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Study Music Therapy Certification Online; Find a healthier, natural way of treating stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health-related conditions

Discover the wonderful health benefits of music therapy and how it can be applied to everyday living. Our Music Therapy Certification Online gives you all the information you need to deliver therapeutic care to people suffering from physical, emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues.

Our comprehensive Music Therapy Certification Online Course begins by giving an in-depth explanation of what music therapy is, what music therapists do and how they do it. This music course also includes how it is used, and who and what it can help people with (such as aiding those with depression, anxiety, dementia, insomnia and autism, to name but a few), as well as giving a brief history of the practice.

Students will be guided through exercises that with help them understand what it is like for a client undergoing music therapy, giving a practical, first-hand experience.

This Music Therapy Certification Course jumps straight into guiding students through the various models of music therapy and the different approaches that people in the profession take. It will show the breadth of what music therapy can treat by utilizing varying techniques, depending on the client and their condition.

What you will learn with our Music Therapy Course

  • What is Music Therapy?
  • Models of and Approaches to Music Therapy
  • Some Interventions for Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy for Mental Health
  • Music Therapy for Autistic Children
  • Research in Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy and General Medicine
  • Real Life Experiences and Cases

Music Therapy Certification - Requirements

The Music Therapy Certification is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 150 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Music Therapy Certification
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Music Therapy Certification Outline

Module 1 What is Music Therapy?

What Does Music Therapy Mean?

This course has been designed for those individuals who are looking to start their own business in providing music therapy services to clients. In addition to this, it can also serve as a useful source of information for those individuals who wish to know more about this therapy as they either plan to undergo it themselves, or somebody they know, like a friend or a family member, plans to do so.

Listening Exercise

If you wish to be an effective provider of music therapy, it is imperative for you to experience it yourself. This is to help you can gain a better understanding of the subjective experience your clients will undergo, and will allow you to deal with them in a much more effective and clear manner.

A Short History of Music Therapy

If you wish to start your own business of providing music therapy to clients, it is imperative for you to know what the history of this profession is. Albeit a relatively new one in terms of when the term music therapist was actually used to refer to a professional, it is crucial to figure out how this profession came into being.

What is Music Therapy Used for Today?

Music forms a very important part in the lives of most people. Think about how often you or your friends listen to music every single day.

  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Infant Development
  • Sleep Quality

What You Will Learn in This Course?

The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with the basics of music therapy, especially if you are looking to start your own music therapy business in the future. In addition to this, this course can also serve as a useful guide for people who want to know more about the therapy process because they themselves are undergoing music therapy or someone they know, such as a parent, child, spouse, friend or other acquaintance, is undergoing music therapy, since it details the many benefits that music therapy can provide to people and also refers to the evidence that is available for the treatment of certain mental disorders.

Module 2 Models of and Approaches to Music Therapy

1-2-1 Music Therapy

When providing music therapy, it can be done one of two ways: in a group session and an individual or 1-2-1 session. The type of therapy that is chosen depends on the client and what exactly their problems are.

Kinds of Music Therapy

Just as there are several different genres of music, there are also several different types of music therapies. Different genres of music tend to have a different impact on the listener and elicit a different response. For example, before going to bed each night, if you want to listen to music, chances are that you will be listening to something that is soft and mellow in order to help you sleep.

  • Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • Nordoff-Robbins
  • Orff-Schulwerk

Contemporary Frameworks of Music Therapy

Music therapy first become a proper profession in the United States of America, and gradually this practice spread to other Western countries, such as Northern Europe, South America and Australia, and spread from there to Asia. It took a relatively longer time for music therapy to be recognized a proper mode of therapy in Africa.

What Kind of Music can be used for Therapy?

Different types of music tend to have a different impact on us, and they can both make or break our mood. It is well known that music plays an important role in regulating one’s emotional states, and can also determine how much focus we can maintain on something, as well as the way we generally feel.

Module 3 Some Interventions for Music Therapy

Music Does Not Have to Be Rigid

We have been talking about music in relation to how it can be used for therapy. Let’s talk about it for a second without that context. We all listen to different types of music and the type we decide to listen to is usually determined by our mood, the current environment, or a recent event.

  • Importance of Flexibility
  • Flexibility of time
  • Musical Flexibility
  • Flexibility of Expectations

What to Do When Clients Don’t Respond

Many times you will find that your client is not responding well to the music that you are playing or the instruments that you are using during therapy sessions. In such a case, you need to have a plan B at the ready.

