Shout-Out! The Music Therapy Round Table

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Shout-Out! to the Music Therapy Round Table. Thank you Michelle Erfurt, Matt Logan, Kimberly Sena Moore, and Rachel Rambach for your great insights and delightful discussions. With over 75 podcasts on a great variety of important and interesting topics, your passion and dedication continues to produce some awesome listening material. Check out these easy-to-listen podcast episodes covering music therapy advocacy, grant writing, private practice, clinical work, internships, musicianship, interviews, and so much more.

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Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability


To let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen … to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, “Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?” just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, “I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.” And the last, which I think is probably the most important, is to believe that we’re enough.Because when we work from a place, I believe, that says, ‘I’m enough, then we stop screaming and start listening, we’re kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we’re kinder and gentler to ourselves.”

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Shout-Out! The George Center, Inc.’s 2016 Advocacy Video

The George Center, Inc. advocates Music Therapy through this awesome a cappella piggyback of Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke.” YES. THANK YOU! Enjoy their video below, or find it here on their blog.

The George Center, Inc. credits, “Definition of music therapy and state recognition rationale courtesy of the Certification Board for Music Therapists and the American Music Therapy Association. Special thanks to Ross van Zyl and Jordan van Zyl (recording and mix), and Tasia Carter (editing),” and ensures, “All images and video were used with permission.”

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Music Therapy!

Thank you #FLMusicTherapy task force for this great #mtadvocacy video! Quoted from the YouTube posting: “Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) along with clients, supervisors, facility partners, families, and other community members are advocating for state recognition of the MT-BC credential through the form of a music therapy registry. Currently under review by the Florida House of Representatives (House Bill 571) and Senate (Senate Bill 204), music therapy registry would protect clients from harm that can occur, intentionally or not, when untrained professionals use music interventions with a variety of populations. This also has the potential to increase client access to services through grants and other funding through the state and local government. Finally, the registry will ensure that all board-certified music therapists (MT-BC) will have to be listed on the Florida registry before providing music therapy services across the state.

“To learn more about music therapy, for help contacting your legislators, or for any other questions please contact the Florida Music Therapy Task Force at FLMusicTherapyTF@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @FLMTTaskForce
Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FLMTGovRel

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Résumé… or Eulogy?

David Brooks, a well-known author and cultural/political commentator, powerfully asks, “Should you live for your résumé… or your eulogy?” This brief TED talk elaborates on the qualities and merits of both résumé and eulogy virtues. Which aspects of each do you prioritize, and how do you find a balance? What success is possible when you build on your strengths, and what benefits only arise from confronting your shortcomings?

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