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evidence-based interventions

STEP 2: CREATING GOALS

 - Goals
 - Objectives
 - Treatment plan

The client and music therapist work together to determine long-term goals. To meet these goals, the music therapist develops an individualized treatment plan with short-term objectives. Goals are non-musical, meaning that skills learned in sessions are transferable to the real world.

what DOES THE 

music therapy PROCESS 

LOOK LIKE?

  • Therapeutic Singing
  • Instrument Play
  • ​Group Music Making
  • Group Drumming
  • Songwriting
  • Lyric Analysis
  • Verbal Processing
  • Music & Movement
  • Guided Imagery
  • Music-Assisted Relaxation​​
​Watch our MT-BC's in Action! 
STEP 1: ASSESSMENT

- Questionnaire
 - Baseline Functionality
 - Strengths
 - Weaknesses

Music therapy services begin with the assessment process. A music therapist will observe the client’s responses to interventions to gain understanding of the client’s baseline functionality, strengths and weaknesses. The assessment may include a questionnaire and/or discussion about specific difficulties or areas of concern.

STEP 4: reassessment or termination

 - Address existing concerns
 - Address new concerns
 - Discontinue services – “You did it!”

When the client has achieved his or her goals, the client and music therapist will discuss new options such as: 1) setting new, more challenging goals; 2) use new-found strengths to address other concerns; or 3) discontinue music therapy services.

See some of these interventions with our clients:​​

listen to former fcmt music therapist

Madison Whelan, mm, mt-bc

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STEP 3: treatment phase

 - Track progress
 - Make adjustments
 - Achieve goals!

Let the music therapy begin! The client and music therapist now begin working to achieve the goals. Common interventions may include lyric analysis, guided relaxation, therapeutic singing and instrument playing to facilitate specific movements, and many more. The therapist tracks the client’s progress along the way. During this time, the MT-BC constantly monitors the client’s responses and will make adjustments along the way. 

The mUSIC tHERAPY prOCESS

IS DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE RESULTS QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY, TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL CLIENT  

listen to former fcmt music therapist

laura kay faustino, mm, mt-bc

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