Song Writing and Methods

Song writing is the process of making a song. It not only involves writing the lyrics and verses of the song but also its melody and harmony. It can be a complex process and cannot be taught as most songwriters write from their instincts.

How to Know That Song Writing Is Working with Your Clients?

As a therapist, it is imperative for you to know when a technique is working for your client. The same applies to songwriting. It may seem like a creative and innovative technique which just has to work, but that would not always be the case.

Improvisation

Musical improvisation in therapy is when the music therapist starts to make up music extemporaneously. The therapist starts to play a melody or rhythm with an instrument, or sings a song impromptu.

  • Instrumental Referential
  • Instrumental non-referential
  • Song improvisation
  • Vocal non-referential
  • Body improvisations
  • Mixed Media

Music Therapy Group Improvisations

Music therapists like to use improvisation in a group setting. This is because there are a number of advantages for this. Most of the people in the group are not good with communication, social interactions, and sharing. In a group setting, they get to work on these skills with people who are also suffering from the same issues.

Why Improvisation?

Different way of working through issues: Improvisations in music therapy allow people to participate freely and express themselves spontaneously. This creates a unique interaction between the therapist and the client.

Module 4 Music Therapy for Mental Health

Why is Music Therapy a Good Idea?

Mental Health Issues

Music therapy is very useful for treating those who suffer from mental health issues such as depression. Multiple research and clinical studies have confirmed music therapy to be a viable and effective method of treatment for mental health issues including communication and cognitive needs, psychosocial disorders, eating disorders etc.

  • Why is Music Therapy a Good Idea?
  • Core function of the brain
  • Entraining to rhythm
  • Physiological responses to music
  • Emotional responses to music
  • Improvement of attention skills
  • Shared neural circuits as speech
  • Response from infants and children
  • Music enhances learning
  • Music stimulates memory
  • Music as a safe and organized form of therapy

What kinds of mental health issues can be treated?

Music therapy offers various flexible therapeutic approaches, which can be adapted according to your client’s needs. Music therapy can help you to communicate and support a severely psychotic patient to focus on and succeed in simple, organized activities like playing an instrument. In addition, it can facilitate in the development of social skills, relief from anxiety while stimulating structured thinking and physical activity.

  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Music therapy for infant development

Other Behavioral Issues

There can be a variety of causes behind a behavioral disorder. There are three factors to which abnormal behavior associated with these disorders can be traced. These include family, biological and school-related factors. Biological factors may typically include brain damage, malnutrition, disability or physical illness and hereditary factors.

Music Therapy for Behavioral Issues

Music therapy significantly aid in treating of children and adolescents with behavioral disorders. Through music therapy you can provide them with a pleasant and nonthreatening environment to experiment with new experiences.

Module 5 Music Therapy for Autistic Children

An Overview of Autism

Did you know that music therapy has been shown to be particularly useful for treating children who have been diagnosed with autism? In this module, we will explain how music therapy can be beneficial for treating children with autism.

  • Symptoms
  • The Science Behind Autism

How to Use Music Therapy for Autistic Patients?

We already know about the various benefits that music therapy can have for people of all ages who have gone through stressful or traumatic experiences.

Module 6 Research in Music Therapy

Why Is Research in this Area Important?

Research is important in any field be it physics mathematics or biology. It allows people involved in the field to use additional knowledge generated and to come up with new ways of completing tasks.

Some Outstanding Research

Plenty of research has been carried out in the field of music therapy since its inception. Most of this research has been qualitative rather than quantitative. One such study for example, conducted by the Lucanne Magill Bailey Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, tested the benefits of music therapy for cancer patients and their families.

Future of Music Therapy

Music has its own language, a universal language that everyone, irrespective of their origin, can easily understand. Likewise, it also has nostalgic properties that allow you to relive memories and also has healing properties which are explored through music therapy. The medium through which therapists transfer their thoughts are songs, and both perform and teach during therapy sessions.

Module 7 Music Therapy and General Medicine

Music Therapy for Pain Relief

Increasingly, research has proven that music can alleviate physical pain. Music can be an effective pain reliever when used on its own and when used in conjunction with other types of therapy.

Music Therapy and Pain Management

It is agreed that pain is real and physical. But it is different for everyone because it is measured according to that each individual’s perception of it. There is a difference in each individual’s experience with pain because it is in influenced by emotions.

