Songwriting in Music Therapy Practice

Songwriting is a powerful yet flexible technique. Among many purposes and applications, music therapists write original material to personalize sessions, teach non­musical material or behaviors, and engage in the therapeutic process. A Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC) will help clients write songs to express … Continue readingSongwriting in Music Therapy Practice


Discipline is a process whereby certain relationships (cause-and-effect associations) are established. It is a way of behaving, conducive to productive ends. First, it must be taught (through consistency and contingencies); secondly, it must be learned (i.e., internalized) (Madsen & Madsen, 1998, p. 5). Madsen, C. … Continue readingDiscipline


Bear in mind that we all are teachers, we all are students, and that to “transfer” is the process of moving an object, symbol, or idea from one closed system to another, when the two systems contain similar aspects or some similar relationship, yet retaining … Continue readingTransfer