Setting(s): Hospice, Bereavement Population(s): Individuals with terminal/life-limiting illnesses and bereavement clients Age Range: Infant - Older adult
This internship was established in 1994. CarePartners Hospice is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. We offer hospice services in Buncombe County and surrounding counties to clients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and Solace, our 27-bed inpatient facility. We also offer bereavement services, including educational classes, support groups, and individual counseling to hospice and community families whose loved ones have died. Available resources and equipment include a library of sheet music on an iPad and music literature, guitars, keyboards, guitar-banjo, Irish harp, tone chimes, rhythm instruments, music notation software, and portable digital recorders. CarePartners Hospice is a program of CarePartners Health Services, a private, non-profit healthcare organization which provides a wide range of services to help patients live full and productive lives despite illness, injury, disability or issues related to aging. CarePartners offers four areas of care: Rehabilitation, Home Health, Adult Care and Hospice & Palliative Care. In 2013, CarePartners Health Services affiliated with Mission Health System, a non-profit health care system in Western North Carolina.
The music therapy program is part of an interdisciplinary care team for people in the final phase of terminal illness. Our philosophy of practice is based on humanistic and existential therapeutic principles, and we strive to enable patients to live an alert, pain-free life of quality and dignity during their final months. Our 7-month, 40-hours-per-week internship emphasizes excellent musicianship, proficiency using a variety of therapeutic techniques, and professional self-awareness, including countertransference issues, self-care, and the intern’s own relationship to death and grief. Each intern is expected to build and manage a caseload of approximately 20 Hospice clients, co-teach a grief education class, and will attend weekly interdisciplinary team meetings. Interns must have reliable personal transportation (i.e., a car); mileage expenses to patient’s homes are reimbursed. Please email contact below for application and clinical packet.
January, April, July, October
Lunch is provided.
Deb Dempsey, MMT, MT-BC, LPC
P. O. BOX 5779 ASHEVILLE, NC 28813 DEBORAH.DEMPSEY@MSJ.ORG PHONE: (828) 277-4800 FAX: (828) 285-9798