Strategies and Applications for Medical Settings


MusicWorx Toolbox: Strategies and Applications for Medical Settings, Third Edition focuses on approaches to using music therapeutically in a variety of medical settings, including inpatient and outpatient facilities. From cover to cover, this Toolbox offers a wealth of field-tested ideas and sample forms to be adapted to any setting. By design, music therapists develop and use music tools to address needs of patients at the bedside. Downloadable files enable music therapists to customize existing forms or develop specialized forms at the click of a mouse.

All MusicWorx Toolbox Self-Study Courses are approved by the CBMT for 15 Continuing Music Therapy Education ( CMTE ) credits. MusicWorx Inc., #P-097, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

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SKU CMTE-006 Category

What’s Inside This Toolbox

    • 84 single-sided pages
    • English and Spanish lyrics
    • documentation tool
  • digital form download (included with CMTEs)


  1. Introduction
  2. Music Rx Tip: Handouts for Medical Staff
    What is Music Therapy?
    Reasons for Music Therapy Referrals ( two different formats )
  3. Music Rx Tip: Documentation Examples
    Documentation Examples for Medical Settings
  4. Music Rx Tip: Top Song Lists
    Top 40 Song List
    Top 40 Under-Age-40 Song List
    Top 45 Older-Adult Song List
    Top 60 Classic Rock Song List
    Top 70 Under-Age-30 Song List
    Songs and Fill-in-the-Blank Samples
  5. Music Rx Tip: Relaxation Tools and Strategies
  6. Music Rx Tip: Sample Introductions for Music and Imagery Scripts
    Scripts for Energizing and Relaxation
    Energizing Exercise 1: When You’re Smilin’!
    Energizing Exercise 2: Rhythm Improvisation
    Relaxation Exercise 1: The 60-Second Break
    Relaxation Exercise 2: Humming
    Patient Handouts
    Using Music for Pain Management and Treatment of Side Effects
    Music Listening for Relaxation: Techniques
    Music Listening for Relaxation: Tips
    Positive Affirmations for Wholeness
    Using Your Voice for Relaxation
    Recommended Music for Relaxation
    Music for Healing and Wellness
  7. Music Rx Tip: Record the Session
  8. Appendix A
    Documentation Tool
    Music Therapy Brochures in English and Spanish
    Prescription Pad
    “Sorry I Missed You” Note
  9. Appendix B
    Operational Definitions for Medical Documentation (Adult and Child)
    Quality of Life Model for Music Therapy
    Pain, Anxiety, and Nausea Scales
    English / Spanish Flash Cards

Additional information

15 CMTE Credits

Included, Not Included


PDF, Spiral-Bound Print


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