Music Therapy and Acute Pain

Acute pain starts suddenly and is sharp in quality. It usually serves as a warning for the body that a disease or any other kind of health issue is in order.

Music Therapy and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a long-term pain that persists even after the injury has healed. The pain signals in the nervous system remain active for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain has both physical and emotional effects on the patient.

Success Stories for Pain Relief

  • Pain relief for cancer treatment
  • Pain relief from cardiac illness
  • Pain relief during childbirth
  • Pain relief from spinal surgery

Existing Research

A lot of research has been done into the effects of music therapy on pain management. This is because doctors and researchers alike are becoming aware of the plethora of advantages music therapy has on sufferers of pain.

Module 8 Real Life Experiences and Cases

You have gone through an extensive course learning the ins and outs of music therapy. After learning the different aspects of music therapy, now is the time to apply that knowledge. And case studies are a good way to do that.

Music Therapy with Adolescents

Music therapy has found great success in treating adolescents with behavioral or mental health issues. Teenagers can connect to music in more ways than adults sometimes because they are more active listeners of the current music and most of them are involved in playing some kind of instrument.

How does Music Therapy Help Adolescents?

Adolescence can be a difficult time involving the establishment of identity, morality and beliefs, development of sexuality and integration into society.

What happens in a session?

Generally, the young people are free to guide the content of the session, within therapeutic boundaries. Adolescents frequently choose to compose music on a computer, write songs or raps and improvise on musical instruments.

Music Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities

For people who find it difficult to express themselves verbally, music therapy is the best alternative for them. People who have learning disabilities are those who have been found to greatly benefit from music therapy.

Music Therapy for Dementia

Dementia is described as a disease which causes severe memory loss, difficulties in thinking, impaired reasoning and language, and personality changes. Music therapy has been able to help dementia patients in a number of ways.

  • How does Music Therapy Help People with Dementia?
  • What happens in a session?
  • Reasons for referral

Benefits of Music Therapy

  • It promotes verbal and nonverbal expression
  • It increases opportunities for meaningful social interaction
  • It increases levels of cognitive stimulation
  • It promotes the use of unimpaired cognitive functions
  • It enables reminiscence and strengthens self-identity

Music Therapy and Neuro-Disability

Neuro-disability, or neurological disability, is caused by damage to the nervous system. This can result in loss of bodily or mental functions.

Music Therapy for people on the Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder and includes a range of symptoms and disabilities in children. ASD children can suffer from mild to severe disabilities.

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Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 What is Music Therapy?

  • Part 1: What Does Music Therapy Mean?
  • Part 2: Listening Exercise
  • Part 3: A Short History of Music Therapy
  • Part 4: What is Music Therapy Used for Today?
  • Part 5: What You Will Learn in This Course?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Models of and Approaches to Music Therapy

  • Part 1: 1-2-1 Music Therapy
  • Part 2: Kinds of Music Therapy
  • Part 3: Contemporary Frameworks of Music Therapy
  • Part 4: What Kind of Music can be used for Therapy?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Some Interventions for Music Therapy

  • Part 1: Music Does Not Have to Be Rigid
  • Part 2: What to Do When Clients Don’t Respond
  • Part 3: Song Writing and Methods
  • Part 4: How to Know That Song Writing Is Working with Your Clients?
  • Part 5: Improvisation
  • Part 6: Music Therapy Group Improvisations
  • Part 7: Why Improvisation?
  • Part 8: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Music Therapy for Mental Health

  • Part 1: Why is Music Therapy a Good Idea?
  • Part 2: What kinds of mental health issues can be treated?
  • Part 3: Other Behavioural Issues
  • Part 4: Music Therapy for Behavioural Issues
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Music Therapy for Autistic Children

  • Part 1: An Overview of Autism
  • Part 2: How to Use Music Therapy for Autistic Patients?
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Research in Music Therapy

  • Part 1: Why Is Research in this Area Important?
  • Part 2: Some Outstanding Research
  • Part 3: Future of Music Therapy
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Music Therapy and General Medicine

  • Part 1: Music Therapy for Pain Relief
  • Part 2: Success Stories for Pain Relief
  • Part 3: Existing Research
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 Real Life Experiences and Cases

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Music Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Part 3: Music Therapy for Dementia
  • Part 4: Music Therapy and Neuro-Disability
  • Part 5: Music Therapy for people on the Autism Spectrum
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What We Learnt
  • Part 2: Next Steps

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Computer requirements

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Minimum specifications for the computer are:

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Music Therapy Certification Online; Find a healthier, natural way of treating stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health-related conditions

Discover the wonderful health benefits of music therapy and how it can be applied to everyday living. Our Music Therapy Certification Online gives you all the information you need to deliver therapeutic care to people suffering from physical, emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues.

