The Oral Roberts University Music Therapy Clinic is pleased to announce the availability of a University Internship Program. The ORU Music Therapy University Affiliated Internship Program views music therapy as an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social needs of individuals of all ages. The ORU Music Therapy Clinic advocates that music therapy improves the quality of life for children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities or illnesses, as well as those who are healthy. In particular, the ORU Music Therapy clinic serves the following clinical populations:

  • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Visual/Hearing Impairment, and other Developmental Disorders;
  • Individuals with Neurologic Disorders, including Stroke (CVA), Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease (dementia), and Traumatic Brain Injury;
  • Individuals with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

The mission of Oral Roberts University — in its commitment to the Christian faith — is to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, thereby preparing its graduates to be professionally competent servant-leaders who are spiritual alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, and socially adept.

The purpose of the ORU Music Therapy University Internship Program is to produce:

  1. Accomplished music therapists who are able to serve a wide range of patient populations with extensive clinical skill, knowledge, and experience;
  2. Equipped health care professionals utilizing evidence-based practice models of music in therapy and medicine, and
  3. Consummate professional music therapy practitioners.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Alejandra Arevalo, LPMT-BC, MTA
Coordinator of Music Therapy Clinic/Clinical Supervisor
2448 E. 81st St. Suite #124
Tulsa, OK 74137

Want to know more about the ORU Music Therapy Internship experience? This video features recent interns talking about their time in the program:


Want to learn more about the ORU Music Therapy Internship experience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Please see a roundtable discussion of our music therapy interns below:

The ORU Music Therapy Clinic is committed to providing evidence-based services and internship training based on current needs and research findings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for clinicians and students to learn how to help individuals coope in times of crisis and respond to suicide ideologies. Therefore, the ORU Music Therapy Clinic is proud to present their first workshop on suicide assessment led by the clinic oordinator, Alejandra Arevalo, LPMT-BC, MTA. The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness of the prevalence of suicidology, particularly during the COVID era. The workshop also provides participants with tools to identify suicide ideology and know how to respond in an ethically appropriate manner within a clinical setting.

Internship Applications

ORU Music Therapy Clinic University Affiliated Internship Application short form

ORU Music Therapy Clinic University Affiliated Internship Application detailed

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