Internships


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Franciscan Life Process Center – Lowell, MI

Clients Served
Setting(s): Child/Adolescent Treatment Ctr., Community Based Service, General Hospital
Population(s): Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmentally Disabled, Early Childhood, Elderly Persons, Learning Disabled, Mental Health, Neurologically Impaired, Speech Impaired, Terminally Ill
Age Range: Infants/Children, Pre-teens, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Mature Adults, Seniors

Facility Characteristics
The Franciscan Life Process Center, a religiously-oriented non-profit organization, is located on a 230 acre site thirteen miles east of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a non-residential facility which houses day, evening and weekend programs. The individual programs and types of services provided are : Counseling, Music Therapy, Music Education, Preschool, Art, Individual/group retreats, and a volunteer program. A unique aspect of the Center is its location on a working Michigan farm. The orchard, nature trails, woods, and animals are sometimes integrated into different aspects of programming.

Training
The greatest strength of this Program lies in the stability and dedication of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist who hold the continuity of the programs at the Center. Together with qualified lay faithful the Center is able to provide a tremendous amount of diversity in programming. An intern will not only work with a great range of people, but also with a wide selection of persons having special needs. There are currently five Board Certified, and AMTA accredited music therapists employed through the Center. These music therapists provide many opportunities for observation, supervision, and professional experiences. The intern will need tohave the ability to be flexible in order to adjust to changes due to weather conditions and have a reliable vehicle necessary for travel.

Essentials
Starting Months: September, January
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: $0.00

Clinical Training Director
Franciscan Life Process Center
Miranda Eden, MT-BC
11650 Downes Street
Lowell, MI 49331-9489
Phone: (616) 897-7842
Email: meden@lifeprocesscenter.org
Website: http://www.lifeprocesscenter.org


Keidan Center (Detroit Public Schools) – Detroit, MI

Clients Served
Setting(s): School (K-12)
Population(s): Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmentally Disabled, Emotionally Disturbed, Multiply Disabled, School Age Population
Age Range: Infants/Children, Pre-teens, Teens, Young Adults

Facility Characteristics
The Detroit Public Schools internship site is located in Detroit, MI. This urban public school setting offers interns opportunities to work with developmentally disabled, multiply disabled, autistic and/or emotionally impaired children and adolescents. The developmentally disabled and multiply disabled programs are housed in 5 center based programs. The age ranges of students are from 3-26 and there are @150 students per school. The program for emotionally impaired students is also a center based program. These students range in age from 7-17 and there are @200 students in the program. The program for autistic impaired children is housed in several “regular education” buildings. These children range in age from 2.5-12 and there are @150 students. Other services offered in the facilities include occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, speech therapy and social work services. The sites are located @5 miles from downtown Detroit and @1 mile from Wayne State University. Interns are required to secure their own housing, meals and transportation.

Training
Because our internship time-frame follows the school year, interns may choose whether they wish to train with the same population for the entire internship or to change after one semester to gain experience with another population. The Detroit Public Schools has 5 Supervising Music Therapists so we are able to accomodate several interns during each training period (Sept.-midJune). Special skills needed include the ability to be flexible in the work environment and willingness to be creative.

Essentials
Starting Months: September
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: $0.00

Clinical Training Director
Susan Gregory, MT-BC
4441 Collingwood
Detroit, MI 48204
Phone: (313) 873-9400
Email: gregjs@comcast.net


Inactive  Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center – Caro, MI

Facility Characteristics
The Lighthouse is a sub-acute and transitional rehabilitation facility dedicated to enhancing the rights, dignity and independence of individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury and neurological disorders. The Lighthouse is located in Caro, Mich.

Clinical Training Director
Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center
Jannelle Warren-Ballard, MT-BC
1655 East Caro Road
Caro, MI
Phone: (989) 673-2500
Email: jballard@lighthouserehab.com


 Marwood Nursing and Rehab – Port Huron, MI

Clients Served
Setting(s): Nursing Home/Assisted Living, Physical Rehabilitation
Population(s): Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Elderly Persons, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Terminally Ill
Age Range: Adults, Mature Adults, Seniors

Facility Characteristics
Marwood Manor is a 240 bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in Port Huron, MI serving adults in 16 small long term care neighborhoods, a 60 bed short term rehabilitation unit, and a 37 bed memory care unit. Our residents represent a wide variety of diagnoses including stroke, arthritis, motor vehicle accidents, general orthopedic surgeries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, cancer, heart conditions, hip replacements/joint surgeries, back injuries, renal disease, COPD, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and more. Each resident’s care plan is customized to meet their individual needs and to maximize their quality of life. Located about an hour north of Detroit, Marwood is within walking distance of the beautiful St. Clair River and historic downtown Port Huron. There are many small towns to enjoy up and down the coast of Lake Huron, and the Bluewater Bridge offers a quick drive across the St. Clair River to Sarnia, Ontario.

Training
Because we are a large facility, the intern has an opportunity to experience great variety and will gain a comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as well as an understanding of many disorders related to aging. Each resident receiving music therapy services has an individualized music therapy assessment and goals with progress reviewed quarterly by the interdisciplinary team. The intern will have the opportunity to practice both written and oral communication skills during these quarterly reviews. Marwood’s music therapy program works through a person-centered framework, recognizing how each resident’s abilities and needs define them as an individual and using music therapy interventions to capitalize on the abilities in order to address the needs. At the same time, neurologic music therapy interventions are often employed. Appropriate session planning is just as important as learning to vary plans in the moment based on resident needs. The intern will have the opportunity to lead and co-lead all group and individual music therapy sessions throughout the facility and to work closely with and learn from our art therapist, activity professionals, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

Essentials
Starting Months: January, July
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Yes, Lunch provided

Clinical Training Director
Marwood Nursing and Rehab
Suzanne Jackson, MT-BC, ADC-MC
1300 Beard Streeet
Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 982-9500
Fax: (810) 982-5369
Email: sjackson@marwoodmanor.org


 Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Michigan/Detroit – Madison Heights, MI

Clients Served
Setting(s): Community Based Service, General Hospital, Hospice/Bereavement Services, Nursing Home/Assisted Living
Population(s): AIDS, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Elderly Persons, Terminally Ill
Age Range: child-old adult

Facility Characteristics
At Seasons Hospice interns will have the opportunity to work with several music therapists who serve people with terminal illnesses or conditions with a terminal prognosis, ranging in age from pediatric through geriatric. Patients are served in their homes, nursing facilities, hospital and in-patient units. Most sessions are conducted in 1:1 settings or in small groups. Seasons Hospice also provides on-going bereavement and grief support to patients and families.

Training
Interns at Season Hospice will complete the full employed orientation consisting of several days of training. Topics include Hospice 101 signs and symptoms of dying, basic pain management, and cultural diversity training. Seasons Hospice is committed to offering approved CMTE course every summer, which interns are encouraged to attend. Special Requirements & Skills Needed: Emotional stability required to work with people with terminal illnesses and deal with issues related to grief and loss; Willingness and ability to work with a wide variety of ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic groups; Proof of valid driver’s license and care insurance; reliable vehicle for daily travel to patient visits; Proof of professional liability/malpractice insurance policy during the internship period.

Essentials
Starting Months: Flexible, arrange with Director
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: $3,000.00

Clinical Training Director
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Michigan-Detroit
Russell Hilliard, PhD, MT-BC
27355 John R. Road, Ste 100
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (847) 867-6367
Fax: (847) 375-2991
Email: KHansbro@Seasons.org

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