More Than “Name That Tune” Using Music Games in Clinical Settings


Are you in need of some inspiration to help your clients be more involved in sessions? Are you looking for a way to freshen up your sessions with new ideas? More Than ”Name That Tune”: Using Music Games in Clinical Settings will leave you thinking about contemporary and inventive ways to use games in clinical settings.

Participants will explore how to use familiar and unique games, utilize client preferred music, and how to adapt these games to meet a variety of client needs. You will be presented with tools that can be immediately applied to your practice, as well as a newfound confidence for using games with intention and creativity.

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This 3-credit hour course introduces 18 different music based games that can be adapted and applied to many different clinical settings. Participants will be given examples of how to apply these games through templates, demonstrations, and discussions. Through this course, participants will learn how to utilize client preferred music, build rapport, and minimize planning time. Our goal is to help inspire participants to use musical games in their daily practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to utilize games in a clinical setting to build rapport and identify a client’s response to different elements and styles of music. BCD II.B.13
  • Participants will be able to create games and experiences that allow the client to be actively involved in the treatment process. BCD II.D.1
  • Participants will be able to provide one game using an essential element that would generate increased attention from their client(s). BCD II.D.9
  • Participants will learn at least one musical game that they can apply directly to their client’s music therapy goals and learning styles. BCD II.D.12

Additional Info

Enrollment includes access to a Facebook group for participants so that you can ask questions of the course instructors and brainstorm with fellow music therapists about how to utilize the materials in specific settings and with a variety of populations.

To receive course credit (3 CMTE hours), complete the evaluation and post assessment. Access to course materials does not expire.