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The Feeling is Musical explores a wide variety of topics in the evidence-based practice of music therapy. Available on all podcast platforms including Anchor. Let’s hang out!

Episode 017 | Being a Queer Music Therapist

Today, we chat with guest, Vee Fansler, a board-certified music therapist, as they share about their personal experience of being a queer music therapist.

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Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John Barker and Illustrated by Julia Scheele | Book

Gender Affirming Voicework: An Introduction to Music Therapy by Maevon Gumble | Journal Article

White Oleander by Jane Fitch | Book

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 016 | Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Music Therapy

Today, we chat with guest, Marissa Renalla, a board-certified music therapist with Seattle Children’s Hospital, as she shares about how she uses in DBT principles in her practice.

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What is DBT? by G. Gleissner | Online Article

DBT Continuing Education for Music Therapists by Spiegel Academy | Website

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 015 | Music Therapy in Acute Psychiatric Care

Today, we chat with guest, Britta Erikson, a board-certified music therapist, about the necessity of trauma-informed care during involuntary hospitalization.

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DBT Skills Training Manual by M. Linehan | Book

Building A Life Worth Living: A Memoir by M. Linehan | Book

Creative DBT Activities Using Music: Interventions for Enhancing Engagement and Effectiveness in Therapy by D. Spiegel, S. Makary, & L. Bonavitacola | Book

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 014 | Trauma-Informed Care for the Homeless

Today, we chat with guest, Alex Robinson, a board-certified music therapist, about the impacts of compounded trauma for the under/unhoused.

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The Body Keeps the Score by B. van der Kolk | Book

Harm Reduction Coalition | Website

Ehmling, Amelia E., “PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WITHIN MUSIC THERAPY SETTINGS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY” (2018). Theses and Dissertations–Music. 106. | Thesis

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 013 | Music Therapy & Mental Health

Today, we chat with guest, Amy Hines, a board-certified music therapist, about the intersections of music therapy and mental health.

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Music Therapy & Mental Health by the American Music Therapy Association | Online Article

Edwards, J. (2006). Music Therapy in the Treatment and Management of Mental Disorders. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 23(1). | Journal Article

McIntyre, J. (2007). Creating Order out of Chaos: Music Therapy with Adolescent Boys Diagnosed with a Behaviour Disorder and/or Emotional Disorder. Music Therapy Today, 8(1). | Journal Article

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 012 | When Helping Hurts

Today, we chat with returning guest, Yana Ramos, a music therapist, as they share about how actions meant to help autistic people actually exposes them to significant risk of harm and trauma.

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Inspiration Porn and the Objectification of Disability by Stella Young | TedTalk

Disability Justice at the Intersections by Ned Calonge | Online Article

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism by Maxfield Sparrow | Online Article

The Autistic OT – @TheAutisiticOT on Facebook & Instagram

Ask Me, I’m Autisitic Facebook Group

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 011 | The Double Empathy Problem

Today, we chat with returning guest, Yana Ramos, a music therapist, as they share about how the popular perception of autism creates the double empathy problem.

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The Double Empathy Problem by Dr. Damian Milton | Online Article

Empathy is Overrated by Devon Price | Online Article

In My Language by Mel Baggs | YouTube Video

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 010 | Introduction to the Neurodiversity Paradigm

Today, we chat with returning guest, Yana Ramos, a music therapist, as they give an introduction to the neurodiversity paradigm.

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Bakan, M. (2014). Ethnomusicological Perspectives on Autism, Neurodiversity, and Music Therapy. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 14(3). | Journal Article

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by S. Silberman | Book

Throw Away the Master’s Tools: Liberating Ourselves from the Pathology Paradigm by Nick Walker | Online Article

Typed Words, Loud Voices by Amy Sequenzia (Editor) and Elizabeth Grace (Editor) | Book

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 009 | Being an Autistic Music Therapist

Today, we chat with guest, Yana Ramos, a music therapist, about their personal experience being an autistic music therapist.

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All the Weight of Our Dream: On Living Racialized Autism by the Autism Women’s Network | Book

Typed Words, Loud Voices by Amy Sequenzia (Editor) and Elizabeth Grace (Editor) | Book

Noncompliant – the podcast by Anne | Podcast

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 008 | Storytelling in Music Therapy

Today, we chat with returning guest, Colby Cumine, a board-certified music therapist, about the importance of storytelling in music therapy.

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Play Therapy by V. Axline | Book

Chapters 11 & 12 of The Body Keeps the Score by B. van der Kolk | Book

The Trauma Therapist: Contemplative Psychotherapy Episode #424 by Guy McPherson | Podcast

The Trauma Therapist: The Power & Passion of a Survivor Episode #425 by Guy McPherson | Podcast

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 007 | Music Therapy & the Relationships that Matter

Today, we chat with guest, Sam Burns, a board-certified music therapist, about how music therapy can support healthy early childhood development.

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Music Therapy with Families by S. Lindahl and G. Thompson | Book

An Overview of Attachment Theory from Community Pediatric Review | Online Article

Serve & Return: Positive child-caregiver interactions build strong brains from Alberta Family Wellness Initiative | Online Article

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 006 | Music & the Brain Part Two

Today, we chat with returning guest, Colby Cumine, a board-certified music therapist, about the applications of neuroscience in music therapy.

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Your Brain on Music by Alan Harvey | TedTalk

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by O. Sacks | Book

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession by D. Levitin | Book

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 005 | Music & the Brain Part One

Today, we chat with returning guest, Colby Cumine, a board-certified music therapist, about the science behind why people like music.

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Your Brain on Music by Alan Harvey | TedTalk

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by O. Sacks

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of Human Obsession by D. Levitin

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 004 | Trauma-Informed Music Therapy

Today, we chat with guest, Colby Cumine, a board-certified music therapist, about how he practices music therapy while taking into account the past trauma(s) of a client.

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The Trauma Therapist by Guy McPherson | Podcast

The Body Keeps the Score by B. van der Kolk

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 003 | Community Music Therapy

Today, we chat with guest, Cassie Fox, a board-certified music therapist, about how they use a community-based approach to music therapy.

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Community Music Therapy & the Winds of Change by G. Ansdell | Journal Article

Invitation to Community Music Therapy by B. Stige | Book

Community Music Therapy by E. Ruud | Online Article

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 002 | Social Justice in Music Therapy

Today, we chat with returning guest, Vee Fansler, a board-certified music therapist, about how they incorporate social justice into their therapeutic paradigm.

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Playing in the Borderlands: The transformative possibilities of queering music therapy pedagogy by Fansler et al. | Journal Article

Destabilizing Bodies, Destabilizing Disciplines: Practicing liminality in music therapy by LaCom & Reed | Journal Article

Episode transcript available here.

Episode 001 | What is Music Therapy

Today, we chat with Vee Fansler, a board-certified music therapist, about the definition of music therapy and how music is a part of daily life.

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Defining Music Therapy by K. Bruscia | Book

Chapter 7 of The Field of Play: A Guide for the Theory and Practice of Music Therapy by C. Kenny | Book

Episode transcript available here.