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Availability of Information on the Web Regarding National Roster Music Therapy Internships

Title: Availability of Information on the Web Regarding National Roster Music Therapy Internships: A Content Analysis.
Name(s): McCrea, Casie Rose, author
Gooding, Lori F. (Lori Fogus), professor directing thesis
Standley, Jayne M., committee member
Gregory, Sarah Dianne, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (55 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Music therapy is a rapidly growing allied health profession. In order to become a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), one must complete a college degree program approved by the American Music Therapy Association, which includes an AMTA approved program of study and a six-month internship under the supervision of an MT-BC in good standing with the Certification Board of Music Therapy. This study focused on the six-month internship aspect of training. A content analysis was conducted to determine what information is available on the web to aid prospective music therapy interns in deciding where they will apply, and to aid internship sites to receive applicants who are likely to fit well with the existing program. A web search was conducted using the National Roster Internship link found on the "Education and Careers" tab of the American Music Therapy Association website, which yielded 64 results (N=64). Of the sample (N=64), 52 sites were active and 12 were inactive, 31 had a website/tab/link, and 33 did not. Additionally, five internship sites had a Facebook page. Twenty-nine (45.3%) of the National Roster Internship sites did not have information available on the web to be assessed, meaning (n=35) internship sites remained for consideration in data collection. A total of 15 categories of information were assessed for all websites included in the analysis, and "music therapy" was the only category investigated listed consistently across 100% of all websites. The lack of consistent information may inhibit accurate internship comparisons for students as they seek information about internship placements.
Identifier: 2019_Summer_McCrea_fsu_0071N_15372 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2019.
Date of Defense: June 14, 2019.
Keywords: Availability, Internet, Internship, Music, Therapy, Web
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Lori Gooding, Professor Directing Thesis; Jayne Standley, Committee Member; Diane Gregory, Committee Member.
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Host Institution: FSU

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