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An Intern’s Guide to Self-Care

By Katie Rahn, MusicWorx Intern “Make sure you’re practicing good self-care!” A common phrase that we are all too familiar with, repeatedly told to us by our professors, colleagues, family members and social media… but do we know what it actually means? Self-care isn’t all...

Caring for Caregivers

By Elizabeth Mendez, MusicWorx Intern Caroline’s 28th birthday. Family, given or chosen, shapes who we are and makes sacrifices to keep us moving forward. I grew up in a family with two parents and two older sisters. My middle sister, Caroline, has Autism Spectrum Disorder,...

For Interns, By Interns

Part One: Learning From 123 of My Peers By Allison Nocita, MusicWorx Intern My vision for this project is to provide resources that will support students and help them make the most of their internship experience. Music therapy internship is a whirlwind transition from student...

Coping with Loss as a Music Therapist

By Meera Sinha, MusicWorx Intern The following blog post covers heavy topics such as experiencing cumulative grief in healthcare professions, witnessing death, and coping with loss. End-of-life music therapy Oftentimes, folks don’t realize the weight that can be involved in music therapy. We think of...

Money Money Money….in a Music Therapist’s World

By Betsy Gifford, MusicWorx Intern When I first decided to major in music therapy in college, one of the first questions my family asked me was, “Does insurance cover that?” (Cue one of the most avoided questions of my college career….)  “Uh, yeah I think...

Cultural Connections: India

By Katie Rahn, MusicWorx Intern Traveling to a different country is both a nerve-wrecking and exciting experience, filled with countless opportunities to learn… especially when you are traveling for the purpose of furthering your career and education. Through Resounding Joy, in January of 2018, I...

Advocacy ABCs…the Daily Grind

by Betsy Gifford, MusicWorx intern   “So…what is music therapy? Do you just…like…sing something and make people feel better?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard this in my internship alone, I would be able to afford all the instruments on my…