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MUSIC THERAPY

Music Therapy

Music Therapy combines music modalities with humanistic, psychodynamic, behavioral and biomedical approaches to help children attain therapeutic goals which can be mental, physical, emotional, social or spiritual in nature. Children’s needs are addressed both through the therapeutic relationship between child and music therapist as well as approached directly through the music itself. 

Impact
Almost all children respond to music and if it is used carefully and appropriately, the techniques of music therapy can reach into the child’s potential for healing, learning and communicating. The powerful emotions released through music therapy open up a unique opportunity for the rehabilitation and development of abused children. 

Education
The American Music Therapy Association represents over 5,000 Music Therapists who receive credentials through the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT). To become a Certified Music Therapist (CMT) a candidate must complete a Bachelor’s degree in music therapy and 900 hours of clinical internship. To receive an Advanced Certification in Music Therapy (ACMT) requires a Master’s degree in music therapy and 100 contact hours in continuing education as well as extensive clinical experience.