Interprofessional Collaboration Across the Treatment Process in Music Therapy

by Andrea Marie Boswell-Burns

Institution: University of Missouri – Kansas City
Year: 2016
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2127292
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/49322


The purpose of this study was to identify common protocols for music therapists who utilize interprofessional collaboration (IC) in the workplace. Participants were all Board Certified Music Therapists (N = 595). The research sought to determine: 1.What is the profile of the music therapists that are currently utilizing IC in practice?; 2.How is IC utilized across the treatment process in music therapy practice?; and 3.What is the perception of IC among music therapists? Results revealed that the majority of participants are newer music therapists, who primarily collaborate with Occupational, Speech and Physical therapists and mainly utilize collaboration in the Treatment Planning and Treatment Implementation phases of the treatment process. Implications for practice, educational standards and standardized protocols are discussed. Advisors/Committee Members: Belgrave, Melita (advisor).