March is Music Therapy Month

March is Music Therapy Month

The Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy is pleased to announce that Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed March 2012 as “Music Therapy Month” in Wisconsin.

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individuals goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. As an established healthcare profession, music therapy uses msuci to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music theapy interventions can be designed to:

• Promote wellnessManage stress
• Alleviate pain
• Express feelings
• Enhance memory
• Improve communication
• Promote physical rehabilitation

More than one hundred board-certified music therapists practice at over eighty facilities statewide. Wisconsin is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Cliare and Alverno College, which have produced a number of music therapy alumni through their well-established degree programs founded in 1969 and 1950 respectively.

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