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.

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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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For music therapists in the US & Canada this tutorial covers the following CBMT domains:

B Assessment - 4c, k. 7. 10. 13a.
C Interpret Assessment Information & Communicate results - 3.
D Treatment Planning 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16.
A Implementation
1. a. b. c. d. e. h.
2. a.. b. c.. e. f.. g. k. l. o. q. s. u. w. x. y. ag. aj. ak. an. ao. ap. aq. at. av. ba.
3. b. f.
4. e. I.
5. b. g. h. k. l. m. n. r. s. t. v. x. ab.
B Safety - 2. 3.
A Documentation - 1. 2. 3.
B Evaluation - 1. 7.
A Professional Development - 3.
B Professional Responsibilities - 3. 4. 9.