Unfriend, Unfollow, or Block? Navigating Therapeutic Boundaries as New and Young Professionals

Elisabeth Bombell, MT-BC; Jessica Sturgeon, MT-BC; Grant Hales, MT-BC; Kyle Fleming, MT-BC

Elisabeth Bombell, MT-BC is trained in both NICU Music Therapy and Rhythm, Breath, and Lullaby, and works within the NICU and CVICU at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Jessica Sturgeon, MT-BC and hospice and palliative care music therapist supports children and families on the Little Treasures Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program at Treasure Health. Grant Hales a board-certified music therapist at Able ARTS Work’s Therapeutic Arts Program in Gardena, CA. He directs and facilitates ArtBeat Radio and serves as a music therapy internship supervisor. Kyle Fleming, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist and internship director at Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL.

From social media to social justice, young professionals navigate their identities and roles intricately. Due to the ever evolving world we inhabit, client and community needs are constantly considered and at times conflicting with cultural norms. The unique expectations and challenges that young people face as they attempt to make their place in the world may force the balance to tilt on professional vs personal life. This presentation will explore how young professionals navigate clinical practice and professional relations.

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