Emotional stages in the music therapy internship
Journal/Book: Journal of Music Therapy. 1990; 27: 102-118.
Abstract: 59 music therapy interns (aged 21-51 yrs) rated their feelings about 20 pairs of words describing feeling states at the beginning of their internship and at the end of each of 6 mo. Significant gains were made in personal and professional categories; the greatest gains were made in Months 5 and 6. The only variable to impact significantly on both personal and professional ratings was whether Ss received their first choice of site. Stipend, marital status, and population had some significant bearing on professional ratings. ABSTRACT 2: Fifty-nine music therapy interns, representing all 8 regions, participated in the study during the entiry six months of their internship. Each intern used a Likert scale to rate their feelings on 20 pairs of words describing feeling states at the beginning of the internship and at the end of the 6 months. Significant (p< .01) gains were made in personal and professional catgeories, with the greatest gains in Months 5 and 6. Whether interns received their first choice in sites was the only variable to impact significantly on both personal and professional ratings, while stipend, marital status, and population had some significant bearing on professional ratings. Gender, type of facility, and outside employment during the internship hgad no significant impact on overall ratings.
Note: emotional stages through course of internship; music therapy students
Keyword(s): Emotional states; music therapy; clinical methods training; adulthood. internship, intern, music-therapy-internship, emotion, emotional-adjustment, emotional-responses, emotional-reactions, feelings.