Clinical Music Therapy

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...

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,...

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...