I felt led to take an intro course in Music Therapy this fall at a secular university (with the rest of my courses at a Catholic school).
I want to make absolutely certain it entails more than, “Patient had a favorite song. I played it for him. He felt better. I sent him a bill for therapy services,” so I’m likely to be overly suspicious of all claims made in the class.
At the same time, I know in my heart (but can’t prove yet) that the gift of music ranks right up there in importance with the Rosary in terms of therapeutic value. Can I get a Christian perspective on this…ideally from a practitioner or patient, or someone with a music ministry?