Mudcat Café message #803784 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49818   Message #803784
Posted By: Genie
15-Oct-02 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
I'm back, for a few minutes. It seems to me that the debate over the legalities and ethics of calling your work "music therapy" if you are not licensed or certified as a "Msusic Therapist" should have its own thread. It's kind of a side track for this thread -- connected, but the discussion can become somewhat tangential.

Re the topic of this thread, let's just say that many (most?) nursing and convalescent homes do not hire only licensed/certified music therapists to do musical programs or one-to-ones, even when those activities are "prescribed" for the resident(s) by the therapy/care team in the care conferences. Sometimes they use volunteers who are very much untrained in that area.