Intermodality as a National Peculiarity: Russian Take on Music Therapy

Anton Cherepanov, MA; Anastasia Beltyukova, MA; Ekaterina Urlina, MA; Alisa Apreleva, MA, BMT, MT-BC, SBD

Music therapy does not exist in Russia as an official certificated profession. There is no educational and professional standarts. But there is a certain number of specialists who work as a music therapists. Usually they are psychologists, art-therapists, social workers…and very often they have several professional formations. It can explain the high level of using intermodality way of music therapy sessions. This background has a deep influence on way of creation of therapeutic environment and style of therapists.

The other important side of creation of therapeutic environment is a specific conditions of music therapy sessions with different populations.