16. A Journey Through Burnout: Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC (part 1)

In this episode, Ami shares her personal journey through burnout and how it inspired her to create resources and support systems for other professionals.

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Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute and is a board-certified music therapist. Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout, and has presented on self-care and burnout at international events and conferences. Ami has been a board-certified music therapist since 2006, and runs a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in mental health, trauma, and addictions treatment. Ami also teaches as a lecturer at UCLA and is an adjunct graduate faculty member at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Ami is the author of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists, and the creator and facilitator of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Program, a 31 CMTE credit online program that guides professionals out of burnout and stress cycles through research-based self-care practices.

Ami’s websites: Harmony Resource and Self Care Institute

Ami on Facebook and Instagram

Check out Self Care Community on Facebook, Self Care Institute on Facebook, The Harmony Resource on Facebook

Resilience Over Burnout: Course, Book

The Harmony Handbook

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

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15. Balancing RBT and MT: Stephanie Harris, MA, MT-BC, RBT and Janet Herington, MT-BC, RBT

In this episode, Stephanie and Janet talk about balancing their MT and RBT trainings. We discuss balancing the two practices, how they overlap, controversial aspects of combining them, and intervention ideas.

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Stephanie Harris, MA, MT-BC, RBT received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Ohio University and her Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Stephanie joined BSI in 2004 and is a Board Certified Music Therapist. As BSI’s Director of Music Therapy, she oversees all aspects of the music therapy program. Stephanie has completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy and has worked with geriatric populations, with a focus on issues associated with dementia. She is also certified as a Registered Behavior Technician. Stephanie is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and served as the treasurer for the Great Lakes Region. Stephanie also serves as an adjunct instructor of music therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. sharris@behaviorspecialists.net

Janet Herington, MT-BC, RBT obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology from Marywood University. During her internship at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Janet worked with adults in various units including Antepartum, Med/Surg, Oncology, ICU, acute inpatient psych, and the rehabilitation unit as well as at an outpatient facility to support patients with Parkinson’s disease. Janet joined the BSI team in January of 2018 as a Board-Certified Music Therapist, and became an RBT that spring. herington.janet@gmail.com

Behavior Specialists of Indiana: they’re hiring! (Facebook page)

Learning Resources: “for materials to enhance sessions… these materials are especially useful for grabbing quickly during assessment before having a chance to truly individualize session materials, and also to use to determine motivating/reinforcing preferences.” -Stephanie

Behavior Analysis Certification Board

Neurodiversity for Music Therapists Facebook group

Child Life

Hannah’s Hope

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14. Music Therapy Fellowship: Nicole Polara, MT-BC

In this episode, Nicole tells about the opportunities fellowship offers and about her own experiences as a Music Therapy fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Check Nicole out on Facebook or by email (npolara3@gmail.com)

Nicole’s music on iTunes and Spotify!

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13. Incorporating Visuals and Props: Marie Miller, MT-BC

In this episode, Marie talks about how she designs and incorporates visuals/props into her sessions. She also shares her unique insights about what to keep in mind when designing and facilitating a session for kids with ASD.

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Marie Miller is a neurologic music therapist specializing in work with children with speech, communication and motor challenges.  She owns and operates Rhythm and Strings Music Therapy in Southern Maine and is passionate about creating a rich, multi-sensory program to enhance growth and learning. 

Marie’s website, Facebook, instagram, YouTube!

ShutterStock

Matilda the Gorilla by Mary Rice Hopkins

Something in My Shoe by Raffi

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12. Being Married to Your Purpose: Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

In this episode, Kat and Tricia discuss Kat’s vision and process for creating Music Therapy Ed. Kat shares personal stories from her journey and encouragement for other’s seeking to create something new.

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Kat Fulton is a passionate speaker and advocate for music therapy. She’s been quoted in major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, HuffPo, and Epoch Times. She’s the founder of the premier site for music therapy continuing education MusicTherapyEd.com.

Music Therapy Ed. on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

Strengths Finder

Rachel Rambach, MM, MTBC (check out Rachel’s episode!)

Kimberly Sena Moore, MT-BC

The Drumify™ Dances for Older Adults DVD

I am Light – India Arie

Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA

Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BC

info@musictherapyed.com goes to Brandy

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11. “My last name changed. Here’s why.”: Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC

In this episode, Rachelle shares the story of leaving her abusive marriage. This episode is intended to be supportive and informative to those who resonate with this topic. Rachelle also shares clinical insight regarding how this experience has impacted her professional practice. Anyone in need of support or further conversation around the topics discussed in this episode is welcome to contact Rachelle via the links below or use the Music Therapy Chronicles Facebook group.

Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC is the founder of Soundscaping Source, where her mission is to bring meaningful music experiences to older adults and their caregivers, all the way to the end of life. Rachelle has been in clinical practice as a music therapist since 2004, and she maintains a private practice in Kansas City, where her team serves older adults in senior living and hospice. Rachelle is on the faculty of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and is in demand as a speaker, consultant, and staff trainer on topics related to music and eldercare. She is passionate about empowering music therapists in their work with older adults and as business owners. Check out SoundscapingSource.com to learn how to get Rachelle’s help as a mentor, and find a ton of great resources on music with older adults.

Find Rachelle online!

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Youtube

Other resources Mentioned:

Pod Save the People

Code Switch

10. From High School Student to New Professional: Kelsey Tucker, MT-BC, CDP

In this episode, Kelsey and Tricia talk about Kelsey’s recent transitions from High School, to College, to Internship, to new professional. Kelsey opens up about moving away from home, making friends, and searching for the right professional position. This is a great episode for any current students, but also touches on important things to keep in mind during any transitions in our lives.

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Kelsey has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Marywood University. She is a board-certified music therapist, a certified dementia practitioner, and works for a non-profit organization called The Tutti Ensemble. Kelsey just moved to Maryland in May to begin her first full-time position as a Music Therapist working in geriatrics. She hopes that talking about these transitions in a music therapist’s life will help those going through them understand that there is a music therapy community here to support them. 

email: ktuckermt@gmail.com

Annie’s Song by John Denver

BookBub for eBooks

Job Search Resources:

Indeed.com

LinkedIn.com

glassdoor.com

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9. The 4 Pillars of Success and Empowerment: Ryan Judd, MA, MT-BC

In this episode, Ryan and Tricia discuss Ryan’s entrepreneurial journey and his 4 Pillars of Success and Empowerment.

Ryan has a master’s degree in psychology and music therapy from one of the top contemplative education schools in the country. He is a board-certified music therapist, director of The Rhythm Tree, LLC and has been specializing in helping people with special needs for more than 19 years. The results he’s achieved from integrating music and therapy are powerful and his work has been featured on ABC World News Tonight and other national news outlets. Ryan’s mission is to elevate individuals with special needs to new heights developmentally, emotionally and expressively. His passion extends beyond the face-to-face work that he does and he has created a product line of DVDs, CDs and video courses to help those in the special needs community.  In addition, he composes and produces instrumental guitar music and nature recordings for well-being. His unique background as a music therapist and award-winning fingerstyle guitarist has given him the tools to help people through the power of music.

Rhythm Tree

Youtube

Ryan Judd Music

Restful Sounds

On Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Pandora

Resources mentioned:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Kat Fulton and Guitar Skills 101 on Music Therapy Ed.

Suze Orman

Darren Hardy‘s The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and Sunday Planning System

Jim Rohn

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8. Learning Literacy through Music: Kathy Schumacher, MT-BC, WMTR

In this episode, Kathy and Tricia talk about some things to keep in mind when billing for MT services, as well as Kathy’s experiences using music to help teach literacy.

Kathy Schumacher is a board certified music therapist, a mom to three children, and a lifelong learner with a pile to read in every room. She has worked in private practice the majority of her 23 year career and has developed a specialty area of literacy and math tutoring through music. Kathy loves to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to learn, using music to motivate and prime the brain for success. She also enjoys teaching early childhood music classes and has self-published several books. Kathy lives near Oshkosh, WI where she tends a large garden every summer and enjoys camping with her family—usually in the backyard. In her spare time, Kathy blogs at www.TunefulTeaching.com.

Website with resources mentioned

Email: kathy@tunefulteaching.com

Other podcasts mentioned:

Music Therapy Hour

Clinical BOPulations

Never Mind Who Listens

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7. Rhythmic Motor Movements and the Brain: Cacia King, MT-BC

In this episode, Cacia and Tricia discuss Cacia’s research about the effects of rhythmic motor movements on cognition. *Spoiler Alert* They have a positive impact!

Cacia King is a board certified music therapist who practices in NH. She loves working with children with special needs and has a passion for music therapy research. Cacia hopes to inspire those she works with and fellow music therapists with her passion, and further advocate for the profession everyday she goes to work. 

The King Sisters on Facebook and Instagram

Some of Cacia’s blog posts on Listen and Learn Music: Greatest Hits of the School Year, Creating Adaptations to Suit Your Needs, and Using the Ocean Drum in Music Therapy.

Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC: Music for Kiddos

Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC: Listen and Learn Music: The Warm-Up Song

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