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Music Therapy

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about music therapy. Here are a few facts about the field:

  • Music therapy is actually an evidence-based, allied health profession.

  • In the United States, music therapists have to be board-certified.

  • All music therapists have to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice.

  • Music therapists must hold a bachelor's degree or higher, and complete a 6-month clinical internship.

According to the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA):

Music Therapy is the clinical & 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. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals:

  • Promote Wellness

  • Manage Stress

  • Alleviate Pain

  • Express Feelings

  • Enhance Memory

  • Improve Communication

  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

  • and more

We like to simplify that definition. When you think of music therapy, think:

  1. Musical interventions

  2. Individualized goals

  3. Therapeutic relationship

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