Lyric analysis in mental health settings

World of wordcraft

Come and learn all about the fabulous receptive method of lyric analysis!

If you're working with neuro-typical adults or adolescents then lyric analysis really needs to be in your toolbox.

Lyric analysis is an incredibly engaging and non-threatening intervention which you can use in a range of settings. But there's far more to this technique than just picking a song and playing it for your clients.

In this entertaining tutorial Danny takes you through a comprehensive process from assessing your client, choosing a song rich in verbiage, universal experience & topography of expression, through to providing several different methods of presenting your song to your client/s for maximum engagement and therapeutic outcome.

As a published author and with years of experience using this method in mental health and addiction settings, join Danny as he shares his love of words and verbal processing though lyric analysis.

This tutorial has been approved for 1 CBMT credit.

Your Instructor

Danny Birt
Danny Birt

Danny Birt has been a music therapist since 2005. A graduate in music therapy and psychology from Loyola University New Orleans with a masters degree in music therapy from Shenandoah University, he is also dual-certified in massage therapy and completed his masters thesis combining the two disciplines in creating an interdisciplinary respiratory systemic protocol for stress management. Through his music therapy career, he has worked in a variety of settings with clients ranging in age from premature infants in the NICU through elders in hospice care. Birt is a published author, editor, and composer, particularly known for his works in speculative fiction in all three areas.

Earn up to 5 CMTE/CPD credits quickly and easily!

This tutorial is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 1 CMTE credit. You can earn the extra credits through completion of the optional bonus content activities.

Music Therapy Online (Provider Number P-218) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Danny. DANNY. DANNY!!! I watched your CEU about lyric analysis. Your CEU should be a mandatory class for any college/university that teaches music therapy. OMG!!! I'll need to watch it several times just to absorb it all. I loved it!!! I'm so happy I was able to view it. Seeing your process in choosing the perfect song is a method I’m adding to my tool box. It will make my lyric analysis activity even more therapeutic and relevant to treatment. I've been doing this since 1999 and have become slightly jaded when learning new stuff outside of Shenandoah University but you were so engaging and actually fun to watch. Although you have the education and resources to back up your teachings, more importantly, at least for me, is that you spoke from experience and the heart.

- Stephen J. Sabados, MMT, MT-BC

I loved the lyrics analysis course. It is very comprehensive as it covers both the practical side of the application as well as evidence-based references. I have been using the techniques I learnt from Danny at work (mental health hospital setting). The techniques are particularly useful in psycho-education and helping patients with developing insights through looking at the lyrics supported by awesome music.

- Vannie Ip-Winfield RMT, NMT

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
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Do I receive a certificate for completing the course?
Yes, absolutely! Once you've finished watching all the video's you're automatically emailed a certificate of completion which you can use to claim your CMTE/CPD credits.
Is this course CBMT approved?
Yes it is! This tutorial is approved for 1 CMTE credit. You can earn extra credits by completing the bonus content activities.