Intro to Music Therapy

Entry level- 3 CE | taught by Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa, MMT, MT-BC
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Natalia  Alvarez-Figueroa, MMT, MT-BC
Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa, MMT, MT-BC

About the instructor

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Natalia came to Philadelphia as an undergraduate transfer. Originally having studied music education for two years, life took a turn that lead her to music therapy. Natalia finished her undergraduate degree in music therapy, with a concentration in classical voice, at Temple University. Immediately after, she pursued her graduate degree in Music therapy as well. Natalia has worked within the field of trauma since her undergraduate internship, and has been a board certified music therapist for over five years. Natalia has complete training in Trauma Focused CBT, and is a bilingual professional.

This course is designed to benefit creative minded clinicians who aim to expand their clinical interventions, while practicing ethically within their skills and expertise. This course includes a definition of music therapy,as well as the different types of music therapy interventions. Each music therapy intervention type will be defined and illustrated with an experiential. The course will conclude with two short case samples, to demonstrate how the interventions can be applied throughout the course of treatment.

Session Learning Objectives

•To demonstrate that you gained an understanding of the music therapy definition

•To demonstrate you can identify the different types of music therapy interventions

•Highlight a clear understanding of music as therapy vs. music in therapy, promoting ethical implementations of interventions 

•To demonstrate understanding of general music driven interventions you can safely implement in your clinical practice.

•To demonstrate the importance of making music together as a group, demonstrating a short moment of practical use of music to promote a sense of community in groups.

Course is a self-paced learning experience which includes a recorded training, powerpoint, closing sample activity, quiz and evaluation. all which must be completed to recieve certificate. This course is non-interactive.

Course Outline

Video Study Guide

Introductio20:24 mins
  • Introduction 
  • History & Definition MT.pdf
  • History & Definition MT
  • Education.pdf
  • Education MT

Overview of Music Therapy


    • Types of Music Experience.pdf
    • Types of Music Experiences
    • Therapuetic Agent in MT.pdf
    • Therapuetic Agent in MT
    • Areas and level of practice in MT.pdf
    • Areas and levels of practice in MT

Music Therapy in Practice


    • Experiential_MTin Practice
    • Receptive- Lay this burden down
    • Improvisation- free or structure
    • Composing A Song
    • Audio of Creation and Performance



    • Cultural Assumption and Closing
    • Closing Song and comments
    • Reference

Closing Requirements

    • Introduction Music Therapy
    • Evaluation Form

Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training and course evaluation.

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Social workers participating in these course will receive continuing education clock hours based on the course description. Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training, and course evaluation.

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Course Contents

13 Videos
1 Quiz
1 Survey
2 Texts
1 Audio
12 Presentations
3.0 hrs