How can music therapy help adults with mental health
Music therapy can:
Promote strong communication skills -
reduce non-effective or harmful communication patterns
Facilitate anger management & support mindfulness-
prevent self-harm or other violent behaviors; increase sense of center and groundedness
Develop healthy coping skills -
avoid unhealthy habits & create new pathways
Empower through autonomy, increase self-esteem, & support emotional expression -
provide a safe space to develop self-awareness & insights
Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth -
decrease use of expensive pharmacological drugs by increasing natural dopamine release through music
What could music therapy services look like at your facility?
Music therapy services could look like:
Individual sessions held weekly or biweekly
Group sessions held weekly or biweekly (with up to 15 members)
Songwriting or Beat-Making workshops held weekly, bi-weekly, or as a series
Group Wellness series or support groups
Jam Band practice held weekly, biweekly, or as a series
how can Marigold benefit your treatment/ mental health facility?
Marigold can help you:
Rank above competitors
by advertising your facility's effective & successful music therapy services
on pharmacological drugs & costly pain medications
Create an enviable work-environment
by promoting agency morale & increasing employee retention rates
Provide exceptional care
by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy
Leave a lasting, meaningful impact
on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve
Why use a Board-Certified Music Therapist?
rather than a non-certified musician?
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working within mental health care.
- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like improving communication skills & promoting healthy coping habits.
- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like grief & trauma, that can be easily triggered by music.
- MT-BC's understand the varying processes mental health and/or substance abuse disorders, & design their music interventions on evidence-based research to address individualized needs.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.
- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a performance or "sing-a-long."
- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music that they assume participants will like.
- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.
- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate staff on how to best utilize music for day-to-day experiences.
- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a non-music therapist, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy.
Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist?