Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 3, 2011 - Evidence-Based Practice

Evidenced-based practice is a buzz word being used in most health and education fields. But what is it and how is it used in music therapy? Where did it come from? If we aren't doing evidence-based practice, then what are we doing? These and other questions will be the topic of the show today and I'll also offer some questions you can ask your music therapist, health professional or educator to find out about the evidence that supports the treatment or educational plan. I'll also talk about how to make your practice evidence-based.

Listen LIVE at noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific. Call in to listen or join the discussion at 646-652-2850. Missed the live show? Listen to the archives or download on iTunes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 20, 2011 - Developing Music Therapy Goals for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Dorita Berger is my guest this week to discuss Developing Music Therapy Goals for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She has done many presentations and research on tempo-based music treatment for people with ASD.

Dorita S. Berger, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, is a concert pianist, educator, Board Certified music therapist, and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.A., Pittsburgh, PA) , New York University (M.A., New York, NY), and Roehampton University (PhD., London, UK), with additional piano performance training at The Juilliard Conservatory in New York City, Dr. Berger is an international lecturer and consultant on music therapy and physiologic function, and has served on faculties of several Universities.

Dr. Berger was recently awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to the Ukraine to lecture on Music Therapy. In addition to several journal articles and a book chapter, her published
books include: Toward The Zen Of Performance (1999); Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child (2002); THE MUSIC EFFECT: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications (2006, co-authored with Dr. Daniel J. Schneck); and a chapter (10) in The Use of Creative Therapies with Autism Spectrum Disorder (S. Brooke, Ed., 2009). Additional recent activities include supervision, seminars, and presentations at International Conferences in Argentina, Italy, Canada, England, the Ukraine, and across the United States.

Dr. Berger is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Biomusical Engineering, a new on-line publication. Dr.. Berger’s expertise is in Physiologic Clinical Music Treatment for Autism, Sensory Integration, and other diagnoses for all ages, including Psychodynamic treatment for aging populations, trauma victims, and neurologic impairments due to strokes, Alzheimer’s and Dementias, and others.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 - Finding Balance

The illustrious and industrious Michelle Erfurt wrote in: "The main reason for [cutting back on my responsibilities] is for personal balance and sanity. Truth is that I have so many ideas that I think I should do them all... and I'm learning the hard way that a result of acting willy nilly like that can be overload. I've encountered the same thing with sessions as well.

This topic of 'editing yourself' is one that I wonder if other MTs would be interested in hearing about and/or gone through as well. Is this a topic that you and I could discuss on your podcast?" So this week, I'm going to discuss how to find balance and "edit yourself". Michelle called in and shared some of her strategies, I shared mine, and JoAnn Jordan shared hers in the chat room!

Listen to the archived show here or search for The Music Therapy Show in iTunes.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 6, 2011 - 1,000 Person Project

Ever schedule way too much for yourself? I did that last week, so I had to cancel the show.

But this month, I have a lot of guests and shows lined up:

  • May 6 - 1,000 Person Project
  • May 13 - Maintaining personal balance and sanity (thanks, Michelle Erfurt, for the topic idea!)
  • May 20 - Developing Music Therapy Goals and Objectives for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders with Dorita Berger
  • May 27 - I'm maintaining my personal balance and sanity by taking the day off! So no show on this day.
So this week, my guest is Anne Vitort, of www.upbeatmusictherapist.com. Anne Vitort is a board-certified music therapist and a certified teacher in the State of Washington. After years of working in business, as a Kindermusik educator, and as a stay at home mom, Anne was drawn to music therapy because it combines her love of music with her desire to be of service to those in need. She is maintaining a blog about her 1,000 person project to spread the word about music therapy in Clark County Washington by talking to 1,000 people in her community about music therapy.

Listen this week LIVE at 12 noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific. Check out the archived show here or subscribe through iTunes.