Therapeutic Principles for Music Therapists

This course focuses on understanding of therapeutic principles and the therapeutic relationship that are at the basis of music therapy treatment. Topics covered are foundational to music therapy, focusing on therapeutic principles underlying music therapy. These include awareness of personal motivation and values in therapy, dynamics and process of the therapeutic relationship, awareness of ethical issues in therapy, group dynamics, multicultural awareness and applications to therapy, and theories underlying various approaches to therapy.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Music Therapy Program