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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.…

Long Session Narratives = Brain Drain

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…

How To Speak To Supporters (& Get Them Listening!)

You’ve done your research. You’ve seen the results. You know that the services you are providing are an asset to the organization you serve. So when it comes time to ask for more resources, how do you get the decision maker on…

What If I’m Alone As The Only Music Therapist?

Even if you are the only music therapist at your facility, no one is an island: unfortunately, it is easy to feel deserted! Catching yourself feeling like “no one ever even reads my reports” or “nobody gets what I do!”?  We’ve…

big mistake

The Big Turn Off: Are You Making This Mistake?

Sometimes the worst mistake you can make when advocating for music therapy is bringing up music therapy. What?! While that seems totally counterintuitive, it all comes down to the idea of reacting versus responding. When someone (a client, a family member, a support staff,…

Brittany Tachkov, MT-BC

Establish Authority As A Music Therapist in ONE Step!

As music therapy professionals, most of us have encountered situations in our workplaces where staff, administrators, or caregivers make us powerless or less qualified. WRONG! Music therapists are leaders in healthcare and nobody knows our modality better than we do. In the video below,…

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What Do Relationships Have To Do With Funding?

Just like in therapy, the results you get are directly impacted by the relationships you build. Relationships in the fundraising world happen in two ways: direct and indirect.  The direct relationships are those rare gems of moments where a decision maker is directly impacted…

"You can have everything you want, but you cannot do everything." Kat Fulton

Marry Your Purpose, Not Your Commodities

I made a guest appearance on the Music Therapy Chronicles podcast last week! ???? Listen on your drive, or while doing dishes or laundry. (I do podcasts during laundry – makes it so relaxing!) And learn the story of how Music Therapy Ed today serves…

[PHONE SCRIPT] How To Make A Compassionate Connection

The only thing standing between you and your dream job might be one perfectly executed cold call. No pressure, right? We have your back, you fearless leader in healthcare! Use the template below to craft a polished, poised, evidence-packed call that will leave any…