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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...

Getting Through the Muck

By Taylorlyn Mehnert, MusicWorx Intern When we experience something difficult, we often need to do a little “self care” - go home, take a bubble bath, and eat some chocolate. But recently I realized that, apparently, chocolate is not going to fix the long term...

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...

Practicing What We Preach

Analysing Music Therapist’s Use of Music For Leisure By Anne Delleman, MusicWorx Intern Last week, a client insisted that I play them my favorite song, and I realized I couldn’t. In fact, I couldn’t play a single song by any of the artists I listen...

Action Cures Fear

By Lindsy Lev, MusicWorx Intern My mother and I in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I Am A Central American Migrant Granted, I am a very privileged Central American migrant. I was born in Costa Rica with dual citizenship, and had the luxury of traveling extensively with my...

Posturing For the New Music Therapist

By Anne Delleman, MusicWorx Intern A young professional can easily feel unqualified in the field of music therapy, where experience is given significant weight. This lack in confidence may limit a beginning music therapist from acting as mover or influencer within the profession. Becoming aware...

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...

Beginner’s Mandala Manual

By Sarah Murrin, MusicWorx Intern The mandala is an intricate tool that has rich meaning and history. One of the most cherished visual objects in Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala's purpose is to assist the transformation from ordinary minds into enlightened ones and to support the...