The British Society for Music Therapy explains that there are different approaches to the use of music in therapy. Fundamental to all approaches, however, is the development of a relationship between the client and the therapist. Much of the music is improvised and as a general rule both client and therapist take an active part in the sessions by playing, singing and listening. The therapist does not teach the client to sing or play an instrument. Rather, clients are encouraged to use accessible percussion and ethnic instruments and their own voices to explore the world of sound and to create a musical language of their own. By responding musically, the therapist is able to support and encourage this process. The therapist aims to facilitate positive changes in behaviour and emotional well-being.
Therapists in Malta
Currently there is one fully qualified Music Therapist registered with C.A.T.S. (Malta). Rosetta DeBattista qualified in the UK and is registered with the HPC (Health Professions Council) there. Please click here to see her profile.
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