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M. Utilizing Music as a Primary Source of Intervention: Experiential in Nordoff-Robbins MT
(Event: 2018 AMTA Conference, "Music Therapy for a Growing World")

Nov 15, 2018 7:30 am - Nov 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


This CMTE will provide participants with an array of musical resources, accessible experiences in clinical improvisation, and practical techniques in the flexible use of clinical compositions. Instructors create a supportive learning environment in which participants can renew their relationship to music and apply the self-learning to clinical work with a range of clients. Excerpts will illustrate the use of musical interventions with the many populations served at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy in New York City.


1. Participants will identify at least three principles and practices of the Nordoff-Robbins Model of Music Therapy (II.A.3. d, f;  II.A.4. c-f.)

2. Participants will identify the clinical functions of various elements of music (II.A.5.a-i, o, x, aa, ac)

3. Participants will state ways in which clients’ moment-to-moment responses—instrumental, vocal, physical, verbal and/or emotional—may be incorporated in goal-directed improvisation (II.A. 1. a, b; A.2. u, w, aa, ac, ao, ap, aq, av; A.5. a, d, f, o, r, x, z, aa, ac)


Introduction to basic principles and practices of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy: 30 minutes
Workshop on the clinical functions of various elements of music: 60 minutes
Break: 15 minutes
Clinical examples of moment-to-moment responses in goal-directed improvisations 80 minutes
Break: 20 minutes
Principles and practices of Nordoff-Robbins group music therapy: 80 minutes
Course Evaluation: 15 minutes



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