What is Music Therapy? 

Definition

 

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as 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.

 

 

Scope of Practice

 

Music therapy services are rendered by credentialed music therapists, clinicians who are professional members of the American Music Therapy Association Inc. (AMTA). Although music therapy services exist in diversified settings, there is a core of common procedures and considerations stated formally as standards of general practice for all Music Therapists.

Who benefits?

 

Consider services for individuals with:

 

Autism

Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurological Conditions:

(Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia)

Acquired Brain Injury:

(Stroke, Seizures, Tumors, Infection, Hypoxia)

Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Developmental Needs

Down syndrome

Speech & Language Development

Aphasia

OCD & Anxiety

Cerebral Palsy

Multiple Sclerosis

Learning Challenges

Psychological Stress & Illness

Medical Illness

Chronic Pain

Bereavement

Wellness goals

Why choose Music Therapy?

 

Music therapy is a non-invasive, fun and motivating therapeutic medium aimed at enhancing overall function, mental health and well-being. Our job is to know how the various elements of music function and impact humans on a neurobiological level, and what behavioral changes to look for. This allows us to use music to address various goals. Music therapy can even compliment other therapies by reinforcing those skills being practiced. 

 

Code of Ethics

 

The members of the American Music Therapy Association, Inc., hereby recognize and publicly accept the proposition that the fundamental purposes of the profession are the progressive development of the use of music to accomplish therapeutic aims and the advancement of training, education, and research in music therapy.