Music therapists worldwide are invited to submit :
� Reflections in the form of original essays , music ( with words or without ), visual artwork ( in all forms ), or experiences related to becoming a music therapist . Examples of this can include : something in your work with a client or group that caught you off-guard , forced you to re-think your approach , clinical moments that created a strong , or unexpected , emotional reaction , life and learning experiences , pieces of poetry , conversations , interviews that have struck you or helped you gain some clarity or shift your perspective in some way .
� We also welcome readers ’ well-reasoned and thoughtful comments , opinions , or counterpoints in response to the articles we publish . These can be sent either as Letters to the Editors or full-length essays .
� While we don ’ t , at this time , receive books for review , we invite you to share your recent publications or reviews of books you ’ ve read recently relating to music therapy .
A note about the writing voice we ’ d like you to use :
We encourage you to think and reflect deeply , using your writing , playing , and sharing to grow into a stronger sense and awareness of who you are professionally , what you believe and how you practice as a clinician . In terms of what this means for contributors , we ’ d like you to write in a narrative form - as if you were presenting out loud or sharing a story with a group of colleagues or friends . We ’ re especially interested in learning about the details of your clinical experiences , how they ’ ve affected you , and what you have learned about yourself and about your work in the process . We ’ d like the language to be clinical but accessible and engaging , and written in the first person . By that we mean to invite a more casual or conversational approach to the writing .
Submission formats :
Please use one of the following formats to submit your work :
� A text version of written content (. DOC files )
� Sound files ( MP3 format )
� High quality image files - the original version is best ( JPEG files )
� Contact information , including full name , credentials , email and web addresses
� Please use APA style referencing