At Brookdale Hospice, music therapy is part of the interdisciplinary group approach of physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides, spiritual counselors, bereavement support, volunteers and others. Hospice music therapists provide a wide range of clinical music therapy services for patients with mental and physical health care needs. Some of the common reasons for music therapy referrals include:
- Patients with pain and/or anxiety.
- Patients who need increased cognitive stimulation.
- Patients who have memory disorders.
- Patients with difficulty engaging.
The Brookdale Music Therapy Internship provides a number of opportunities for students interested in medical and mental health music therapy services. Interns will have the opportunity to :
- Provide patient- and family-centered care in a sub-acute medical setting.
- Provide services for patients of varying diagnoses.
- Provide group services for patients with mental health needs.
- Interact with an interdisciplinary health care team.
- Participate in specialized training.
Application process: All applicants must submit (a) the Brookdale Hospice Volunteer application, (b) unofficial transcripts and (c) two letters of recommendation (d) complete 12 hours of volunteer training. It is recommended that one letter be from a professor and one from someone who has knowledge of your therapeutic abilities.
- Music Therapy
- Mental Health
- Patient Care
- Spiritual Healing
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Flexible. Minimum recommended is 3 hours per week.