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.
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. This course is meant to be taken concurrently with MTH-432 and MTH-475.
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.
This course is designed as a senior seminar and will provide an overview of major clinical and professional issues within the music therapy and medicine field. Topics will include cultural comptetency, ethical, administrative, historical, research, and financial aspects of music therapy. Specific issues related to music therapy private practice will be explored, including legislation and government relations, reimbursement, standards of practice, and ethical dilemmas. Students will design, develop, and implement their own music therapy programs to carry out in clinical settings. In additions, the course will help integrate training from other music therapy courses and prepare students for their clinical internships. This course is meant to be taken concurrently with MTH-431 and MTH-432.