Imagine a perfectly ethical business world- no one would get burned from bad business practices, competitiveness, or law violations. Practices could move along without any of the “gray areas” snagging us up along the way. Beautiful, isn’t it?
The good news is an ethical utopia like that doesn’t have to just be a daydream. If every music therapist committed to putting the safety and best interests of their colleagues and clients first, we would be well on our way to a bright and ethical future!
Upholding the Code of Ethics is the personal responsibility of every professional. When you lead the way, the whole field becomes a better place! Watch below as Jennifer explain how ethics impacts the future of music therapy:
If you are ready to take your practice to the next level, then check out Jennifer Whitlow’s Business Ethics CMTE course, just released for 5 CMTEs! By taking the course, you will:
- Understand the foundations of a strong, ethical business by knowing how laws and ethics intersect with your marketing, social media, and policies.
- Feel informed and confident about setting rates and building caseloads
- Learn how to protect your clients and yourself in real-world situations
- Explore how to expand your business and manage caseloads effectively and ethically
If you run a private practive, are a contractor, receive a 1099 from any entity at the end of the year, or make residual income from a blog, CD album, or supervision services– then you ARE a business owner! Know your business ethics!