Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. By using carefully selected and individualized music and music interventions we can address physical, cognitive, social, emotional, creative and recreational needs.
Research in music therapy supports it's effectiveness in many areas such as:
How Does It Work?
Engaging in a music activity stimulates many parts of the brain!
Who Can Benefit?
Children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease and other aging related conditions, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and acute and chronic pain.
Where Can Music Therapy Take Place?
Medical hospitals, outpatient clinics, day care treatment centers, agencies serving developmentally disabled persons, senior centers, nursing homes, schools, and private practice.
What Can Music Therapy Do?
What Are the Requirements Of A Music Therapist?
Bachelor's degree or higher in music therapy which includes:
- 1200 hours of clinical training
- Entry-level competencies in musical and clinical foundations and music therapy foundations and principles
*The credential MT-BC is granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), to identify music therapists who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to practice at the current level of the profession. The purpose of board certification in music therapy is to provide an objective national standard that can be used as a measure of professionalism by interested agencies, groups, and individuals.