re: VISIONing Music Therapy

January 27, 2015
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Welcome to the Music Therapy Maven! I am so happy you are here. If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to this blog so you can get new articles easily. And don’t forget to join the conversation by commenting on the posts or by contacting me directly. Thanks for visiting!Wow, what a month! […]

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5 Years of the Social Media Advocacy Project: A Look Back

January 4, 2015
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January marks one of my favorite months of the year—the annual Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy project! The 2015 project marks a particularly special event. Not only are we celebrating this being the 5th annual Social Media Advocacy month, but it coincides with the much-anticipated launch of the Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) document […]

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[VIDEO] Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2014

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

December 21, 2014
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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

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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.
Halloween has all the markers of […]

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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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