What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the Clinical and Research based profession that uses sessions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music Therapy is provided by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Who are Music Therapists?

Music Therapists are those who have completed a bachelors degree at an AMTA approved college or university, and have also completed a 6 month long internship. Music Therapists must hold the MT-BC Credential that is given through the Certified Board for Music Therapists.

Does Music Therapy have any research to back up it’s validity as a profession?

AMTA provides a wide range of research that explores the benefits music therapy as to offer through it’s publication of The Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. AMTA also provides “fact sheets” which give beneficial information on the effects Music Therapy has on different populations and diagnosis. You can find these at
http://www.musictherapy.org/research/factsheets/

Where can I find more information?

American Music Therapy Association:
www.musictherapy.org

Certified Board for Music Therapists:
www.cbmt.org