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MU 399 Music Therapy

This introduction course provides an overview on how music therapy is used to address clinical needs of children and adults affected by mental health disorders. Topics will include: a history of music therapy, key approaches and current perspectives in the field, using music as a self-reflective practice, benefits of music for self-care. An experiential component will introduce active and receptive music based interventions. Lectures will outline clinical examples and vignettes from recent music therapy literature. Current research into music therapy and mental health will be examined. This course is open to anyone interested in learning more about the work that music therapists.  Students will be able to explore in theory and practice the effects of music on mental, physical and emotional.

Note: This course is crosslisted as PS 399.