During the 1040-hour clinical internship, interns will work 40 hours per week split between both supervising music therapists, which will provide opportunities to work in a wide variety of the units covered by the team. Individual bedside sessions are most interactions, with impromptu small group sessions happening periodically. Interns will also work to lead a weekly small group for patients admitted for medical stabilization of eating disorders.
Throughout the observation and co-leading period, interns will begin to acquire a caseload of patients to continue following throughout the remainder of the internship. The supervising music therapists will ensure a variety in ages, diagnoses, developmental levels and units to maximize the intern’s learning potential.
Interns will be expected to complete a myriad of assignments each month including weekly SOAP notes, bi-weekly new song presentations, bi-weekly journal articles, and monthly self-reflections. They will also be assigned monthly, larger projects including writing out elevator pitches, developing original songs, completing a genre project, writing a case study, and writing and presenting an individual research project. The internship director can add/remove assignments to best meet the needs of the intern throughout the experience.