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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Within the philosophy of “music psychotherapy,” our Master of Music Therapy program provides a creative learning environment for you to develop your clinical musicianship and psychotherapy skills as well as the safe and effective use of self through reflexive practices and clinical work.

Qualified and experienced music therapists supervise all placements. Audio, video and editing facilities at Laurier enable you to conduct music therapy assessments and analyze clinical improvisation-psychotherapeutic processes.

This program develops your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Music Psychotherapy assessment: MU503
  • Music Psychotherapy foundations: Theories, Approaches, Techniques & Interventions (MU501, MU505, MU602)
  • Music Psychotherapy skills: Clinical improvisation, song-writing, therapeutic music listening, clinical listening, verbal counseling (MU502, MU506, MU601, SK522)
  • Safe and effective use of self in reflexive practices: musical, verbal and artistic processes (MU507, MU607, SK621)
  • Ethics and professional practice: professionalism, code of ethics, cultural awareness of difference, context and community (MU503, SK522, MU607, SK621)
  • Group analytic music therapy: group analysis, group processes and psychotherapy theories (MU505, MU507, MU607)
  • Clinical improvisation: clinical musicianship, diverse musical styles and genres (MU502, MU506, MU601)
  • Music Psychotherapy clinical experience: clinical placements in facility and community settings (MU504, MU508, MU603, MU604, MU610)
  • Clinical supervision: models and theories of verbal and musical supervision (MU607, MU504, MU508, MU603, MU604, MU610)
  • Music therapy research: qualitative inquiry, clinical research, arts-based research, major research paper (MU606, MU609)
  • Practice and theory: creative scholarship, interdisciplinary theories in music therapy, music psychotherapy, psychotherapy, and music medicine (MU501, MU505, MU602)

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