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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...

Impostor Syndrome

By Becky Bressan, MusicWorx Intern Just imagine... You walk out of an interview, and you’re sure that you tanked it. Every single thing you could have said wrong, you did. Oh, and the interviewer’s face; they must think that you’re such an idiot, bringing up...

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...

Music Therapist? Or Glorified Performer?

By Becky Bressan, MusicWorx Intern When I tell someone that I work in the field of music therapy, one of the most exciting things that can happen to me is that person’s eyes lighting up in recognition. You know, that look that says “Ah yes!...