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What is Music Therapy?

“Central to the mission of the journal, is the definition of music therapy: ‘Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program’ (AMTA, 2014e).”

Read the full editorial by Dr. Sheri L. Robb in the inaugural OUP-published issue of Journal of Music Therapy and read a collection of music therapy articles from Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, free until 1 August 2014.

Image credit: Music Therapy PBS Shoot-36. Two music therapy students at University of the Pacific work with students at the Walton Center. Photo by Patrick Giblin. CC BY-NC 2.0 via inkyhack Flickr

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