Clinical Music Therapy

What is the future of music therapy?

By Marielle Sheppel, Intern #119 Advances in research and technology are linking music experiences to actual biological responses in the brain and body, validating our field and providing explanation for treatment. At the MusicWorx internship, we work primarily in the medical setting and I find…

Future of Music Therapy

The Future of Music Therapy

By Anna Smith To quote our well revered director, “Your future success in Music Therapy is all about posturing.  How you present yourself, knowing your market, knowing what you have to offer, and being persistent.” And as young professionals in this booming field, our posture…

Reaching For a New Approach: The Music Therapy Applications of Sansulas and Kalimbas

Source: Therapy Times   Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. The music therapy field is continually adapting new music, interventions, and instruments to provide therapeutic…

The Power of Music

Publication: Inside Scripps   “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” –J.K. Rowling Margaret Speyer is an oncology patient at Scripps La Jolla and has been in the hospital for almost three weeks. On this day, she is recovering from recent chemotherapy treatment and…

Campus Spotlight: Music Therapy

Publication: Around La Jolla Author / Writer: Barbara Reuer, PhD, NMT–F, MT–BC   As many people know, music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music could heal both the body and the soul. And, Native Americans have used singing…

Healing with Music

Publication: Caring Today: Practical Advice for the Family Caregiver Author / Writer: Deborah Harkins   What balm can doctors or caregivers offer a human being whose life has been derailed by a devastating impairment—dementia, say, or a crippling accident, or paralysis, or the loss of the ability…