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The 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 place?

In this episode 66 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we are going to talk about music therapy within the hospital environment including where you’ll find a music therapist working, what you may see them doing, and how this treatment benefits clients.

Show Notes

    • A video from Matt’s workplace:

Cool Resources

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Rachel has a new songbook Ring, Sing, Strum and Drum! Find it here.

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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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What do you think? We always welcome comments and questions. Simply fill out the comment field below to let us know what you think.

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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 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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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

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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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