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Music Therapy

 

 mt Music Therapy (MT) is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.


Who is qualified to practice music therapy?

Persons who complete one of the approved college music therapy curricula (including a 6-month internship) are then eligible to sit for the national examination offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Music therapists who successfully complete the independently administered examination hold the music therapist-board certified credential (MT-BC).

Is there research to support music therapy?

AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music as therapy through publication of the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and other sources. A substantial body of literature exists to support the effectiveness of music therapy.


Find more information about our music therapist, Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on her website: musictherapyservices.net