Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
e.g. Film or "Bass Lab"

MTH-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MTH-301 and MTH-313
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-313

0 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: Declaration of music therapy major and concurrent enrollment in MTH-312
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-331

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-332

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MTH-331
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-333

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered:
Required of:
Electable by:
Prerequisites:
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

MTH-351

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: None
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-411

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-331 and MTH-332
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-331, MTH-332, and concurrent enrollment in MTH-411
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-413

0 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MTH-412
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-431

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-331 and MTH-332
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course will examine how music and other creative arts contribute to the therapeutic process. Students will participate in a creative arts group and demonstrate a variety of nonverbal therapeutic techniques.

MTH-432

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-331, MTH-332, and concurrent enrollment in MTH-431
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-431. 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.

MTH-433

0 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MTH-432
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

In this final practicum placement, students are assigned to a medical facility or agency in the community and generally work either bedside or in small groups. 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 purpose of this medical practicum is the development of clinical relationships. The course material and expectations focus on the students' ability to play and provide music in a reliable and flexible manner in support of clinical relationships with clients and their music.

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