Year of Publication

2016

Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Fine Arts

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Olivia Yinger

Abstract

Music therapists often co-treat with other therapists from related professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. In order to co-treat effectively and obtain referrals for music therapy services, it is important that other professionals have an awareness of the profession of music therapy. University-level professional training program courses are one place where health care professionals may learn about music therapy. The purpose of this study was to see if required textbooks used in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology entry-level courses in Kentucky contain references to music therapy, and if the required textbooks used in music therapy courses likewise contain references to these related health professions. The researcher obtained a list of 192 required textbooks from online course syllabi, online bookstore databases, and email correspondence with course instructors and read through all textbooks to locate references to each of the four disciplines.

Results indicate that there may be some awareness of the profession of music therapy within university-level training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology in Kentucky; however, music therapy textbooks mentioned other disciplines far more than other disciplines’ textbooks mentioned music therapy.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/ETD.2016.450

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