Clinical Work

Music therapists regularly interact with individuals and communities who are in some way in the minority. Whether due to disability, circumstance, or some other reason, it’s part of our professional and ethical responsibility to be informed about and sensitive to the needs of these communities. In this 58th episode of the Music Therapy Round Table […]


A board certified music therapist can work across developmental domains, ages, and settings. This diversity is one of the unique features of our field. It also makes it very hard to teach everything during the education and clinical training portion of a music therapist’s career. In fact, it’s very common for a music therapist to […]


Initiating the music therapy treatment process takes a significant amount of work involving music therapy assessment, goal setting, rapport building, and treatment planning. However, one element of the process that always happens but is not highlighted is treatment termination. This concept encompasses not only handling the logistics of ending music therapy treatment, but also the […]


Episode 52: The Art of Processing

by MTRT on March 11, 2014

The usual steps a therapist takes with a client are: assessment, treatment planning, conducting the session, recording results… and repeat.    Processing the session, and looking at interactions that happen within the session, are a way for the therapist to learn more about the client, about themselves and about the role that music is playing in […]

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This 51st episode of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we are excited to invite music therapist Matt Logan to the show. Matt earned two degrees in music therapy from the University of Iowa before moving to the San Francisco Bay area, where he currently works at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Matt is also the brains […]


Music Therapy is an effective treatment for people of all ages. Usually music therapists are specialized based on the population of the person; some of those populations include: people diagnosed with intellectual delays, hospital patients, early intervention or school aged children, folks receiving hospice care, individuals diagnosed with psychiatric needs and people living in assisted […]

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