Here’s a video where I describe what Music Therapy is (and isn’t), and what credentialed Music Therapists like myself do.
One of the things that all Music Therapists quickly discover is that we all need to be advocates for our profession and try to help educate people regarding what we do and how we do it. If someone misrepresents ‘Music Therapy’ as something that it is not, we will try to (politely) explain the difference.
At the end of the video I referenced the website for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), their website is musictherapy.org.
My colleague In Ohio USA, Carrie Whatley, also works with adult patients near the end-of-life. She wrote an excellent article giving answers to frequently asked questions about music therapy, which I’m copying here:
“So what exactly is music therapy?”- According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is defined as “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.”
“What does a music therapist do?”- Just like Continue reading