Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2020

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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.

  • Job responsibilities: helps patients develop relapse prevention skills, create recovery plans, admissions, and develop bonds with patients.
  • Important Qualities: compassion, interpersonal skills, musical ability, and observational skils
  • Possible work settings:Hospitals, Residential treatment centers, Elder care, Jails, Special education, Drug/Alcohol programs, Hospice
  • Notes from Marti:
  1. Rewards: Seeing patients become stable, creating an environment where patient's symptoms almost don't exist
  • Advice: Have a love for your medium, Do a job-shadow before you jump into your career

Music Therapist