Written by: Molli Smith, Music Therapy Intern
In wrapping up my final two weeks of internship here at PMT, it’s been nice to look back on this journey and think of how far I have come. I’ve learned so much in the past 6 months and I feel more prepared to enter the professional world as a board-certified music therapist. Through my reflection, I figured compiling a list of songs was a fun way to represent each month of my internship! I’ve also highlighted some of the lyrics that stick out to me the most.
Change of Seasons - From graduating college, to finally starting internship, month one was a big period of change! There was a lot to learn and adjust to - especially with a larger clinical caseload. I had to remind myself to not worry too much about what was to come and simply focus on taking things step by step.
Where the Adventure Begins - As I started to gain more clinical experience and refresh all the skills I had learned in college, I sort of rediscovered my passion for music therapy and was reminded of why I chose this career path in the first place. It was exciting to be on this new adventure.
Keep Your Head Up - While I began taking on more responsibilities, my days were growing busier. At times it was a lot to keep track of, but I reminded myself that I could do it and that my hard work will pay off.
Try Everything - At month four, I was feeling more confident in my abilities and was just ready to try anything! It’s also important to learn how to keep going and make the best of the situation if things don’t go as planned. Having the opportunity to try new things with support from my clinical supervisors truly helped my growth as a music therapy intern.
Brand New - Nearing the end of my journey, I was worrying less and enjoying each experience I had. Although I still got a bit nervous before some sessions, I was beginning to feel a lot more at ease.
Thank You For The Music - Finally in month 6, I am so thankful for all of the experiences and music I have gotten to share with others. The best part has been seeing positive change in many of my clients and being able to make connections with them through song. It is something I shall never forget.
I hope you have enjoyed this collection of songs. They each tell a little story of my time here at PMT.
What are some songs that relate to your own experiences in life?
Providing music therapy services for early childhood to older adults, music instruction and enrichment plus continuing music therapy education in Greater Charlotte Area of the Carolinas.