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Training & Certification  

Build Confidence and Essential Skills Needed for Working in Mental Health Settings

Music therapists are passionate about using music as a healing modality for others, and many therapists with concentrations in other areas also know how powerful of a tool music can be. The training in credentialed music therapy programs does a great job preparing you to work with clients in almost every population - except mental health, including addiction, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. And programs in other areas of therapy don't speak to using music as part of treatment.

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Without the proper training, working in a setting with high-level emotional processing can be overwhelming. Many clients are in the midst of resisting their own recovery, and every group contains clients just coming into treatment as well as those who have been there for longer periods of time. 

As a result, therapists can struggle with presenting sessions using music that are not effective or are outside of their scope. They can also be confronted with discipline concerns and even safety concerns and issues of potential self harm.


In addition, those using music who are working specifically in mental health can potentially trigger overwhelming emotions, desire to use, and/or flashbacks of repressed memories. While this is certainly unintentional, missing the key signs and not knowing how to adjust in the moment can lead to major setbacks for clients.

This is why founder Marlys Woods created Get In Tune's Using Music in Mental Health Recovery: Training & Certification program. As someone who has worked successfully for nearly a decade in addiction treatment facilities, she has seen first-hand the challenges music therapists, therapists, and staff members face in working with this population. While the work is immensely rewarding, a lack of training on how to use music specifically with clients in mental health can yield undesirable results.

Marlys has gathered all of her knowledge in this field into a program so that you can excel in an addiction setting. In this certification program, you will:

  • Learn how to apply music properly in an addiction setting

  • Learn how existing concepts in addiction treatment can be used to create effective sessions and support existing work

  • Learn exactly what your role is and isn't as a music therapist or facilitator in an addition setting

  • Create sessions specifically intended for this population

  • Gain confidence in being in the midst of scenarios commonly experienced in addiction recovery sessions

  • Learn simple solutions for common issues that arise in addiction settings

  • Learn effective charting for addiction sites

  • Learn how to communicate with facilities and staff in a way that positions you as a valuable member of the team

  • Learn the potential personal pitfalls to be aware of when working in an addiction setting

  • Learn how to promote your certification within your own private practice

  • Participate in live mock sessions to receive feedback and gain confidence 

What's Included:

  • Six live, interactive virtual sessions and integration time

  • A beautiful, in-depth 40-page digital workbook

  • Additional training that can be done at your convenience during the training

  • A Certificate of Completion upon successfully completing the training and displaying satisfactory competency 

  • 12 done-for-you music therapy sessions you can use in mental health settings

  • Program is limited to a very small group to ensure a high level of individual attention and training

  • 16 CMTE credits available

  • 3 free months of membership with Get In Tune's group supervision


September 7- 5:30 - 7:30pm PT

September 9 - 5:30 - 7:30pm PT

September 11 - 3 hrs - 1-4pm PT

- Implementation Week -

September 18th - 3 hrs 1-4pm PT

September 21st - 5:30pm - 7:30pm PT

September 25th - 3 hrs- 1-4pm PT


Investment: $997 (includes all materials)

Payment plan available

Please use the contact form below and indicate your interest in joining the training and to receive more information on registering.


"This course allowed me to be trained in using a format that many facilities incorporate and apply those principles to Music Therapy interventions. It also provided an opportunity for support between counselors and music therapists - we can support each others goals and incorporate what each group is doing into their various sessions. I have already been incorporating these concepts into my weekly sessions with this population.”

—  Lindy (MT-BC)