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Q: What is Music Therapy?
A: 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
Q: What are the possible Benefits of Music Therapy?
A: Please read this list below to name a few.
• Increased Wellness, Self-Esteem & Self-Awareness
• Stress relief, Relaxation Response, Emotional well-being
• Reduce Anxiety, Nausea, and Tactile and auditory defensiveness
• Increased Concentration, Memory enhancement, Thought Processes
• Improved classroom learning capabilities and ability to follow verbal and visual directions
• Improved Ability to Cope and Manage Triggers
• Improved Expression of Feelings, Social and Behavioral skills
• Accelerated Physical rehabilitation, Pain reduction and motor skills
• Increased Creative Abilities through Music Writing, Improvisation, etc.
• Improved Family Interactions
Q: How do I know if it’s right for my facility?
A: Music can be a powerful way to reach those who suffer with addiction of all ages. It opens doorways and pathways in therapy not available through traditional methods. We invite you to give us a call to find out if this is a good fit for you.
Q: How is a staff member doing music different than music therapy?
A: There are many difference between a board certified music therapist providing music therapy and a staff member doing music. Potential harm is the biggest reason for having a board certified music therapist over a staff member doing music. Music can have incredible emotional effects on our client. A staff member with out a music therapy degree will not have the training and knowledge of how music affects the body and the brain. Music Therapists have completed a bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college, 1200 hours of clinical supervision, held to a Scope of Practice and competencies and have a governing board. Music Therapist are trained in psychology, music and how two combine the two, in order to support and enhance the treatment of those suffering from the disease of addiction.
If you would like to learn more about the training of a music therapist, https://www.musictherapy.org/about/requirements/.
Q: What is the fee for music Therapy services?
A: The fee for music therapy is contingent on the needs of the facility. Please contact us to arrange a call for more information.
Q: What Professional Organizations provide certification for Music Therapists?
A: Accreditation and certification is provided by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. For more information, visit: http://www.cbmt.org/. The American Music Therapy Association is the professional organization for music therapists. For more information, visit http://www.musictherapy.org/.