What does a music therapist do?

 

Assesses:

  • emotional well-being

  • physical health

  • social functioning

  • communication abilities

  • cognitive skills
     

Designs:

Music sessions for individuals and groups, based upon client needs

Use different approaches to meet client needs, such as: receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music improvisation, music performance, learning through music, music as therapy, guided meditation 

Participates:

In interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation,

and follow up.

Music therapy is ageless

Music therapists work with people of all ages with: mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, substance abuse problems, physical disabilities, acute and chronic pain, brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions

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