Is music therapy something that you would be interested in pursuing?
If yes, aside from the proper credentials, according to Linda, you would need to have “a love of music and be proficient in an instrument (or voice) that would be conducive to the healing environment.”
This week I had the honor of interviewing Linda Grobman, MSW, LSW, CMP, who is the founder, publisher and editor of The New Social Worker. Linda is also the editor of Days In The Lives Of Social Workers: 54 Professionals Tell “Real-life” Stories From Social Work Practice and other social work books.
Linda is also involved in providing therapeutic music services to chronically, critically, terminally, and temporarily ill people of all ages. This post will focus on the fascinating world of music therapy, the first part of the interview.
A subsequent post will provide the valuable career advice that Linda was so kind as to share based upon her expertise in the social work career development field. Not surprisingly, Linda’s twitter handle is @newsocialworker.
So without further ado, Linda, how did you decide you wanted to become a social worker?
Can you tell us about your work in providing therapeutic music services and what led you to become interested in this particular area?
Yes, I would love to talk about that! I started taking music lessons (piano) in third grade. Then, in sixth grade, I joined the school band and started playing the flute. This has been a major part of my life from that time on.
Thanks so much, Linda for providing us with this interesting glimpse of the therapeutic music world.
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