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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Music Therapy (PSY-460)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: explore the history of music therapy as a profession; discuss how music is processed by the brain; analyze the factors between the art of music and the science of therapy; explore the Psychodynamic and Humanistic approaches to music therapy; analyze the evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and music applications; compare the analytical music therapy to the neurological music theory; investigate the development of a model explaining the effects of music on behaviors; explore treatment options of music therapy with children with autism spectrum, speech disorders or sensory deficits; investigate the benefits of music therapy for older adults and women survivors of domestic abuse; and examine the use of music therapy for children and adults in hospitals.


Music Therapy (PSY-460) provides students with a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Students explore psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and examine clinical applications and topics that include autism spectrum disorder, school interventions, brain injury, and trauma.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Music Therapy, or Sociology (2/22).