This course is designed to further the working Neurologic Music Therapist's clinical skills. Students practice NMT techniques while working in their selected populations. Students also correspond with the course instructor regarding the implementation of NMT techniques to meet functional goals.
This course can be applied towards:
Information provided in MU 590N (Workshop - Neurologic Music Therapy) and MU 648 (Neuroscience/Music Foundations in Therapy) will be necessary for this clinic-based course.
Information provided in the NMT Training Workshop and MU 648 (Neuroscience/Music Foundations in Therapy) will be necessary for this clinic-based course.
Students are required to have access to a video camera and a clinical population in which they can videotape for this course.
Textbook and Materials
No textbooks are required for this course.
Sarah Johnson received her MM degree in music therapy from Colorado State University (1989), and her BS degree in music therapy from the University of Minnesota (1984). She currently is the clinical supervisor for the undergraduate music therapy students at CSU, and co-coordinates the community therapeutic outreach program of the Center for Biomedical Research in Music (CBRM).
Sarah has presented on Neurologic Music Therapy on the state, regional and national levels as well as in Canada, Japan and South Korea. In addition to her work at CSU, Sarah is the neurologic music therapist for the In-patient Rehabilitation and Out-patient Children's Therapy Services of Poudre Valley Hospital, programs that she created over 20 years ago. The American Music Therapy Association recently awarded Sarah the "Professional Practice Award," which recognizes "a significant contribution to the profession by utilizing special skills and/or knowledge in therapeutic practice, clinical supervision, education and/or administration."