"Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals:
AMTA states that "Music therapists' objectives are to determine and utilize music therapy approaches that effectively aid in the restoration, maintenance, and improvement in mental and physical health.Music therapists believe in the dignity and worth of every person. They promote the use of music in therapy, establish and maintain high standards in public service, and require of ourselves the utmost in ethical conduct". (https://www.musictherapy.org/about/therapists/)
CBMT is the certifying body for Music Therapists: "CBMT is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Our Music Therapist-Board Certification (MT-BC) program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies since 1986. As the only certifying board for music therapy, we are committed to rigorous competency testing. Our accreditation ensures our unconditional compliance with stringent testing and measurement standards". (https://www.cbmt.org/about/)
Music therapy uses a variety of individualized music interventions to achieve non-musical treatment goals. Take a look at some benefits of Music Therapy:
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