This practicum course is focused on working with children and youth. Previous course material related to children is reviewed and integrated in this practicum, including normal child development and a range of clinical conditions found in children, and Developmental Music Therapy, Creative Music Therapy and Burke's MakeMusic approach. Students also reflect on their personal experiences of childhood and of working with children before entering the program, to assist them in creating their own unique therapeutic approaches and to heighten their awareness of their own and their clients' transference. Weekly seminars develop therapeutic awareness and clear written and interpersonal communication, and always include collegial sharing of effective approaches and clinical challenges and reflection.
Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).
|Fall 2020 onwards