EMT is a patient-centered, trauma-informed intervention that encompasses the utilization of the metaphoric and associative properties of live music to modulate patient, caregiver, and staff’s perception of the hospital milieu as a potentially hostile environment. This workshop will provide theoretical, mechanistic, and practical perspectives on the use of EMT for the construction of atmospheres to modulate patient and staff perception of hospital environments. It will explore the mechanisms of music that underlie its use as a therapeutic tool in the context of medical music psychotherapy, and provide a rational for EMT in diverse hospital environs to address “unwanted sound” and milieu construction. Strategies for the clinical practice of EMT and its hierarchy of efficacy will be discussed. Experientials will be provided.
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