Tonight I am going to see Ben Folds perform! Beyond his great music, many music therapists love his understanding of and advocacy for music therapy. Back in January of 2013, Ben said, “I’m not a Music Therapist but I believe in it strongly enough to … Continue readingBen Folds
In honor of Music Therapy Advocacy Month, Dr. Dena Register asks, “Are you a Connector, Reflector, or Director?“ Know thyself better, then apply your unique perspectives and skills to advance the field of Music Therapy! Connectors seek to understand people’s interests and motivations in order … Continue readingConnector, Reflector, or Director?
Music Therapy is the specialized application of evidence-based music interventions to accomplish non-musical objectives through a therapeutic relationship with a Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC). Whereas “music medicine” is the use of passive music listening in waiting rooms, surgery centers, emergency departments, and other … Continue readingDid Your Hospital Make the 2015 Honor Roll?
Discipline is a process whereby certain relationships (cause-and-effect associations) are established. It is a way of behaving, conducive to productive ends. First, it must be taught (through consistency and contingencies); secondly, it must be learned (i.e., internalized) (Madsen & Madsen, 1998, p. 5). Madsen, C. … Continue readingDiscipline
Bear in mind that we all are teachers, we all are students, and that to “transfer” is the process of moving an object, symbol, or idea from one closed system to another, when the two systems contain similar aspects or some similar relationship, yet retaining … Continue readingTransfer
What is your business’s mission statement? Your professional mission? Personal mission? Mission statements are 5 second elevator pitches. If everything your entity stands for, accomplishes, and dreams of were a dissertation, your mission statement would be the guiding thesis statement. Mission statements should highlight the … Continue readingMission Statements
“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Kimberly Sena Moore began her excellent private practice ebook with this quote from Napoleon Hill, then … Continue readingDefinite Major Purpose