Frequently Asked Questions
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.
Athena is a global platform that offers music therapy education programs aimed at guiding the student to obtain the European Certification. Athena is a unique entity, with offices in North America, Asia, Europe, which will allow those who choose to study with us to have international internship and clinical training experiences. Athena also offers short study programs that will allow you to learn about Music Therapy in a more general and practical way for all professionals in the health sector such as Nurses, doctors, psychologists and educators, care givers.
Through the completion of the complete certification program 2/4 years, the preparation course for the test and finally passing the exam that will allow you to obtain the European Certification as a Music Therapist Professional
Through Athena I can enroll in the European Qualify Framework certification test preparation course, to take the exam and thus obtain the European qualification (valid worldwide) of professional music therapist