Our comprehensive Music Therapy Certification Online Course begins by giving an in-depth explanation of what music therapy is, what music therapists do and how they do it. This music course also includes how it is used, and who and what it can help people with (such as aiding those with depression, anxiety, dementia, insomnia and autism, to name but a few), as well as giving a brief history of the practice.

Students will be guided through exercises that with help them understand what it is like for a client undergoing music therapy, giving a practical, first-hand experience.

This Music Therapy Certification Course jumps straight into guiding students through the various models of music therapy and the different approaches that people in the profession take. It will show the breadth of what music therapy can treat by utilizing varying techniques, depending on the client and their condition.

What you will learn with our Music Therapy Course

  • What is Music Therapy?
  • Models of and Approaches to Music Therapy
  • Some Interventions for Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy for Mental Health
  • Music Therapy for Autistic Children
  • Research in Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy and General Medicine
  • Real Life Experiences and Cases

Music Therapy Certification - Requirements

The Music Therapy Certification is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 150 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Music Therapy Certification
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Music Therapy Certification Outline

Module 1 What is Music Therapy?

What Does Music Therapy Mean?

This course has been designed for those individuals who are looking to start their own business in providing music therapy services to clients. In addition to this, it can also serve as a useful source of information for those individuals who wish to know more about this therapy as they either plan to undergo it themselves, or somebody they know, like a friend or a family member, plans to do so.

Listening Exercise

If you wish to be an effective provider of music therapy, it is imperative for you to experience it yourself. This is to help you can gain a better understanding of the subjective experience your clients will undergo, and will allow you to deal with them in a much more effective and clear manner.

A Short History of Music Therapy

If you wish to start your own business of providing music therapy to clients, it is imperative for you to know what the history of this profession is. Albeit a relatively new one in terms of when the term music therapist was actually used to refer to a professional, it is crucial to figure out how this profession came into being.

What is Music Therapy Used for Today?

Music forms a very important part in the lives of most people. Think about how often you or your friends listen to music every single day.

  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Infant Development
  • Sleep Quality

What You Will Learn in This Course?

The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with the basics of music therapy, especially if you are looking to start your own music therapy business in the future. In addition to this, this course can also serve as a useful guide for people who want to know more about the therapy process because they themselves are undergoing music therapy or someone they know, such as a parent, child, spouse, friend or other acquaintance, is undergoing music therapy, since it details the many benefits that music therapy can provide to people and also refers to the evidence that is available for the treatment of certain mental disorders.

Module 2 Models of and Approaches to Music Therapy

1-2-1 Music Therapy

When providing music therapy, it can be done one of two ways: in a group session and an individual or 1-2-1 session. The type of therapy that is chosen depends on the client and what exactly their problems are.

Kinds of Music Therapy

Just as there are several different genres of music, there are also several different types of music therapies. Different genres of music tend to have a different impact on the listener and elicit a different response. For example, before going to bed each night, if you want to listen to music, chances are that you will be listening to something that is soft and mellow in order to help you sleep.

  • Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • Nordoff-Robbins
  • Orff-Schulwerk

Contemporary Frameworks of Music Therapy

Music therapy first become a proper profession in the United States of America, and gradually this practice spread to other Western countries, such as Northern Europe, South America and Australia, and spread from there to Asia. It took a relatively longer time for music therapy to be recognized a proper mode of therapy in Africa.

What Kind of Music can be used for Therapy?

Different types of music tend to have a different impact on us, and they can both make or break our mood. It is well known that music plays an important role in regulating one’s emotional states, and can also determine how much focus we can maintain on something, as well as the way we generally feel.

Module 3 Some Interventions for Music Therapy

Music Does Not Have to Be Rigid

We have been talking about music in relation to how it can be used for therapy. Let’s talk about it for a second without that context. We all listen to different types of music and the type we decide to listen to is usually determined by our mood, the current environment, or a recent event.

  • Importance of Flexibility
  • Flexibility of time
  • Musical Flexibility
  • Flexibility of Expectations

What to Do When Clients Don’t Respond

Many times you will find that your client is not responding well to the music that you are playing or the instruments that you are using during therapy sessions. In such a case, you need to have a plan B at the ready.

