Course are listed in the number order, not necessarily the order they are taken.
Voice (3631,3632) 1 credit each: Two semester course for music therapy
majors only. Students will learn the following skills: how to use their voices appropriately
and safely in clinical situations; how to elicit singing responses
from various client populations based on vocal characteristics;
and how to sing standard clinical repertoire by memory.
Piano (3633,3634) 1 credit each: Two-semester course. Students learn
how to use the piano for leading sessions and how to play various
accompanying styles suitable for different client groups in music
Guitar (3635,3636) 1 credit each: Two-semester course. Students will
learn different accompanying styles, and various chord changes
used for work with the various populations encountered in music
Fieldwork in Music Therapy (3689). 2 credits each. Students work as apprentices, learning skills in observation, session planning and patient interaction through music therapy while under joint supervision of an on-site professional music therapist and academic faculty.
Overview (4611) 3 credits: An introduction to music therapy theory
and practice. Clinical case studies will be used to illustrate general
principles of assessment, goal planning, treatment, and evaluation.
Therapy Foundations (4613) 3 credits: An examination of philosophical,
psychological, musicological, biological and sociological foundations for the use
of music as therapy.
Music Therapy (4614) 3 credits: An examination of music therapy practice with psychiatric populations (e.g., schizophrenia, affective disorders,
PTSD), with laboratory training in how to design and implement
music experiences to meet therapeutic goals.
Music Therapy (4616) 3 credits: An examination of music therapy methods used with children who have developmental problems (e.g., mental retardation,
learning disabilities, autism, behavior problems, sensory disorders) with
laboratory training in how to design and implement music experiences
to meet therapeutic needs.
Therapy Ethics (4618) 2 credits: An examination of ethical issues
in music therapy practice, research, education, and supervision.
Music Therapy (4619) 3 credits: An examination of music therapy treatment in physical rehabilitation treatment ( e.g, brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, neuromotor disease) and in medical issues (surgery, diabetes, cancer, AIDS) with laboratory training in how to design
and implement music experiences to meet therapeutic goals.
Music Therapy Experience I: Creative Methods (4641) 1 credit, A course where students experience creative methods of music therapy and explore their therapeutic potential.
Music Therapy Experience II: Recreative Methods (4642) 1 credit. A course where students experience recreative methods of music therapy and explore their therapeutic potential.
Music Therapy Experience III: Receptive Methods (4643) 1 credit. A course where students experience receptive methods of music therapy and explore their therapeutic potential.
Therapy Clinical Internship (4685) 1-6 credits: This internship is the culmination of the student's education prior to certification. Students work as apprentice
music therapists under joint supervision of an on-site professional
music therapist and academic faculty. Students gradually assume full responsibility for all aspects of music therapy clinical work at the training site. A weekly seminar at Temple is required.
Music Therapy Research (4696) 3 credits: An introduction to qualitative and quantitative research in music therapy.