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[VIDEO] Happy Holidays!

by Kimberly on December 22, 2014 · 0 comments

From my family to yours, have a joyful holiday and a very happy New Year!

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[PsychToday] 51 Ways to a Greater Musical You

by Kimberly on December 21, 2014 · 0 comments

We may not be past the major December holidays, yet, but the new year will be here in a flash. And with the new year comes . . . resolutions. Tis (almost) the season for making changes and creating your life how you’d like it to look . . . Read more.
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[PsychToday] Music and the Shopper

December 3, 2014
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It seems like a tradition, now, one that begins slightly before Halloween. I read it in Facebook status updates, hear it from my friends, even catch myself thinking it. “It” is the annual I-can’t-believe-I’m-hearing-Christmas-music-in-the-stores-already complaint that begins right around mid-October and continues through Thanksgiving…Read more (Image courtesy of photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
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On Reflective Practice

November 20, 2014
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about reflective practice. Perhaps you think this is due to next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, a time intended for us to gather with family and friends and reflect back on all we are thankful for. It could be…but in this case my thinking on reflective practice is more due to [...]

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[PsychToday] 10 Eclectic Halloween Songs

October 29, 2014
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The holiday season is about to unofficially commence as millions of children dress up as their favorite princess, super-hero, cartoon character, or animal. Once appropriately attired, they will travel door-to-door—or in my case in urban Miami, store-to-store at the outdoor mall—collecting mouthfuls of candy to stuff into plastic orange pumpkins.
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How My Elementary School Teacher Helped Me Explain Data Collection Development

October 9, 2014
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Data collection seems to be a pervasive challenge for the music therapy student, intern, and even clinician. Whether it’s for a music therapy assessment, a regular music therapy session, or a periodic evaluation process, it can be difficult to collect client information in a meaningful and functional way that allows for accuracy, some level of [...]

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[PsychToday] 5 Intrinsic Perks of Music

September 17, 2014
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There is mounting evidence that music training benefits skills and areas that are non-musical in nature. Musicians tend to score higher on verbal and math tests. There are differences in the motor and sensory processing areas of a musician’s brain. Musicians also have greater aural acuity, meaning they can more accurately process pitch. Plus the [...]

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Starting a Private Practice: Yay or Nay?

August 27, 2014
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In this first week of my tenure as a full-fledged professor, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my time in private practice. In some ways this seems fitting as until this week I have never held a full-time position as an employee.
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