SOP 04: Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Distinction

Music therapists are trained to competently, safely, and ethically apply evidence-based music interventions in “developmental, rehabilitative, habilitative, medical, mental health, preventive, wellness care, or educational areas.” Music therapists cannot provide service beyond our Scope of Music Therapy Practice, unless we have earned the additional knowledge, skills, and certification to do so. Similarly, “We acknowledge that other professionals may use music, as appropriate, as long as they are working within their scope.” MT-BCs recognize that there will be overlap in services between different healthcare providers; we encourage mutual respect and collaboration to best serve the client. Treatment should integrate those services each clinician is uniquely trained to provide.

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