ATTENTION MUSIC THERAPY STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, AND INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS!!!
Hi all, I’m looking to develop some dialogue dealing with the differences and similarities between the assessment and treatment Process. I’m particularly interested in the work phase protocols and procedures that MTs are employing in their work and how these change during assessment and then treatment.
I understand that for most or some MTs these processes may be an intuitive process. That’s what has guided my work process for many years until becoming an MT educator and clinical supervisor. Thus, I have always found it challenging to teach music therapy students this process of understanding, clinically, the difference in the work phases between assessment and treatment; and have found, for the most part, that they (students) grasp the concepts intellectually, however, at times , difficult for them to translate this into clinic practice. Thus, I’m posting these questions through the lens of an educator/supervisor. Hence, I’m looking to see how others manage this process and how they articulate it with their students and/or MT students.
I have found that, for some experienced clinicians, including myself, the process of understanding and conceptualizing these processes are reversed. We can act it out clinically in a relatively fluid and “easy” manner when working with the client, but may have difficultly breaking it down and articulating it to a student or new MT I terms of the dynamics, process, perspective, and action.
I would love to see what others think on these teaching and supervising challenges. I would love to hear from MT STUDENTS!
All the best,
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