Music Therapy Course

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What Will You Learn?

Whether you are interested in music therapy services yourself or know someone who is planning to visit a music therapist and want to understand what is involved then this course is a great platform to build your knowledge.

This fascinating course begins by giving an in-depth explanation of what music therapy is, what music therapists do and how they do it. This 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. Here students are guided through an exercise that with help them to understand what it is like for a client undergoing music therapy; giving a practical, first-hand experience.

The Music Therapy Course jumps straight into guiding students through the various models of music therapy and the different approaches that people in the profession take. This shows the breadth of what music therapy can treat by utilising varying techniques, depending on the client and their condition. As music therapy has deep historical roots, the module goes on to discuss the contemporary frameworks and the different types of music used in order to treat various conditions.

This type of treatment is less rigid than some and it is the job of the music therapist to adapt to individual clients and what they respond to, this module discusses the importance of flexibility in this role. Also discussed here is songwriting, and how this can be useful. You will be given sample activities to try out and shown how to use improvisation in music therapy.

You will discover the different mental health and behavioural issues that music therapy can be used to treat, the course lists the advantages of using this therapy for treatment.

As previously mentioned, music therapy has been around for a very long time. This said, there is still a lot of current research going on in this area. The course talks about the use of music therapy in the relief of pain and the research that has taken place in this area.

The Music Therapy Course provides a small summary of each module and provides some next steps that students can take on this therapy journey.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: An Overview of Autism
  • Part 2: How to Use Music Therapy for Patients with Autism
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Part 1: Why Is Research in this Area Important?
  • Part 2: Some Outstanding Research
  • Part 3: Future of Music Therapy
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Part 1: Music Therapy for Pain Relief
  • Part 2: Success Stories for Pain Relief
  • Part 3: Existing Research
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • 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
  • Part 1: What We Learnt
  • Part 2: Next Steps
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is ideal for those who are interested in a career in music therapy but are unsure whether to commit their time and finances to a full Music Therapist Qualification. It will be of particular interest to musicians considering music therapy as a full-time career or as an addition to other commitments. Therapists, psychologists, teachers, counsellors, coaches, carers, nurses, and social workers will all benefit from what the course offers, providing they have a background in music.

The Music Therapy Course is also a useful source of information for those who are planning to see a music therapist, or knows someone who does, and would like to understand more about it.

Music Therapy as a Career

To work as a registered Music Therapist, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC). You can only register if you have completed a master’s qualification accredited by the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and recognised by the HCPC.
Click here for more information.

Accreditations

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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