I was thrilled to find that I could begin the Master’s Degree program at the lower level and complete my certification at Immaculata University. I was then able to complete the upper level course work to complete my Master’s Degree in music therapy. I received excellent supervision and opportunities for practicum trainings and I supported in developing a site for internship. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend the program!Abigail Peace, MA., MT-BC
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Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy
This course provides an overview of the theory, literature, and practice of vocal and instrumental models and methods of individual and group improvisation as they relate to advanced clinical practice. Pertinent clinical improvisation techniques will be presented and practiced in class. Students will learn to assess and evaluate individual and group levels of functioning in order to structure and facilitate 93 improvisations to treat various populations, taking into consideration their cultures, ages, functioning levels, and therapeutic needs.
Music Biofeedback Research
Students are trained in fundamental concepts of bio-guided music therapy, providing a rationale and theoretical basis for understanding how music therapy treatments affect the physiological manifestations of stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, ADHD, and other disorders. In workshop format, students participate in live experiences to create musical environments and measure real-time physiological output of muscle tension, heart-rate, skin conductance and EEG brainwaves.
Client Assessment in Music Therapy
Students advance their knowledge of client assessment in music therapy, survey the music therapy assessment literature and design an assessment tool relevant to their clinical practice.
Songs in Psychotherapy
This course provides an overview of the theory, literature, and practice of the use of pre-composed, composed, and improvised songs in individual and group psychotherapy. Students will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and evaluate clients using advanced techniques that incorporate song forms. Students will develop methods for the use of receptive and creative techniques with songs with different populations, cultures, and in various clinical settings from sing-a-longs and supportive therapy to group and individual psychodynamic therapy.
Grant Writing in Music Therapy
This course introduces students to the basics of grantsmanship to fund both music therapy programs and research. Students practice their skills through preparing an original proposal to submit to a funding agency. Instruction will include strategies to search for and match programs/projects with appropriate funders, finding collaborators, writing a strong proposal, and preparing compelling presentations to potential funders.
Integration of Verbal and Music Skills
Students further their knowledge of integrating verbal dialogue and music interventions in music therapy clinical practice. Students develop a range of verbal techniques through experiential exercises and learn to verbally process musical interventions related to singing, improvising, composing, and receptive experiences in music therapy. A range of theoretical perspectives are presented to contextualize verbal processing in music therapy.
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