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)
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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
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