Why We Shouldn't Try to Prove that Music Therapy Works
Food for thought…
I have heard many times this idea that we know that what we do works, but we need evidence to convince others who don’t believe so easily. I’d like to suggest that we think of it differently, because I think that view will not only hold us back, but is in fact dangerous to clients we work with. Research should be for the sake of our clients, not for the sake of others’ acceptance. It is to provide information so that music therapists can best work with clients, ensuring that what we do works and is beneficial for them.