Julie Neal, MS, MT-BC & Becky Wellman, PhD, MT-BC, DT: Master Juggler or Multiple Personality Disorder: Finding Balance in Music Therapy Roles

Abstract:

Music therapists find themselves taking on more roles and responsibilities in their professional and personal lives. This session will discuss these roles, identify issues within these roles, and recommend possible solutions to help music therapists work through their own juggling act.

Learner Objectives:

1. The learner will be able to identify at least three issues which confront music therapists in multiple role situations (CBMT Scope of Practice: IV. B. 5. 10. 11)

2. The learner will be able to identify at least three coping mechanisms to use in multiple role situations (CBMT Scope of Practice: IV. B. 5. 10. 11).

About Julie Neal, MS, MT-BC & Becky Wellman, PhD, MT-BC, DT:

Julie Neal, MS, MT-BC serves students with IEPs and is internship director in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Southwest Virginia, and is a fellow of AMI. She is the current President of the MAR-AMTA.

Becky Wellman, PhD, MT-BC, DT has a private practice in the Chicago suburbs where she works with young children with special needs and older adults with memory loss.

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