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Music Therapy

Clinical Musicianship

  • Design a broad range of improvisational experiences and utilize a variety of clinical improvisation techniques for therapeutic purposes.
  • Apply advanced musical skills in the clinical use of at least two of the following: keyboard, voice, guitar and/or percussion.
  • Design and employ a broad range of re-creative music experiences for therapeutic purposes

Music Therapy Theory

  • Apply comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of the foundations and principles of music therapy practice.
  • Articulate and defend a personal philosophy, approach and/or theory to music therapy.

Clinical Supervision

  • Design and implement methods of observing and evaluating supervisees that have positive effects on music therapy students and professionals at various levels of advancement and at different stages in the supervisory process.
  • Evaluate the effects of one’s own personality, supervisory style, and limitations on the supervisee and the supervisory process and seek consultation as indicated.

Advanced Clinical Skills

  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of current methods of music therapy assessment, treatment, and evaluation.
  • Utilize advanced music therapy methods within one or more theoretical frameworks to assess and evaluate clients’ strengths, needs and progress.


  • Perform and evaluate the results of a comprehensive literature review to identify gaps in knowledge.
  • Conduct research according to ethical principles for protection of human participants, including informed consent, assessment of risk and benefit, and participant selection.