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Successful Approaches in Working with Older Adults

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The MusicWorx Toolbox course Group Music Therapy Interventions in Working with Older Adults explores techniques for using music therapeutically with the older adult population. By design, music therapists develop and use music tools to encourage social interaction, improve feelings of self-worth, and build sessions that create successful and enjoyable client experiences. Contains several visual aids, suggestions for session props, and song lyrics throughout the resource.

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Credits

SKU: CMTE-011 Category:

What’s Inside This Toolbox

  • 86 single-sided pages
  • 15 detailed relaxation session plans
  • more than 20 handout examples
  • list of articles, at-home exercises, and songs
  • digital files on CD for all handouts

Session Topics

  • Session 1: America
  • Session 2: The Blues
  • Session 3: Christmas
  • Session 4: Fall
  • Session 5: Gardening and Flowers
  • Session 6: Musicals
  • Session 7: Rainy Days
  • Session 8: School Days
  • Session 9: Springtime
  • Session 10: St. Patrick’s Day
  • Session 11: Summertime
  • Session 12: Sunshine and Smiles
  • Session 13: Tasty Tunes
  • Session 14: Valentine’s Day
  • Session 15: Winter

Learning Objectives

References to items on the Board Certification Domains are based on the Practice Analysis Study of 2014. Those registered for the MusicWorx Toolbox course Group Music Therapy Interventions in Working with Older Adults will develop or improve their abilities to use music therapeutically in older adult settings for both individual and group sessions. Participants will learn about implementation and structure of therapy techniques and how to implement the methods in an effective manner.

The MusicWorx Toolbox course Group Music Therapy Interventions in Working with Older Adults addresses these specific competencies in the current Board Certification Domains:

Learning Objective 1
Scope of Practice

Describe four effective music therapy intervention types appropriate for older–adult populations.

I. A. 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, C. 4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15

Learning Objective 2
Scope of Practice

Individualize at least two of the interventions from the book to enhance the effectiveness of therapy.

I. A. 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, C. 4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15

Learning Objective 3
Scope of Practice

Structure music therapy experiences by creating a therapeutic contour within each session via verbal facilitation, sequencing, pacing, etc.

C. 4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15

Learning Objective 4
Scope of Practice

Explain use of cues (visual aids, movements, etc.) to assist communication with an older adult.

I. A. 4e, C. 12, 14, 15, II. A. 5f, g, i, j

About The Author

Barbara Reuer, Phd, LPMT, MT-BC

Career Highlights
  • Music Therapist–Board Certified
  • Neurologic Music Therapist
  • Founder and CEO of MusicWorx Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Founder and CEO of Resounding Joy Inc., San Diego, CA
  • 2008 Recipient of AMTA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Pain Management Award
  • 2008 Recipient of The Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative Pain Management Award

 

Music Interventions Proven by 40 Years’ Clinical Practice

Dr. Reuer is the founder and CEO of MusicWorx Inc., an international clinical training program for music therapy interns as well as provider of workshops and seminars covering wellness, community-building, and stress management, for healthcare professionals, educators, and corporate clients. Dr. Reuer’s vast experience includes more than 40 years of clinical practice in public schools, older-adult facilities, hospices, medical and psychiatric hospitals, corrections facilities, substance abuse and eating disorders programs, and health spas and course instruction at the community college and university level.

Dr. Reuer has served as President of the National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT). She was the year 2000 recipient of the Professional Practice Award from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) for significant contribution to the practice of music therapy. And in 2008, Dr. Reuer received a Lifetime Achievement Award from AMTA.

Dr. Reuer has authored and co-authored several books and articles. Print media feature articles and numerous prestigious publications frequently quote her. She has appeared in several televised interview formats at local, national, and international levels, including the Lifetime Network television series New Attitudes.

Dr. Reuer also is the CEO of Resounding Joy, Inc., a California 501(c)(3) corporation that uses therapeutic and recreational music programs to improve the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities.  Resounding Joy has provided music therapy and recreational music services to more than 85,000 children and adults in the greater San Diego region since 2004. Resounding Joy board-certified staff music therapists and volunteers deliver services through four major programs that target four distinct underserved populations:

User Reviews

This was well organized and easy to put into practice right away. I enjoyed the drumming / instrumental activities.

Laura | October 2009

I just started the first of two required internships for my counseling degree. I am planning to provide services at a shelter for women and children who have been trafficked, who experienced or witnessed domestic violence, and / or who are refugees. I have found myself referring to my MusicWorx Toolbox several times. The MusicWorx experience keeps on giving.

Jen Spivey, MA MT–BC | June 2012

Thank you, Barbara! I think these Toolboxes are great! I am learning a lot . . . .

Jennifer | November 2010