The Transition from Intern to Professional

The four of us have been there: at the end of a six-month (or longer) internship, on the cusp of becoming professional music therapists. As exciting as it is to be in this position, it can also be a little scary and overwhelming.

In this episode 65 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we’ll talk through the transition from intern to professional music therapist, and share tips for how you as an intern can make it as smooth as possible…and if you’re already a professional, how you can help new professionals ease into the working world.

Cool Resources

AMTA’s “Welcome to the Profession” Intern Packet – These packets are designed to help make the transition from student to professional and are filled with information from AMTA, resources and tips for the new professional, and valuable coupons totaling up to $150 for the first year of your career as a professional music therapist.

Listen & Learn Plus! Membership for Students & Interns – Access to over 200 songs (including mp3/instrumental downloads and lead sheets), visual aides, and many other resources for the discounted price of $5/month (half the regular monthly price).

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research

The 2015 Scope of Music Therapy Practice defines “music therapy” as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels within a therapeutic relationship by a credential professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” One of the characteristics outlined in this definition is “evidence-based,” which implies a focus on RESEARCH.

In this episode 64 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we talk about research and, more specifically, share our experiences as researchers and/or research consumers, as well as how we incorporate research in our practice

Cool Resource

Earlier this month, the music therapy community was honored to be deemed the “Persons of the Week” by ABC World News! Check out the commendation here: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/person-week-celebrating-music-therapists-29455541

Show Notes

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Download the latest episode here or subscribe by email for free to automatically get new episodes sent to you.

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Do you love the Music Therapy Round Table podcast? If so, come join us at Music Therapy Pro, a premier online resource for music therapists like you! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Episode 63: Nailing the Interview

February 9, 2015

Today we are here to talk about something that occurs in every music therapist’s and every student’s career, and that is, the job interview. This might be for an internship or a new professional opportunity. Professionals in private practice also find themselves in interviews when trying to get more contracts and grow their business. They […]

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Episode 62: Transforming Challenges to Opportunities

January 15, 2015

January marks social media advocacy month in the music therapy community. Throughout the month, music therapy bloggers and podcasters, like us, band together to talk about music therapy, advocacy, and the importance of being a music therapy advocate. This year’s social media advocacy month theme is re: VISION. It has multiple meanings, which we’ll talk […]

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Episode 61: Seeking Out Jobs, Contracts & Clients

December 16, 2014

Finding a job as a music therapist can be a daunting task. Although there are now more music therapist positions than ever before, landing your ideal one is a bigger challenge in this field compared to many others. That’s one reason why so many music therapists go into private practice. But even then, as a […]

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Episode 60: Live from the 2014 AMTA National Conference

November 18, 2014

Every year, we have the opportunity to record the podcast live at the AMTA national conference. Not only do we get the chance to discuss our own conference experiences, but we have the opportunity to interview other music therapists about theirs, as well. In this episode 60 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we […]

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