Music Therapy

Music therapy is a therapeutic field that harnesses the power of music to achieve various goals in the emotional, motor, and cognitive spheres. Music therapists use unique therapeutic tools from the musical realm, including instrument playing, singing, and guided listening to achieve these goals. Research in this field engages in developing new work models with different sensitive populations, testing their efficacy, and examining how patients, therapists, and trainee students—future music therapists—experience these models. There are varied research methods in this field, including quantitative and qualitative research and mixed-methods research. At BIU’s Music Therapy program, scholars conduct vibrant and widespread research with their students, who write their theses and doctorate under their instruction.