Students are placed in a public or private school that serves children with special needs, primarily in small groups. Practicum 1 provides students with their very first experiences of providing clinical music. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to make a clear connection to the group and meet the special needs of children through clinical music activities.
A hands-on course designed to provide practical skills for incorporating technology into the practice of music therapy. Topics will include MIDI, digital sound, adaptive technology, music composition/performance software, and the internet. Students will use technology to develop original music activities and present them to the class.
This course is an introduction to observation and assessment. The role of assessment and accountability in therapeutic intervention will be discussed, specific assessment protocols reviewed, and assessment and observation techniques practiced. Assessment procedures will be considered relative to goal setting, treatment implementation, and client evaluation.
This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-301: Behavioral Assessment and Observation and MTH-313: Practicum 2 Field Work. Students are assigned to a facility or agency in the community and apply the skills they are learning in the classroom to this clinical placement.
Students are assigned to music therapy groups with older adults in nursing home and adult day care settings. Students are introduced to a data-based model of music therapy. They develop musical resources for this population, develop the ability to discuss therapeutic process, and complete a final case presentation in written and verbal forms.
This course will examine how music therapists document the processes and products of what they do. After covering assessment and data-gathering techniques, it offers a survey of research methodology, ways to analyze data, and ethical considerations in music therapy practice. Students participate in designing, implementing, and analyzing the results of a music therapy experiment.
This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-331. Students apply the research skills they are learning in the classroom to a clinical setting.
This course will provide students with a sensitization and awareness in dealing with a mixed school population. Mainstreaming requires an expanded responsibility and familiarization toward students with educational exceptionalities.
This course will engage students in a group therapy experience in which they will apply music to the psychotherapeutic process. Students will learn a variety of approaches to psychotherapy and develop an individual philosophy of music therapy as it applies to adult psychotherapy.
This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-411. Students are assigned to a facility or agency in the community and apply the skills they are learning in the classroom to this clinical placement.
Students are assigned to a facility or agency in the community where clients are dealing with issues of mental and emotional health. Clients may be seen in either large or small groups and may be consistent or change form week to week. This practicum is designed as an exploration of clinical music techniques, including: clinical improvisation, song structure, song leading, clinical theory applied musically, and clinical listening. The main focus is the development of clinical musicianship.