Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed
professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive
interventions with people of all ages and ability levels to address
their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory
and spiritual needs. Please click here for listings of music therapy clinical settings and populations served, and the CBMT Scope of Practice for music therapy.
CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to
practice music therapy nationally. Since 1986 it has been fully
accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Over 4,000 music therapists have attained the MT-BC credential,
and now participate in a program of recertification designed to
maintain or increase initial competence in the profession of music
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Certification Board for Music Therapists
506 E. Lancaster Ave, Suite 102
Downingtown, PA 19335