Episode 19: Investing in Professional Development

by MTRT on August 16, 2011

Investing in Professional Development

The training and professional growth necessary to become a music therapist–or any type of education and healthcare professional–doesn’t end when you receive your diploma. Investing in conferences, trainings, and other types of professional development activities is a vital part of the growth, development, and health of your professional self and, as a music therapist, helps to make sure you maintain your board certification!

In Episode #19 of the Music Therapy Round Table, we discuss the importance of professional development, plus we’ll share different ways we contribute towards our professional growth and development.

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Kat Fulton August 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

Totally relate to safety behind a computer, Michelle =) Great cast, ladies.


Rachel See Smith August 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

Great podcast, ladies!

Kimberly, I think FreshBooks is a fabulous resource (I use it, too!)

I just wanted to add that there was an article I saw via Mashable that mentioned FreshBooks along with 4 other handy business apps that music therapists may be interested in: http://mashable.com/2011/08/15/finance-management-apps/?utm_source=iphoneapp&utm_medium=rss&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=iphoneapp

Keep up the great work KMR! :)


Roxy Roth August 31, 2011 at 11:37 pm

For booking and invoicing, may I also suggest Appointy.com. Clients can book/register online and it links with paypal. You can also set it up as part of your facebook page. I luv it because it also syncs with my google calendar.

Props again to another great podcast :)


MTRT September 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

What great suggestions Roxy and Rachel–Thank you!


Yeşim Özbabacan September 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm

As I was making some investigations on the internet about where in Canada I should study Music Therapy, I came across to your website and your e-mail.

Although I searched very much to get to know which is the best university in Canada, I couldn’t find any relevant information. As for now, I know the names of the universities where Music Therapy can be studied in Canada but other than the information given in the websites of the universities, I couldn’t find any objective data comparing the ranking of these universities, or forums in which such information can be exchanged between graduates and students. For me it’s very important to get a bachelors degree and to be the graduate of a university of which diploma is regarded as highly esteemed.

I thought that maybe you could have some information to guide me or maybe you could give me some web addresses.

I would appreciate very much your help on this issue, if you could.

Thank you very much in advance,

Yours sincerely,

Yeşim Özbabacan


MTRT September 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Hello Yesim–This is Kimberly and you emailed me about the exact same topic! :) I hope my reply to you helped you meet you needs and give you some ideas. Best of luck to you as you take your next steps forward! ~Kimberly


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