I'm lucky to have lengthy conversations with podcast guests about a variety of topics. Off air, with guest Dr. Betsey King, I was able to pick her brain about people looking for guidance with academic writing. She gave me several tips and I was so frustrated that I hadn't recorded them, that I made sure … Continue reading TT5: Clinical and Academic Writing
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Check out the episode! In this episode, Kirsten discusses her current work with children and adults. She dives deep into the importance and nuances of the therapeutic relationship, sharing thoughts on authenticity and therapist-as-self. Take a listen to jump down a few rabbit holes and gain amazing insight into the world of play therapy. Kirsten … Continue reading #7- Trauma, Relationship, and Exploration in Play Therapy with Kirsten Goffena, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
Besides that I am a HUGE Joni Mitchell fan.....I felt thankful for the clouds today. I live in Denver, where it is sunny 300 days out of the year. And honestly after living here, I think it might be more. BUT. Today was the first day of fall that was cloudy, misty, and foggy. I … Continue reading Thankful For Clouds…..
Check Out The Episode! In this episode, Mika discusses her journey to becoming an art therapist, her creative endeavors using nature within therapy, and her current blossoming private practice in New York State. She talks about thinking outside of the box as a therapist and the importance of grounding in the body. Take a listen … Continue reading Episode #4- Mika McLane, MPC, ATR, LCAT, CCLS
Check Out The Episode! Welcome to the first minisode! In this short episode, I discuss the Tuesday Top Five: Elements of Notes. You can find this on my blog as well here. I dive into why I created this simple method for taking notes and give some examples of what this looks like. This has helped … Continue reading Minisode #1- TT5: Elements of Notes!
I'm going to say it again, Teachers Pay Teachers is an absolute lifesaver! I was chatting with one of my friends who is a high school English teacher and she just hopped on the TPT bandwagon. She said to me "I spent thirty minutes trying to figure out margins for some visual, and then realized … Continue reading Solution-Focused Intervention Ideas
THE THEORY (I'll do my best to keep it interesting!) Tracking is one of biggest aspects that I try to keep in the forefront of my mind when using play therapy techniques in music therapy. My goal is to be sort of a "narrator" and reflect the content of what the client is doing with … Continue reading Tracking in Child-Centered Music Therapy, Post #2
Again Target. You've done it again. I've had this dice for quite some time but am just starting to unlock it's potential. It's a dry erase die with 12 cards that are interchangeable on the face of each side. Although it's not the most sturdy, it sure is fun! Here are some of the way's … Continue reading Big. Foam. Dice.
*Deep Breath* This is a BIG topic that I have been hesitant to dig into because I want to cover it in depth. However, this is one of my most passionate areas of music therapy that I want to talk about on this blog. This will end up being a series and I hope you … Continue reading Child-Centered Music Therapy Series, Post #1