Song Writing and Methods

Song writing is the process of making a song. It not only involves writing the lyrics and verses of the song but also its melody and harmony. It can be a complex process and cannot be taught as most songwriters write from their instincts.

How to Know That Song Writing Is Working with Your Clients?

As a therapist, it is imperative for you to know when a technique is working for your client. The same applies to songwriting. It may seem like a creative and innovative technique which just has to work, but that would not always be the case.

Improvisation

Musical improvisation in therapy is when the music therapist starts to make up music extemporaneously. The therapist starts to play a melody or rhythm with an instrument, or sings a song impromptu.

  • Instrumental Referential
  • Instrumental non-referential
  • Song improvisation
  • Vocal non-referential
  • Body improvisations
  • Mixed Media

Music Therapy Group Improvisations

Music therapists like to use improvisation in a group setting. This is because there are a number of advantages for this. Most of the people in the group are not good with communication, social interactions, and sharing. In a group setting, they get to work on these skills with people who are also suffering from the same issues.

Why Improvisation?

Different way of working through issues: Improvisations in music therapy allow people to participate freely and express themselves spontaneously. This creates a unique interaction between the therapist and the client.

Module 4 Music Therapy for Mental Health

Why is Music Therapy a Good Idea?

Mental Health Issues

Music therapy is very useful for treating those who suffer from mental health issues such as depression. Multiple research and clinical studies have confirmed music therapy to be a viable and effective method of treatment for mental health issues including communication and cognitive needs, psychosocial disorders, eating disorders etc.

  • Why is Music Therapy a Good Idea?
  • Core function of the brain
  • Entraining to rhythm
  • Physiological responses to music
  • Emotional responses to music
  • Improvement of attention skills
  • Shared neural circuits as speech
  • Response from infants and children
  • Music enhances learning
  • Music stimulates memory
  • Music as a safe and organized form of therapy

What kinds of mental health issues can be treated?

Music therapy offers various flexible therapeutic approaches, which can be adapted according to your client’s needs. Music therapy can help you to communicate and support a severely psychotic patient to focus on and succeed in simple, organized activities like playing an instrument. In addition, it can facilitate in the development of social skills, relief from anxiety while stimulating structured thinking and physical activity.

  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Music therapy for infant development

Other Behavioral Issues

There can be a variety of causes behind a behavioral disorder. There are three factors to which abnormal behavior associated with these disorders can be traced. These include family, biological and school-related factors. Biological factors may typically include brain damage, malnutrition, disability or physical illness and hereditary factors.

Music Therapy for Behavioral Issues

Music therapy significantly aid in treating of children and adolescents with behavioral disorders. Through music therapy you can provide them with a pleasant and nonthreatening environment to experiment with new experiences.

Module 5 Music Therapy for Autistic Children

An Overview of Autism

Did you know that music therapy has been shown to be particularly useful for treating children who have been diagnosed with autism? In this module, we will explain how music therapy can be beneficial for treating children with autism.

  • Symptoms
  • The Science Behind Autism

How to Use Music Therapy for Autistic Patients?

We already know about the various benefits that music therapy can have for people of all ages who have gone through stressful or traumatic experiences.

Module 6 Research in Music Therapy

Why Is Research in this Area Important?

Research is important in any field be it physics mathematics or biology. It allows people involved in the field to use additional knowledge generated and to come up with new ways of completing tasks.

Some Outstanding Research

Plenty of research has been carried out in the field of music therapy since its inception. Most of this research has been qualitative rather than quantitative. One such study for example, conducted by the Lucanne Magill Bailey Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, tested the benefits of music therapy for cancer patients and their families.

Future of Music Therapy

Music has its own language, a universal language that everyone, irrespective of their origin, can easily understand. Likewise, it also has nostalgic properties that allow you to relive memories and also has healing properties which are explored through music therapy. The medium through which therapists transfer their thoughts are songs, and both perform and teach during therapy sessions.

Module 7 Music Therapy and General Medicine

Music Therapy for Pain Relief

Increasingly, research has proven that music can alleviate physical pain. Music can be an effective pain reliever when used on its own and when used in conjunction with other types of therapy.

Music Therapy and Pain Management

It is agreed that pain is real and physical. But it is different for everyone because it is measured according to that each individual’s perception of it. There is a difference in each individual’s experience with pain because it is in influenced by emotions.

