This internship is supervised by Emily Ibershoff MT-BC, LPCC and Julia Purcell MT-BC. Emily and Julia have over ten years experience working with clients of all ages with with a variety of diagnoses and challenges. We work from a person-centered, psychodynamic approach which focuses on establishing a supportive therapist-client relationship and building upon a client's strengths to accomplish client-directed goals. Julia specializes in improvisational music therapy and working with individuals with cognitive/intellectual disabilities, as well as individuals with psychiatric diagnoses. Emily specializes in combining counseling and music therapy and working with individuals with psychiatric diagnoses, as well as individuals in recovery from addiction/substance abuse.
Louisville Expressive Therapies has been in operation for ten years and provides expressive therapy services (art and music) to facilities and individuals in the greater Louisville area. We travel to homes, day programs, nursing homes, schools, etc. to provide group and individual services, as well as see individuals in our studio space in Butchertown. We currently employ four art therapists and four music therapists. If you are selected for this internship, you may have the option of co-treating/training under art therapists as well as music therapists. Some of the populations you may work with are the following: geriatric (nursing homes, hospice), mental health/psych (Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital, individual clients), cognitive and physical disabilities (individual clients, adult day programs, etc.), and substance abuse (28 day recovery programs, detox units).