Music Therapy Fellowship

Music Therapy Fellowship

Purpose ofPosition:

The musictherapy fellowship is structured to provide a post-internship educationalopportunity for those interested in further training and development of musictherapy skills in a pediatric medical environment. While working under the direct supervision ofthe Music Therapy Coordinator, the fellow will work with the interdisciplinaryteam at Base and Liberty campuses to provide care that addresses thedevelopmental and psychosocial needs of a diverse population of infants,children, adolescents, young adults and their families at CCHMC.

Details ofPosition:

-The fellowship is a 1.0 FTE,12 month placement. Hands on clinicalexperience, training, educational opportunities and supervision are provided aspart of the fellowship experience. Thisfellowship program is designed to be an entry‐level based position, where thefellow will work alongside experienced board‐certified music therapiststhroughout a variety of units in the hospital and benefit from continuedclinical supervision and education.


-The musictherapy fellowship position will attend educational in-services to enhancelearning in core competency areas related to music therapy.

-Fellow willmeet with Music Therapy Coordinator

-Fellow willpresent a case study that has impacted his/her practice or complete at leastone project to enhance the existing music therapy program upon culmination of12 month fellowship.

-Fellow willfunction independently to provide music therapy services as needed throughoutthe institution. Areas covered mayinclude, but are not limited to, Liberty inpatient units and Proton, and BaseTransitional Care Unit.

-The fellowshipschedule will vary depending on clinical coverage needs and may include eveninghours.

Skills andCompetencies:

Knowledgeof growth and development

-Diversity Appreciation
Understandingand showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals;leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating culturaldifferences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with otherswho are different from oneself

Setting the stage forconstructive relationships by being accessible, approachable, andinterpersonally engaged; developing and sustaining meaningful and productivebonds with others based on mutual respect

Professional knowledgeand ability sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of theposition

-Physical Stamina -Light
Physical staminasufficient to perform frequent bending, light or moderate lifting and extensivestanding/walking

Strong organizationaland project management skills to handle projects independently.

-Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates anindependent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professionaldemeanor

Excellent verbal,written and/or interpersonal communication skills

-Physical Capability
Capable of bending,lifting and standing; demonstrate physical ability to perform necessary tasks.


-Bachelor'sDegree in Music Therapy from an AMTA approved school

- Completion ofMusic Therapy Internship

-Holds BoardCertification in Music Therapy