Have you ever struggled for recognition?

Have you ever tried to divert attention for just a few moments to something or someone you care about?

Being a music therapist, I am in both of these spots all of the time. I love and believe whole heartedly in what I do for a living. Fortunately, being a force for education and pushing for recognition is a large part of what I do.

In the past few weeks, music therapy has been receiving a lot of attention in relation to the rehabilitation of Rep. Gabby Giffords. As I’m sure you can understand we in the music therapy community are very excited about this! To date there have been several written articles referencing music in Rep. Giffords’ treatment, and one video from CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta! I hope you take a few moments to watch the video. Dr. Gupta also wrote a blog post about his experience of the varieties of treatments experience, and referred to music therapy as his personal favorite! Let me know what you think about this!

We are at such an exciting time in music therapy, not just because of the CNN coverage, but also here in our very own state! Our Music Therapy Practice Act will likely be called for testimonials soon!