Music Therapy and Acute Pain

Acute pain starts suddenly and is sharp in quality. It usually serves as a warning for the body that a disease or any other kind of health issue is in order.

Music Therapy and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a long-term pain that persists even after the injury has healed. The pain signals in the nervous system remain active for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain has both physical and emotional effects on the patient.

Success Stories for Pain Relief

  • Pain relief for cancer treatment
  • Pain relief from cardiac illness
  • Pain relief during childbirth
  • Pain relief from spinal surgery

Existing Research

A lot of research has been done into the effects of music therapy on pain management. This is because doctors and researchers alike are becoming aware of the plethora of advantages music therapy has on sufferers of pain.

Module 8 Real Life Experiences and Cases

You have gone through an extensive course learning the ins and outs of music therapy. After learning the different aspects of music therapy, now is the time to apply that knowledge. And case studies are a good way to do that.

Music Therapy with Adolescents

Music therapy has found great success in treating adolescents with behavioral or mental health issues. Teenagers can connect to music in more ways than adults sometimes because they are more active listeners of the current music and most of them are involved in playing some kind of instrument.

How does Music Therapy Help Adolescents?

Adolescence can be a difficult time involving the establishment of identity, morality and beliefs, development of sexuality and integration into society.

What happens in a session?

Generally, the young people are free to guide the content of the session, within therapeutic boundaries. Adolescents frequently choose to compose music on a computer, write songs or raps and improvise on musical instruments.

Music Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities

For people who find it difficult to express themselves verbally, music therapy is the best alternative for them. People who have learning disabilities are those who have been found to greatly benefit from music therapy.

Music Therapy for Dementia

Dementia is described as a disease which causes severe memory loss, difficulties in thinking, impaired reasoning and language, and personality changes. Music therapy has been able to help dementia patients in a number of ways.

  • How does Music Therapy Help People with Dementia?
  • What happens in a session?
  • Reasons for referral

Benefits of Music Therapy

  • It promotes verbal and nonverbal expression
  • It increases opportunities for meaningful social interaction
  • It increases levels of cognitive stimulation
  • It promotes the use of unimpaired cognitive functions
  • It enables reminiscence and strengthens self-identity

Music Therapy and Neuro-Disability

Neuro-disability, or neurological disability, is caused by damage to the nervous system. This can result in loss of bodily or mental functions.

Music Therapy for people on the Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder and includes a range of symptoms and disabilities in children. ASD children can suffer from mild to severe disabilities.

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Module 1 What is Music Therapy?

  • Part 1: What Does Music Therapy Mean?
  • Part 2: Listening Exercise
  • Part 3: A Short History of Music Therapy
  • Part 4: What is Music Therapy Used for Today?
  • Part 5: What You Will Learn in This Course?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 Models of and Approaches to Music Therapy

  • Part 1: 1-2-1 Music Therapy
  • Part 2: Kinds of Music Therapy
  • Part 3: Contemporary Frameworks of Music Therapy
  • Part 4: What Kind of Music can be used for Therapy?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 Some Interventions for Music Therapy

  • Part 1: Music Does Not Have to Be Rigid
  • Part 2: What to Do When Clients Don’t Respond
  • Part 3: Song Writing and Methods
  • Part 4: How to Know That Song Writing Is Working with Your Clients?
  • Part 5: Improvisation
  • Part 6: Music Therapy Group Improvisations
  • Part 7: Why Improvisation?
  • Part 8: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 Music Therapy for Mental Health

  • Part 1: Why is Music Therapy a Good Idea?
  • Part 2: What kinds of mental health issues can be treated?
  • Part 3: Other Behavioural Issues
  • Part 4: Music Therapy for Behavioural Issues
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 Music Therapy for Autistic Children

  • Part 1: An Overview of Autism
  • Part 2: How to Use Music Therapy for Autistic Patients?
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 Research in Music Therapy

  • Part 1: Why Is Research in this Area Important?
  • Part 2: Some Outstanding Research
  • Part 3: Future of Music Therapy
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 Music Therapy and General Medicine

  • Part 1: Music Therapy for Pain Relief
  • Part 2: Success Stories for Pain Relief
  • Part 3: Existing Research
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 Real Life Experiences and Cases

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Music Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Part 3: Music Therapy for Dementia
  • Part 4: Music Therapy and Neuro-Disability
  • Part 5: Music Therapy for people on the Autism Spectrum
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Course Overview

  • Part 1: What We Learnt
  • Part 2: Next Steps

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