your dream job?

Do you want to create your dream job?

Hello, hello!! This Mindstorm Monday is all about creating your DREAM JOB. This Week's Shout-Out Amy Love, MT-BC is the FIRST music therapist EVER to work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She's the guest for this Mindstorm Monday, and she's excited to share...

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Learn How To Use RAP With Us!

Learn How To Use RAP With Us!

Learn how to use RAP with your clients from the comfort of your home! Jessica Schlabach, MT-BC, is super passionate about working with at-risk youth and encouraging the use of rap music in clinical music therapy practice. Jess presented on using rap with adolescents...

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Is Your Caseload Unmanageable?

Is Your Caseload Unmanageable?

Hey hey amazing music therapist! First, a moment of silence for our Robin Williams dedication: This Week's Shout-Out We are shouting out Alie, a music therapist from Ohio. She has been feeling overwhelmed with the number of referrals she receives and doesn't know what...

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7 Things Successful Music Therapists Do Differently

7 Things Successful Music Therapists Do Differently

In case you haven't signed up for our free CMTE gift for you.... A few great music therapists like Ron Borczon, Barbara Reuer, Meredith Pizzi, and John Carpente can't wait to share with you what makes a successful music therapist! Learn from them and more in our new...

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3 Free CMTEs Just Released This Week

3 Free CMTEs Just Released This Week

Greetings! We are so geeked about the newest course release at Music Therapy Ed! But there’s even better news -- this new course is completely free to you. Yup, for you. For FREE. AND -- we are also thrilled to be partnering on this course release with West Music!...

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Time to CELEBRATE!!!

Time to CELEBRATE!!!

Greetings! We are feeling GREAT over at Music Therapy Ed recently -- and here is why: Music Therapy Ed is celebrating its’ 2nd birthday on Thursday, July 17! In addition to offering 22 courses, serving over 300 VIPs and giving out over 1,600 CMTE certificates, we have...

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Get your groove on with MIDI!

Happy July! You will definitely want to STAY TUNED to the Tuesday Shout-Out in the next few weeks. Let's just say that it involves freebies (yes, FREEBIES!) that will set your professional life ON FIRE! Speaking of freebies, are you ready to put on your techie hat and...

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Grab your guitar – here’s another FREE resource!

Hey there! This week we are shouting out Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, an esteemed music therapy colleague in Virginia. Becky attended a past regional conference institute in which Kat played through an ultra relaxing guitar loop, and she wanted to know how to play it....

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Do you love reading? Great resource ahead!

Do you love reading? Great resource ahead!

This week's Shout-Out goes to the Music Therapy Book Club, created by Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC of Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC. The Music Therapy Book Club offers opportunities to read important music therapy texts, to learn and gain additional...

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The Faces of Music Therapy Ed

The Faces of Music Therapy Ed

First, congratulations to Carolyn Dachinger for winning the Self-Care contest. She receives Brene Brown's book, Daring Greatly! She suggests saying "yes" to a limited number of requests - the ones she feels passionate about, and then saying "no" to other requests that...

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Vote For Your FAVORITE Self-Care Strategies!

Voting is now over, and..........((drum roll, please.......)) Carolyn Dachinger was the WINNER of our Self-Care contest! She receives a copy of Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly. Congratulations, Carolyn!! We LOVE Music Therapists!!! Thank you all for participating...

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Self-Care Month: PHYSICAL WELLNESS

Self-Care Month: PHYSICAL WELLNESS

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION April is Self-Care Awareness Month at MusicTherapyEd.com! We have been showering ourselves with self-care this month but we wanted to hear how you're doing, so we've created a SELF-CARE CONTEST where YOU can shout out your favorite self-care...

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Self-Care Month: EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION April is Self-Care Awareness Month at MusicTherapyEd.com! Welcome to Week #4 of Self-Care Awareness Month! We want you to continue to shower yourself with kindness this month. This week, we are focusing on Emotional Wellness. To get started,...

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Self-Care Month: WORK/LIFE FIT

Self-Care Month: WORK/LIFE FIT

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION April is Self-Care Awareness Month at MusicTherapyEd.com! There are many articles, websites, and blog posts that talk about the importance of having a work/life balance. Balance is defined as keeping or putting something in a steady position so...

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Self-Care Month: SPIRITUAL WELLNESS

Self-Care Month: SPIRITUAL WELLNESS

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION April is Self-Care Awareness Month at MusicTherapyEd.com! When we think of spiritual wellness, many things may come to mind. Spirituality can mean different things to each of us. It is a huge topic! I can’t even touch the full scope of the topic,...

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Your Self-Care Map and SOCIAL WELLNESS

Your Self-Care Map and SOCIAL WELLNESS

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION April is Self-Care Awareness Month at MusicTherapyEd.com! Taking care of yourself helps you enhance the time that you spend working by creating balance in your life. With adequate self-care, you will likely be more intuitive, listen better, play...

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8 Music Therapy Colleagues Reveal Their Clinic Spaces —

8 Music Therapy Colleagues Reveal Their Clinic Spaces —

As I completed my Open Your Dream Clinic Tour in 2013, I was left with valuable footage, intimate interviews, and incredible clinic tours. I'm sending a special thank you to Meredith Pizzi, Jen Sokira, Jamie George, Nat Mullis, Suzanne Oliver, Sarah Thompson, and John...

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Interested in writing an e-book?

Interested in writing an e-book?

This Week's Shout-Out goes out to Music Therapy E-Books! This innovative concept and website was created by Michelle Erfurt, MT-BC and Rachel See, MA, MT-BC with the purpose to buy, sell, and create e-books. In addition to the ability to purchase music therapy e-books...

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52 Decision Makers YOU Need To Be Shaking Hands With

52 Decision Makers YOU Need To Be Shaking Hands With

We want you to succeed as a healthcare professional. Making connection with Key Decision Makers is an important piece of success. We have created an extensive list of these Key Decision Makers, as well as a blank and fully customizable Action Plan to get out and begin...

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Are You Misunderstood?

Do you constantly have to explain what you are doing as a music therapist? This week's Shout-Out pertains to EVERY music therapist on the planet. We are shouting out Kristin in Chicago! She writes that her biggest challenge is getting others to value her work as a...

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Get your practice in GEAR with 4 tips

Hello music therapy aficionados! Today, we're giving you the low-down on getting started with a practice. Click play to watch our 4 tips: Be well, feel good, and keep rockin' music therapy, Kat Fulton, Course Curator MusicTherapyEd.com Info@MusicTherapyEd.com Would...

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