Episode 53: Communication Etiquette 101

by MTRT on April 8, 2014

Communication Etiquette for Music Therapists

Communication with our clients is at the core of what we do as music therapists. We’re constantly working on ways to improve how we communicate during sessions in order to be more effective therapists, but what about OUTSIDE of our sessions? Beyond our clients, we must also communicate with their families, other service providers, our colleagues, administrators, potential employers, and the list goes on.

In this episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we’ll be discussing our tips for communication etiquette with anyone who crosses our path professionally.

Items mentioned in the episode

  • [RESOURCE] Chordify – a free online music service that transforms music from YouTube, SoundCloud or your private collection, into chords.
  • [RESOURCE] MichellErfurt.com – Michelle’s new website, replacing The Music Therapy Tween.
  • [ANNOUNCEMENT] We want to give a special thank you to the supporters of Music Therapy Pro. These supporters give discounts to all Music Therapy Pro members:
  • [SUNDAY SUCCESS] This month’s Sunday Success goes to Darcy Libscomb, who just recently released a brand new course on MusicTherapyEd.com. The course is called Zero to Full Time: Clinic Spaces with Darcy Lipscomb, MT-BC. This is an endeavor that several of our Pro members are currently pursuing, so thank you, Darcy, for sharing your experience and expert advice!

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Episode 52: The Art of Processing

by MTRT on March 11, 2014

ArtOfProcessingBadgeThe usual steps a therapist takes with a client are: assessment, treatment planning, conducting the session, recording results… and repeat.    Processing the session, and looking at interactions that happen within the session, are a way for the therapist to learn more about the client, about themselves and about the role that music is playing in their client’s treatment. In this episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we will discuss the concept and importance of processing sessions.

Items mentioned in the episode

  • [RESOURCE] Professional Supervision with Roia Rafieyan
  • [RESOURCE]  Zite – An app that finds online articles for you!
  • [ANNOUNCEMENT] We want to give a special thank you to the supporters of Music Therapy Pro. These supporters give discounts to all Music Therapy Pro members:
  • [SUNDAY SUCCESS] This month’s Sunday Success goes to JoAnn Jordan. She says “An administrator at a local nursing home that refused to meet with me a couple years ago stating they didn’t have the money, emailed me this week after the local newspaper ran an article about me. I’ll be meeting with her this coming Friday to discuss programing options. So, I’m busy prepping for the week AND the meeting with her.” Congratulations JoAnn! It’s amazing what a little press can do!

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Episode 51: Lullabies, Gigs, and Changes (A Conversation with Music Therapist Matt Logan)

February 11, 2014

This 51st episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we are excited to invite music therapist Matt Logan to the show. Matt earned two degrees in music therapy from the University of Iowa before moving to the San Francisco Bay area, where he currently works at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Matt is also the brains […]

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Episode 50: {Social Media Advocacy Month} A Behind-the-Scenes Interview

January 14, 2014

The first podcast of each year is dedicated to Social Media Advocacy Month, and 2014 is no exception. For the past 4 years, music therapy bloggers and podcasters have banded together throughout the month of January to talk, write, question, share, and advocate for music therapy. This project is part of the collaborative AMTA/CBMT State […]

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Episode 49: AMTA National Conference 2013 Recap

December 10, 2013

This November marked the 15th National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association (or AMTA for short). It was by far, the best National conference to date. In this 49th episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we will be sharing our personal conference experiences with you. AND, we have a BONUS podcast with […]

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Episode 48: A Conversation with Documentary Filmaker Michael Ricucci

November 12, 2013

The music therapy profession has received a fair amount of media coverage over the past several years, from news spots on music therapy and rehabilitation to the publication of a book by New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult to it being highlighted in the 2011 movie “The Music Never Stopped.” Now, this positive trend […]

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