Clinical Music Therapy

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...

Song-Aid Kit

By Danielle Angeloni, MusicWorx Intern Who would have thought that out from the depths of my childhood closet, analyzing Green Day song lyrics, would grow a passion great enough to inspire a career in music therapy? Swimming in teenage angst, I knew two things for...

How to Rock DIR®Floortime™ – Anywhere

By Audrey Weatherstone, MusicWorx Intern I am fortunate to have a music therapy internship with a wide variety of populations and settings. Over the past several months, I have worked with pediatrics, older adults and hospice, mental health groups with adolescents, children with developmental disabilities,...

DIR®/Floortime™ is the New Black

By Sarah Murrin, MusicWorx Intern Throughout internship, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work alongside my incredible supervisor, Maureen “Mo” Dinsmore, in individual and group music therapy sessions with children, teens, and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Mo is a Neurologic Music Therapist who...

How to Rock DIR®/Floortime™

By Maureen Dinsmore, M.A., MT-BC, MusicWorx Staff I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges, with an emphasis on persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for over fifteen years. These amazing people have forever inspired me to tailor my approach...

15 Songs in Spanish for Music Therapy

By Lindsy Lev, MusicWorx Intern ¡Hola gente! Since writing my first blog post for MusicWorx, music therapists, students, and fellow interns have asked me, “What are the go-to songs you need to know for working with Spanish speaking clients in music therapy?” I need to...