Music Therapy Archives - STAR Center

Art of Eden Online Gallery

Star Center was a recipient of a Jackson Arts Council 2019-2020 Grant for the project “Art of Eden,” which provided art therapy services with art therapist, Sarah Hamil, to the girls at Eden of YouthTown. The art will be showcased on a Facebook Livestream June 30th and will stay on display at the Greyhound Bus […]

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Advice for Surviving Internship

        Throughout undergrad, internship was something I knew I had to do before I could finish my degree and take the certification exam, but for the first year or two of school, I didn’t know much about it. I went to every presentation or talk about internship that I could. However, it […]

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Self Care: You Gotta Nourish To Flourish

Self-Care is a phrase we hear often these days. When working in a profession that is centered on helping others, it’s easy to forget that we need to take care of ourselves too. Self-care isn’t selfish; in fact, it’s necessary to avoid burnout in the workplace. Practicing good self-care doesn’t have to involve meditating for […]

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Meet our Music Therapy Interns

The Star Center Music Therapy Department has been busy this summer with the addition of two new interns, Amy Wigginton and Avery Hartman, to their team. Amy is from Flower Mound, Texas and Avery is from Nashville, Tennessee. Amy has two siblings, one older sister and one younger brother, and Avery has one older sister.  […]

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Integral Learning

Lessons translate from one area to another. What we know in one setting can inform the other areas of life. This is also true in clinical practice. Here at STAR we have the privilege to work with a variety of populations. There are 4 full-time music therapists providing services to over 600 individuals weekly in […]

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Work & Life Balance

Work and life balance is a struggle for most professionals, but for students and interns, this can be an especially difficult time as we try to grow in a short period of time and meet the expectations of others. It can be easy to let work define who you are and how you spend your […]

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New Year, New Interventions

As the new year is getting started, if you are anything like me you are probably searching around looking for new intervention ideas to use with your sessions. If you work with women within a substance abuse recovery program, you have hit the music therapy intervention jack pot. Today, I am going to share with […]

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Passion vs. Purpose

I have always sought the contemplative and empathetic life, going for runs through the woods and picking up spider webs in my hair and desiring to reach a heart by just a spoken word. Upon entering college, I was surprised by the chaos that life truly held, particularly within the school of music. I envied […]

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Hello, I’m in Therapeutic Sales

As a junior in high school considering potential career paths, “sales” never once entered my list of options. Many a band fundraiser had revealed my aversion to competition and discomfort with selling people, that I love, things they don’t need.  Incentives even seem to have the opposite effect on me – if there was a […]

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