The following are representative topics that can be adapted to the special interests of workshop participants:

  • Music Therapy and the World Traditions of Music and Healing: A Multicultural Perspective

  •  Music and Imagery

  • Improvisational Music in Individual and Group Psychotherapy

  • Music in Psychodrama

  • Music and Art Therapy

  • Music and Dance Therapy

  • Music and Healing Traditions of the Peruvian Amazon

  • East Meets West: The Applications of Indian Music in Music Therapy

  • Music Therapy with Developmentally Disabled Children

  • Clinically Adapted Musical Instruments for the Physically Handicapped

  •  Music Therapy and Fairy Tales

  • Music Therapy and the Blues and Jazz Improvisation Techniques

  • Orpheus in Hell: The Role and Meaning of Music in the Holocaust

  •  Music Therapy and Pain Management

  • The Mystery of the Musical Savant Syndrome

  • Music Therapy and Death and Dying


Music, art, dance and psychodrama therapists; psychiatrists; psychologists; counselors in individual and group psychotherapy; nurses; social workers; special education teachers and others serving such populations as the developmentally disabled, the visual- and hearing-impaired, the chemically dependent, the aged, hospice workers, and pain clinicians, as well as students in all of these areas and any persons with a general interest in the topics.



  • PowerPoint projection system.
  • Best possible sound system, with auxiliary speakers for quality music listening on CD and audiocassette.
  • VCR and monitor for video presentations (American or PAL system).
  • Variety of percussion instruments for group improvisation, such as metal xylophones, drums, gongs, bells, maracas, triangles, tambourines, rain sticks and cymbals.
  • Drawing paper and colored pencils for each participant.
  • Portable cassette tape recorder to record and play back participant music improvisations.
  • Microphones for larger groups.
  • Quiet settings without distracting noise.