Summary

To create appropriate goals and objectives for clients; plan eventful and exciting sessions that address needs of clients; assess progress of clients; maintain appropriate documentation of participation and progress for each client; create a learning environment for prospective music therapists.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

Rehabilitation Therapist/Music Therapist

Porterville Developmental Center

Completing required Music Therapy Internship for eligibility to sit for board certification exam. Lead and co-lead music therapy sessions for clients with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. Create sessions plans for group and individual music therapy and recreation therapy sessions. Assess clients and implement appropriate treatment plans based on interdisciplinary team decisions. Provide treatment and training to clients to be self-motivational and independent for goal of moving to a less restrictive environment.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Music Therapy Student

Pioneer High School Music Therapy Session

Assist and lead music therapy sessions with severe multiple impairment and cognitive impairment groups of teens and young adults. Complete assessment of 2-4 clients based upon musical and non-musical goals.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2009

Music Therapy Student

1:1 Music Therapy with child with severe multiple impairments

Lead music therapy sessions to increase client’s communication and motor skills. Create treatment plans and implement interventions to update and keep documentation of progress.

Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

Music Therapy Student

Visions Unlimited

Assist and lead music therapy sessions with severe multiple impairment and cognitive impairment groups of teens and young adults. Complete assessment of 2-4 clients based upon musical and non-musical goals.

Aug 2004 - Nov 2008

Student Supervisor in the Admissions Telephone Center

Working as a supervisor over roughly 20 other students; completing necessary tasks to have an office run smoothly; assisting callers and potential students with questions regarding admission to Eastern Michigan University.

Sep 2007 - Apr 2008

Music Therapy Student

Center for Forensic Psychiatry

Co-lead music therapy sessions with 3-7 clients; use improvisational drum circle techniques with professional music therapist and another music therapy student; co-lead experiences with 3-7 clients in instrumental setting with professional music therapist and another music therapy student; complete assessment of one individual client; implement session plan.

Jan 2007 - Mar 2007

Music Therapy Student

Adult Outpatient

Observe and aid in clinical setting with adults with diagnosed psychological disorders; assist in observing and creating appropriate goals and objectives for clients.

Apr 2006 - Jan 2007

Camp Counselor

Camp Greentop

Working with campers (children and adults) to increase self-awareness and ability to complete tasks independently; increase motor skills, verbal skills, independent living skills and daily singing and instrument playing activities.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Music Therapy Student

Ann Arbor Hospice

Observe music therapy sessions with a professional music therapist in a hospice setting.

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - Present

Bachelor's

Eastern Michigan University
Aug 2000 - Jun 2004

High School Diploma

Francis Scott Key High School