Episode 54: On Treatment Termination and Closure

by MTRT on May 13, 2014

On Treatment Termination and Closure

Initiating the music therapy treatment process takes a significant amount of work involving music therapy assessment, goal setting, rapport building, and treatment planning. However, one element of the process that always happens but is not highlighted is treatment termination. This concept encompasses not only handling the logistics of ending music therapy treatment, but also the clinical finesse in providing closure for the client and yourself in a safe and effective way.

In this 54th episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we will discuss the concept of treatment termination and importance of closure.

Items mentioned in the episode

  • [RESOURCE] Patatap – a portable animation and sound kit for desktops, tablets, and mobile devices
  • [ANNOUNCEMENT] We have just launched our FIFTH 3-hour CMTE course that will be available to Music Therapy Pro community members at no additional charge. Learn more at www.musictherapypro.com
  • [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 our own Kimberly Sena Moore, who is celebrating several professional accomplishments. First, her dissertation research got approved by the UMKC Internal Review Board (IRB), which brings her one-step closer to finishing her dissertation and ultimately her Ph.D. degree. Second, Kimberly recently accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor-in-Practice at the University of Miami. She starts teaching future music therapists in the fall. Congratulations Kimberly!

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Owain Clarke May 14, 2014 at 12:59 am

I really like your podcast except for one thing. The loud laughter every few seconds really spoils it. It’s good that you’re not being too serious, but honestly it’s really disconcerting and makes me feel shut out, especially when the laughter is right into the microphone. Please be a bit more sensitive about the listener!

Thank you, and sorry to be critical :(


Chris Millett July 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Hi MT Round table crew!

First, I just want to say that I love the series and that I appreciate the work and advocacy you all do!

Second, I am having a bit of a technology issue and I was wondering if you all can help. I have recently started using the podcast app on my iphone to listen remotely while I’m commuting for work and I noticed that your podcast only goes back to episode 46 on the app. Are the older ones available on the app and I am just not accessing them correctly, or are they not available? If not, what do you suggest is the best way for me to get the episodes downloaded so I can listen to them on the drive?

Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing back from you all! As a guy MT I also enjoy the addition of Matt to your team!

Chris Millett


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