Hello! My name is Lauren Booke, and I am coming to Therabeat from Belmont University. I have worked with a variety of populations in my schooling, but have always enjoyed working with kids the most. Being able to go to the In Harmony clinic and see the smiling faces every day has been such a warm welcome to the Therabeat community.
These first two weeks have been filled with introductions. Getting to meet all the staff at In Harmony and not only observe the Music Therapists, but Speech, Physical and Occupational therapists as well has been so much fun. Having the opportunity to learn from all of these disciplines is incredible as I establish my clinical skills. All of the therapists are so welcoming and explain what they are working on with each patient so I can transfer that knowledge to my patients.
Meeting all of the patients I will be working with for the next six months is so exciting. Each and every one of them is so unique and I can’t wait to see the growth that they will accomplish during my time with them. There have of course been some moments where some time is needed to adjust to the new person in the room, but I know that will come soon enough. It is amazing how much growth I have already seen in just two weeks. These kids are capable of so much and we are so blessed to get to work with them every week and help them accomplish their therapeutic goals.
I feel like I have already learned so much in such a short amount of time from everyone at Therabeat. All of my supervising music therapists are so patient and kind and I appreciate everything they do for the new interns. Like our patients, they are each unique and it is incredible to watch them all treat patients in their own way. I know that these six months will be challenging at times, but more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.
Looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you!
Until next time,