In this episode 69 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we welcome AMTA senior advisor Barb Else to the podcast to talk about a new AMTA initiative called Music Therapy Research 2025, or MTR 2025.

Barb is a music therapist with considerable experience in hospital and community-based settings, as well as a researcher in health policy and economics. Her main clinical focus is in wellness and mental health. Barb was recipient of a post-graduate Presidential fellowship working at the U.S. Public Health Service as a Project Office and Health Science Administrator. In addition to maintaining a part-time clinical practice in Tucson, Arizona, Barb works as a consultant for AMTA supporting strategic and special projects.

Keep listening to learn more about the future of music therapy research.

Show Notes

Hinds, P.S., Britton, D.R., Coleman, L., Engh, Humbel, T.K., Keller, S., Kelly, K.P., Menard, J., Lee, M.A., Roberts-Turner, R., & Walczak, D. (2015). Creating a career legacy map to help assure meaning work in nursing. Nursing Outlook, 63(2), 211-8. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.08.002

Abstract
When nurses declare a professional legacy (or what they intend to be better in health care because of their efforts), they are likely to maintain a focus on achieving their legacy and to experience meaning in the process. We depict the legacy and involved steps in creating a legacy map, which is a concrete guide forward to intended career outcomes. Informed by the “meaningful work” literature, we describe a legacy map, its function, the process to create one, and the application of a legacy map to guide careers. We also describe an administrative benefit of the legacy map-the map can be used by team leaders and members to secure needed resources and opportunities to support the desired legacy of team members. Legacy mapping can be a self-use career guidance tool for nurses and other health care professionals or a tool that links the career efforts of a team member with the career support efforts of a team leader.

Robb, S. L., Burns, D. S., & Carpenter, J. S. (2011). Reporting Guidelines for Music-based Interventions. Music and Medicine, 3(4), 271-279.

Abstract
Music-based interventions are used to address a variety of problems experienced by individuals across the developmental lifespan (infants to elderly adults). In order to improve the transparency and specificity of reporting music-based interventions, a set of specific reporting guidelines is recommended. Recommendations pertain to reporting seven different components of music-based interventions including intervention theory, intervention content, intervention delivery schedule, interventionist, treatment fidelity, setting, and unit of delivery. Recommendations are intended to support CONSORT and TREND statements for transparent reporting of interventions while taking into account the variety, complexity, and uniqueness of music-based interventions.

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Episode 68: An Episode of Small Talk

by MTRT on July 21, 2015

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In this episode 68 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming and dedicate the entire episode to . . . small talk. Join us as we take a moment to get caught up on the major changes and transitions happening in our lives.

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Episode 67: Music Therapy Gear

June 9, 2015

Every craftsman (or woman) has his or her tools. A carpenter has his saws and drill bits. A surgeon – her forceps and scalpels. A gardener has her spade and pruner. In many trades and professions, the tools become personal to the ones using them. You know what I mean when I mention that favorite […]

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Episode 66: Music Therapy In The Medical Setting

May 12, 2015

Photo credit: MGDboston from morguefile.comThe 2013 AMTA Member Survey & Workforce Analysis reports that 12% of their members work within the medical/surgical population. This turns out to be the third most popular population you will find a music therapist working. How is music therapy being used with hospitalized patients and what kind of results take […]

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Episode 65: The Transition from Intern to Professional

April 10, 2015

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 […]

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Episode 64: An Episode on Music Therapy Research

March 24, 2015

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 […]

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