Frequently Asked Questions
What is music therapy?
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. Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. To learn more about music therapy, visit: www.musictherapy.org
Who are music therapists?
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from one of more than 70 accredited music therapy programs, complete a 1040 hour clinical internship, and pass a nationally administered board certification exam. Music therapists must adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Clinical Practice set forth by the American Music Therapy Association, Inc (AMTA). Music therapists are required to have extensive knowledge of music, medicine, psychology and research, as well as complete continuing education credits each year as mandated by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
To learn more about music therapy, please visit the American Music Therapy Association website www.musictherapy.org