Self Care

Episode 70: What We’re Reading

by MTRT on September 28, 2015

As hard as it can be to fit reading into our busy schedules, it’s a great form of both personal development and self-care. We’re always looking for book recommendations ourselves, so we thought we’d help you expand your reading list. In this episode 70 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, the four of us […]

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Episode 68: An Episode of Small Talk

by MTRT on July 21, 2015

Photo credit: Image courtesy of nenetus at 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 […]


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 […]


Episode 52: The Art of Processing

by MTRT on March 11, 2014

The 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 […]

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In Episode 44 of this podcast, we discussed how to handle professional downtime: that is, when personal obligations and situations make it necessary for our work to take a backseat. But once that downtime comes to an end, how do we go about re-entering the working world as music therapists? In Episode 47 of the […]


As dedicated as we are to our careers as music therapists, there are times in our lives when personal obligations and situations cause our work to take a backseat. Professional downtime, as we call it, can be frustrating and difficult, especially when it comes to staying connected to the field. In episode 44 of the […]