Capilano University: Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree

The Music Therapy program at Capilano University offers the final three years of training that lead to completion of a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree.  The degree program is designed so that students may enter third year with a variety of backgrounds: music, general arts, education, psychology, or another clinical field, etc. 

Purpose: This program provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop competencies in all areas of music therapy and practice; clinical disorders; assessment, planning, intervention and documentation; improvisation; cultural awareness; counselling skills and group dynamics; and basic research. The program blends academic and experiential course work.  Each semester contains a practicum placement allowing students to apply classroom learning in supervised clinical settings, to design, implement, and evaluate their own treatment programs.  A supervised 1000 hour internship in the fifth year completes the degree and enables the student to apply for accreditation with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. Participants: Students range from 20-60 years of age;  a total of 20 students is accepted each year. Outcomes: Completion of the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree.

Time: 1976 - Ongoing
Location: North Vancouver
Art Modalities: Music Therapy

Stephen Williams, Coordinator
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