[PsychToday] The Legacy of Pete Seeger: A Music Therapist’s Perspective

January 31, 2014
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The world lost an amazing human being this week. Pete Seeger has been called many things: a singer, a banjo player, a songwriter, an activist, a troubadour, a folk singer, “un-American,” a teacher, a champion. His legacy and mark on the world will undoubtably continue for many years…Read more.
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[#MTAdvocacy Press Release] Setting the Record Straight: What Music Therapy Is and Is Not

January 30, 2014
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Last fall, I received an email Jennifer Peters, a Communications Intern for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Jennifer was working on a press release about music therapy and asked if I’d be willing to help distribute the release. She sent it to me this week and well…it fits quite nicely with this month’s Social [...]

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#MTAdvocacy: What We Are

January 23, 2014
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The second definition for “identity” in the Merriam Webster dictionary reads:
the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different than others.
This month marks the 4th annual Social Media Advocacy month, a project whereby music therapy bloggers, podcasters, tweeters, Instagramers, and Facebook users flood the online airwaves with articles, likes, and shares about music [...]

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[Guest Post] We Are…MUSIC THERAPISTS!

January 16, 2014
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When I started my career as a music therapist in 1983, it was not uncommon for me to describe my profession by comparing it to other professions which were more well-known. If people gave me a puzzled look after I proudly stated, “I use music to change behaviors,” I would add, “Music therapy is like [...]

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Mommy Monday: 5 Strategies That Helped My Kids Survive Our Long Six-Month Transition

January 13, 2014
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During my first visit to the UU church in Miami last week, the reverend began her sermon by saying, “We have arrived!”
Given that this was the first Sunday of 2014, she was obviously talking about arriving to a new year. But my husband and I looked at each other and laughed, because her sentence meant [...]

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[Guest Post] Welcome to 2014: Declaring Our Independence

January 9, 2014
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January is Social Media Advocacy Month for the music therapy community. This year’s theme is “We are…” so join us as we celebrate our identity as a distinct and unique profession! This week I invite you to read what my fellow CBMT colleague and friend Dr. Dena Register has to say about declaring our independence [...]

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2014 Social Media Advocacy Month Kickoff

January 2, 2014
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Today marks the start of one of my favorite times of year: it’s Social Media Advocacy Month! For the past 4 years, music therapy bloggers and podcasters have banded together throughout the month of January to talk, write, question, share, and advocate for music therapy. This project is part of the collaborative AMTA/CBMT State Recognition [...]

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2013: A Year in Review

December 27, 2013
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2013 is rapidly coming to a close. As the year ends, it is customary to take a moment and reflect on what has transpired. In that spirit, I invite you to join me as I share with you a look back on 2013 through the eyes of the Music Therapy Maven.
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Happy Holidays! From My Family to Yours

December 18, 2013

This year marks the 5th anniversary of our annual Moore Holiday Video Card. Wishing you and yours a joyful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!

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