Blogs

I’m Shook!

By Brian Locascio, MusicWorx Intern Colloquialisms from Meme Culture for Child-Adolescent Populations As time changes, words adapt and take on a multitude of meanings. In this same vein, new words are developed through various cultures and sub-groups within society. One of the biggest changes within...

Battling Burnout

By Arianna Monge, MusicWorx Intern “Helpers carry a heavy load, they listen, love, cry, and often go into the depths of others’ pain. They sometimes enter darkness that no person should have to step into: the darkness of the abuse of a child, of mental...

Reading, Writing, and Rapport

By Katherine Moore, MusicWorx Intern “You’re way too young to know anything about the Eagles!”  While this sentiment may be true (the Eagles were just a few decades before my time), I hear statements like these all too often in the adult medical setting. Usually,...

The Musicality of Self-Reflection

By Alicia Coleman, MusicWorx Intern One of the reasons music works as a therapy is because, in itself, it is full of reflections of human nature: our behavior, our longings, our discourse, our beauty.  When music therapists learn how to manipulate music to nourish the...

R&B Intern Takeover Podcast

By Becky Bressan and Renee De Luca In the beginning there was an idea... On a warm July night in Southern California, I sat and ate froyo with a group of fellow music therapy interns. As is common in these instances, we talked about music...

Speed Dating or Advocating?

By Renee De Luca, MusicWorx Intern Advocating to the Point of Frustration From the moment you enter your clinical workplace to the moment you return to your car, you are constantly advocating and justifying your profession. The guitar on your back turns heads in almost...

Behavior Management in Music Therapy

By Alicia Coleman, MusicWorx Intern Understanding behavior is fundamental not only to therapy, but also to live our lives and interact with others. To better understand human behavior, we examine the science of learning through the approach called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is a...

Enneagram in Music Therapy

By Renee De Luca, MusicWorx Intern Disclaimer and my perspective of personality types I am not an expert on how the enneagram works, and I do not believe that personality tests are the law. I think as individuals we grow and adapt, and the test...

Let’s Talk About Your Voice

By Becky Bressan, MusicWorx Intern “Man, I need to learn how to sing.”  My co-intern has uttered this phrase countless times over the past five months of internship. She doesn’t say this because she can’t sing, on the contrary, she has a beautiful voice. But...