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.
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.
Preview1. Introduction, overview & learning outcomes (4:20)
Start2. Needing a song for lyric analysis: Assessment & goals (3:51)
Start3. Finding songs for lyric analysis: Where can you go? (3:12)
Start4. Evaluating a song: What makes a great song for lyric analysis? (8:09)
Start5. Preparing a song: Choosing the tone of the song (7:00)
Start6. Presenting a song for lyric analysis: Visual, aural and kinesthetic learners (4:21)
Start7.1 Analyzing the song: Prefacing the song for personal reflection or group processing (2:21)
Start7.2 Analyzing the song: Universality of experience (11:07)
Start7.3 Analyzing the song: Personalising the song (5:23)
Start7.4 Analyzing the song: Timeline of recovery (7:42)
Start7.5 Analyzing the song: Exploring extremity through juxtaposition (7:33)
Start8. Alternate lyric analysis: Using client-preferred music for lightning analysis (2:48)
Start9. Summary & bonus content (2:38)
- Stephen J. Sabados, MMT, MT-BC
- Vannie Ip-Winfield RMT, NMT