On April 13, 2018, Judith Pinkerton became the first recipient of the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor, and demonstrated how music therapy makes a difference in the lives of children with cancer as she combined a new set of circumstances: James, Marlee, Giggles (the Aflac duck), Country music star Chris Young and dozens of onlookers and cameras.
“People take music for granted, but it’s instrumental in getting us through the day. It’s not something you can capture in a bottle and use as medicine, but in a way you can.” ~ Natalie Cole
The first step is understanding yourself, and how you relate to music. There’s a lot more to “tuning in” than simply flipping on the radio. Music Therapy teaches you how to trust your musical instincts with specialized Music 4 Life® techniques. You’ll be able to experience a full range of emotions – and feel better – in no time.
The Music Therapy individual and group sessions provide the clinical use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals. The sessions are a therapeutic relationship between individuals and a licensed, credentialed professional who has completed a music therapy program approved by Nevada State Board of Health. Some individuals may qualify for customized home CD programs.
Complete the online self-assessment (you need to become a member first, it’s free) to discover your preference for adjusting your emotional shape and addressing any negative life conditions.
Note: If you are working with a mental health professional, consult with her or him about your Music 4 Life® online self-assessment results to determine the best course of action.
Apply for the required state license to practice music therapy in Nevada.
Judith continues as Internship Director, at the request of Dr. Dena Register, and began training Music 4 Life’s first intern in August 2018. If you are currently a music therapy student interested in working with patients in residential treatment for substance use disorders, this internship supports you learning how to:
- Demonstrate resilience
- Practice compassion
- Master technology
- Learn advocacy skills
- Easily adapt
- Practice self-care
If you are interested in learning more about this six-month full-time internship, download the Internship Application.