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A Day in the Life: Junior Interns

As a music therapist, selecting your internship site is a big deal. It often involves moving to a new city and, for the first time, you’re immersed every day in your chosen career field. At MusicWorx, we started the first internship program in San Diego…

SD Parkinsons Association Fights For Survival

Original Article Written by Paul Sisson at San Diego Union Tribune. Click Here to View Article > A financial collapse is threatening the survival of the Parkinson’s Association in San Diego, which has spent the past 27 years helping thousands of people cope with the…

Successes | 2016 Music Therapist Testimony

“It has been an honor to work with Ben as his music therapist for the past seven years, 2009- 2016. During this time that Ben and I have worked together in music therapy, Ben has fulfilled many clinical and personal goals including: the transitioning from…

Successes | Rett Syndrome Treatment Session

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Rett Syndrome Patient: DV, female, age 16 Therapy Setting: Public school setting Intervention Type: Individual Intervention Method: Improvisational music-making, movement Academic Goals: Assigned-task focus, instruction following, task-to-task transition Motor Goals: Sensory awareness, find and gross motor skills Social Goals: Interpersonal…

Successes | Coronary Bypass Treatment Session

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Coronary bypass Patient: JJ, female, age 65 Therapy Setting: Medical setting Intervention Type: Individual Intervention Method: Meditative music-making, relaxation Therapeutic Goals: Relaxation, social support JJ had heard about music therapy and specifically requested a visit before she left the hospital….

Successes | Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Sessions

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Traumatic brain injury, visual impairment Patient: Ben, male, age 29 Therapy Setting: Residential rehabilitation center Intervention Type: Individual Intervention Method: Lyric analysis, songwriting, therapeutic singing Academic Goals: Cognitive sustainability, memory recall Motor Goals: Balance, breath support, right- and left-hand coordination…

Assignment Highlight | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Patient: DM, female, 60s Therapy Setting: Medical facility Intervention Type: Individual DM’s diagnosis required precautions: gloves, mask, and gown. Upon entry of the music therapist and interns, DM was sitting on her bed. She was extremely…