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Training & Certification  

Build Confidence and Essential Skills Needed for Using Music in Mental Health Settings!

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Why Is This Training So Important?

Mental health session providers, including music therapists, therapists, and treatment facility staff, are passionate about seeing their clients succeed in recovery. 

But very few are trained with the complete set of skills needed to provide music-assisted interventions to clients in addiction, eating disorder, depression, and/or anxiety. 


Music Therapists are typically not accustomed to working in a setting with clients who possess high-level emotional processing and are unaware of the vast difference between presenting music to mental health populations vs. other populations in which they have worked. They can also be confronted with discipline and safety concerns, including issues of potential self harm.

Therapists and Treatment Staff typically do not know how to manipulate the elements of music - tempo, style, rhythm - nor do they have training in music presentation and transitions, and how these can affect clients.

In short...

When not presented properly, sessions can be ineffective and have the potential to harm instead of help.

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. 

Without the proper training, 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. 

Using Music in Mental Health Recovery

What You Will Learn:

  • Why all music applications aren't created equal - and how to choose what works

  • How to use existing concepts in mental health treatment so you can support programming - without re-inventing the wheel

  • How to stay within your scope while still being effective

  • How sessions specifically intended for this population are designed and how to make them yourself

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

  • Logistics including charting and communication with facilities and staff in a way that positions you as a valuable member of the team

  • Potential personal pitfalls when working in mental health settings and how to avoid them

  • How to use your certification within your own private practice or at your facility

Meet Your Instructor


As someone who has worked successfully for a decade in mental health recovery facilities for both adults and adolescents, Marlys Woods 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 - for everyone.

Marlys has gathered all of her knowledge in this field into a program to help empower those who wish to provide effective, powerful, and meaningful sessions using music to help clients accelerate their healing journey.

Using Music in Mental Health Recovery

- What's Included -

  • Six live, interactive virtual sessions and integration time

  • An in-depth, 50-page 2-part digital workbook

  • Additional exercises 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 session plans you can use in mental health settings

  • Training is limited to a very small group to ensure a high level of individual attention, interaction, and mentorship

  • 18+ CMTE credits available

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


Register Now for Our Next Training Beginning October 1, 2023!

Training Session 1:

Sunday October 1, 2023

9:00am - 12:00pm PDT

(live attendance is mandatory)

Application to Music in Mental Health Recovery

Training Session 2:

Tuesday October 3, 2023

8:00am - 10:00am PDT

Applying 12-Step and Other Philosophies to Sessions

Your Role as a Session Provider

Training Session 3:

Thursday October 5, 2023

8:00am - 10:00am PDT

Creating Sessions for Mental Health Populations

Practical Application: Mock Sessions

- Implementation Week -

Training Session 4:

Sunday October 15, 2023

9:00am - 12:00pm PDT

Scenarios and Simple Solutions When Working in Mental Health

Training Session 5:

Tuesday October 17, 2023

8:00am - 11:00am PDT

(live attendance strongly encouraged)

Charting and Communication with Mental Health Facilities

Personal Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Using Your Certification

Training Session 6

Thursday October 19, 2023

8:00am - 11:00am PDT

(live attendance is mandatory)

Live Virtual Mock Sessions and Evaluation for Certification

Every Session is Interactive!

If you have to miss a session, you will be able to watch the recording.


What Our Participants Are Saying

"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)

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Get In Tune's

Using Music in Mental Health Recovery

Training & Certification

Live, Virtual Training Sessions

Digital Workbooks

12 Done-for-You Session Plans

Recorded Sessions

Certificate of Completion



Payment Plan Available

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