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MUSIC THERAPY

Music therapists promote health and support growth and development for people of all ages and levels of ability by engaging them in music experiences that impact the body, mind, and emotions. Music therapy emphasizes the use of music - through recreating, composing, improvising or listening to music as the impetus for change, while addressing the individual needs of each person.  

Music Therapy and
Substance Use Disorders

Music therapy is uniquely situated to benefit individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Often called upon in conjunction with, or as an alternative to traditional talk therapy, music therapy offers myriad entry points to healing. Affording empowerment, insight, emotional release and problem solving, music therapy takes many forms. With therapeutic aims such as developing healthy relationships, creating outlets for self-expression, and increasing self-acceptance, clients may engage in learning an instrument, songwriting, guided relaxation and visualization, improvisation, therapeutic singing and song communication. Prior music study is not necessary to benefit from music therapy.

Music Therapy at
Purdue University Fort Wayne

Music therapists promote health and support growth and development for people of all ages and levels of ability by engaging them in music experiences that impact the body, mind, and emotions. Learn to focus therapeutic music processes to help clients overcome limitations, build healthier relationships, access their own empowerment, and live their best lives. Be a musician who makes a difference in quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

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