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This subject will provide information about applications of music therapy with adult clients. Lecture topics will include a range of mental illnesses, disabilities and diseases typically found in working with adults in psychiatric, rehabilitation and geriatric settings. The theory of music therapy approaches with these client groups will be covered, as well as research findings in relation to this work. Appropriate music therapy methods will be discussed in context of current practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate extensive knowledge of music therapy research with adult clients;
- Critically appraise therapeutic approaches relative to the health needs of adult clients;
- Design music therapy programs for adult clients based on analysis of assessment information.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
- Skills in accessing current research from international databases, web sites, journals and texts;
- The ability to analyse and critique literature;
- High level academic writing skills.
Last updated: 6 December 2019