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Do You Work With Teens? Join Us For A Jam!

Many of our youth are struggling with trauma, addiction, mental health challenges, racism, poverty, and violence, oftentimes in the shadows. Adolescents use music as a means of coping to explore their identity, express intense emotions and foster a sense of…

Goodbye, Zoom Gloom! Do This In Your Next Session

We are all screen fatigued & feeling the “Zoom Gloom!” Good news, though– music has this incredible power to get us out of our HEADS and into our BODIES. You know this if you take a sensory approach to your…

Song-Writing In Music Therapy – SESSION IDEA!

This is a way to dive into songwriting QUICKLY in a way you may never have thought of before.  Tracy Richardson, PhD, MT-BC, is the Dean of Graduate Therapy & Counseling Programs at St. Mary Of The Woods College. This…

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Do Your Clients Have “Musical Buy-In”?

When your client requests their favorite song, do you have the skills you need to get their musical buy-in? That moment of musical connection is what Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC is passionate about helping music therapists achieve: “I have a concept…

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MT-BC Exam Prep Workshop: CONQUER the Test!

You’ve completed all your coursework, logged all your pre-clinical hours, and finished your internship. Now, only one thing stands between you & starting your dream career: the board examination. No matter your study style, preparing for the exam can be a…

Brain Running on Overdrive? Try Improvisation!

As a leader in healthcare, you use the power of music every day to help your clients. But have you ever considered the role of music in your own self-care? The effects of music’s allure are real and powerful. Wander…

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…

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…

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.…