Music Therapy

MTH-255

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-220
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course provides a comprehensive overview of receptive methods in music therapy including definitions, uses, variations, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques. This course has a strong experiential component, whereby students will role play in an effort to practice implementation skills learned in class.

MTH-281

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTEC-111
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-300

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-250, ISGT-232, and ISKB-232
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course is a continuation of part one and designed to further develop student/therapist clinical skills with an emphasis on treatment planning and evaluation. In addition to classroom experiences, students are assigned a different clinical site and be expected to participate in weekly music therapy sessions in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of a board-certified music therapist.

MTH-301

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LENG-223 and MTH-201 (MTHE majors), or written approval of course chair (non-MTHE majors)
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

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.

MTH-305

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-255 and MTH-300
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course provides a comprehensive overview of clinical improvisation including definitions, uses, variations, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques. This course has a strong experiential component, whereby students will role play in an effort to practice implementation skills learned in class.

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
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course is the concurrent clinical music therapy practicum that accompanies MTH-301: Behavioral Assessment and Observation. 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-320

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: MTHE majors
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-305
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course provides an overview of music therapy internship requirements, including the application process for National Roster and Affiliate Internship Sites. Students explore and complete the application process for four sites, including a self-evaluation of professional competencies.

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-350

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-305
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

In this course, students advance their knowledge of and ability to implement select stages of the music therapy treatment planning process. This includes incorporating assessment, developing activities, co-leading music therapy sessions, and documentation. Students complete self-evaluations, reflect on clinical experiences, and complete a case study.

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-400

3 credit(s)
Course Chair: Joy Allen
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: MTHE majors
Electable by: MTHE majors
Prerequisites: MTH-350
Department: MTHE
Location: Boston Campus

This course is a continuation of Advanced Music Therapy Practicum 1. Assigned to a different clinical setting, students will continue to advance their knowledge of and ability to implement stated of the music therapy treatment process. This includes incorporating assessment, session planning, leading music therapy sessions, and documentation. Students will complete self-evaluations, reflect on clinical experiences and complete a case study. Emphases will be placed designing and leading music therapy sessions.

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