Self study. 16 songs will provide the foundation for assessing, planning and implementing social skills lessons. Develop your own approach using these songs as a springboard. 5 credits

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Presented by  Jeffrey Friedberg MA, MT-BC

Course Description

Based on the approach of clinical psychologist, Jed Baker Ph.D., Jeffrey Friedberg MT-BC, LCAT, has developed an approach to using music to help chidlren learn social skills. 

Participants will review 16 songs composed by Dr. Baker and Jeffrey Friedberg that teach social skills in small component parts.  These songs will provide the foundation for assessing, planning and implementing social skills lessons.  Participants will learn how to develop their own approach using these songs as a springboard.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will demonstrate 2 techniques in which to assess social skills

Participants will be able to interpret 3 short descriptions of behavior into social skills strengths and challenges  

Participants will be able to formulate social skills goals and objectives for 3 cases based on provided descriptions and analysis

Participants will document 10 social skills training activities using music therapy


15 minutes – Introductions & Overview

 1 hour Background –

  A. Overview of social skills training approaches

  B. Overview of settings and populations

  C. Overview of social aspects of music

1 hour –  Social Skills Music Therapy Group

  A. Marketing

  B. Assessment

  C. Treatment planning

  D. Music Therapy approaches

1 hour – Music Therapy Activities to teach social skills

  A. Songs

  B. Movement Activities

  C. Instrument Activities

 15 minutes – Questions

 Assignment  (self study 1 hour) 

CBMT Domain areas:

  1. Referral, Assessment, and Treatment Planning:B. Assessment3. Identify client functioning level, strengths, and areas of need within the following domains: f. psychosocial 
  2. Referral, Assessment, and Treatment Planning:C. Interpret Assessment Information and Communicate Results3.Draw conclusions and make recommendations based on analysis and synthesis of assessment findings.
  3. Referral, Assessment, and Treatment Planning:D. Treatment Planning6. Establish client goals and objectives that are:a, b & d

II. Treatment Implementation and Termination: 

A. Implementation 

2. Provide music therapy experiences to address client’s:

av) social skills and interactions.


  Social Skills Training for Children through Music Therapy is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits.. The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.


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