Episode 232: #MusicTherapy #JournalClub for JMT v53(3)

Dr. Meganne Masko and Janice Lindstrom will discuss the articles published in the Journal of Music Therapy Volume 53 number 3 (Fall 2016). In this issue, there are four articles: Analysis of Lyrics from Group Songwriting with Bereaved Adolescents (Fiore), Development of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Advanced Huntington’s Disease: A Pilot Validation Study (O’Kelly & Bodak), Neural Activations of Guided Imagery and Music in Negative Emotional Processing: A Functional MRI Study (Lee, Han, & Park), and Training Endogenous Task Shifting Using Music Therapy: A Feasibility Study (Lynch & LaGasse).

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Episode 231: #MusicTherapy #JournalClub for MTP 34(2)

We’re back broadcasting live on February 9, 2017 at 10 am CST for another edition of Music Therapy Journal Club. This time, we’re discussing the articles from the second Music Therapy Perspectives of 2016. This has a special focus on Multicultural Musical Competence, as well as a summary of published literature in music therapy in 2014, and much more!

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Episode 230: #MusicTherapy #JournalClub for JMT 53(2)

We took a break because Janice went back to school and started a new job. Meganne moved and started a new job. But now we’re ready to catch back up! Join us for music therapy journal club–where we discuss the journal articles in music therapy publications just so we can keep up with the research. All you have to do to join is listen. If you’re really motivated, read the abstracts of the journal articles prior to the show. And if you’re REALLY motivated, call in and share your opinions! This show airs on January 10, 2017 at 10 am CST.

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Exhausted Mommies share their story

ExaustedmomsxylophoneAmy Zuniga has joined me on The Music Therapy Show a couple of times for a Parent Support Group (Check them out: S is for Support, Parenting ModelsCreating Rhythm in Your Day, Back To School, and What’s going right?). We decided to create our own BlogTalkRadio channel, separate from the original show. And I haven’t taken the time to start a website for just that show, so I’m letting you all know about this resource here.

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Why should I be a member of AMTA?

WhatDoesAMTADoForMeApproximately 1,900 music therapists are members of AMTA and there are precisely 6,882 Board Certified Music Therapists. Why are music therapists not members of their professional association? I see AMTA publish the Benefits of Membership and post videos about why music therapists should be members, but I’m not sure they match up with my reasons, and I want to explore my perspective on AMTA membership. I was asked on Facebook to say why I was a member of AMTA several months ago. I didn’t respond to the #WeAreAMTA campaign, because, to be honest, I have difficulties with the association. They seem out of touch with their membership, as indicated by the big difference in the number of AMTA members vs MT-BCs. I thought I’d explore some of my difficulties and try to reconcile them for myself. Continue reading

Music Therapy Professional Competencies

In my continuing quest to be a good music therapist, I am adding to my collection of music therapy document summaries with the Professional Competencies. Professional CompetenciesThe Preamble explains that these competencies establish standards for music therapy education and clinical training, as well as the levels of practice. These competencies outline what a music therapist at the Professional Level of Practice, with a Bachlor’s degree or its equivalent in music therapy and a current music therapy credential (MT-BC) is trained to do. There are Advanced Competencies, too, but I’ll look at those later.

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