Music Therapy may be applied in various contexts, such as:
• Educational settings:
Mainstream and special needs schools, hospital educational programs, and business and adult educational programs.
• As part of a healthcare team:
Paediatric and adult clinics, hospitals, geriatric care units, chronic and terminal mental health institutions, ante- and post- natal clinics, and hospices.
• Rehabilitation settings for:
Physical and neurological injuries, mental illness, emotional trauma, and drug and alcohol addiction/problems.
• Correctional services:
Working with prisoners prior to being released – individually and in groups.
• Communication disorders:
Language delays, mutism, hearing impairments, and aphasia.
• Community work:
Youth development programs, programs for disadvantaged children and adults, places of safety, family counseling, community day care centers for children and the elderly, and in HIV/AIDS counseling centers.
• Long-term and palliative care:
In residential and day-care settings utilising short and long term therapeutic programs.
• Private practice:
Individually or as part of a multidisciplinary team, as part of a team of Arts Therapists.