What is music therapy?

Also known as: Creative Arts Therapy.

Music Therapy is the clinical and 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 therapists strive to improve clinical outcomes by assessing and addressing an individual’s specific need areas. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings.


Reviewed by: Evan Privoznik, MM, MT-BC

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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