What is music therapy?

 

"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."

-American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

 

—Who are music therapists?

Music therapists complete a bachelor’s degree or higher from an AMTA approved college or university program, including a 6 month internship.  Music therapists must hold the MT-BC credential, issued through the Certification Board for Music Therapists, which protects the public by ensuring competent practice and requiring continuing education.

 

Is there research to support music therapy?

YES!! "AMTA promotes a vast amount of research exploring the benefits of music therapy through publication of the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives and other publications. A substantial body of literature exists to support the effectiveness of music therapy.  (more: http://www.musictherapy.org/research/factsheets/)"

-American Music Therapy Assocaition

 

Find out more about music therapy here:

 

American Music Therapy Association:

www.musictherapy.org

 

Certification Board for Music Therapists:

www.cbmt.org

 

Music Therapy Information Sheet free for download: