Michael Silverman specializes in music therapy for adults with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, he talks about single-session music therapy for individuals dealing with complex problems with complicated solutions. Although single-session psychiatric treatment is not ideal under these circumstances, it is a reality more often than not. But progress is evident when Michael uses high-quality, customized live music to develop connections and when he helps individuals remain realistic and focused as they develop solutions and identify resources available to them in the short term and in the community. Illness management and recovery is an established, evidenced-based treatment emphasizing functional management of the disease and promoting recovery. Michael provides a concise and clear overview in this podcast of educational music therapy interventions, research literature, and how to expediently engage patients in treatment in acute care mental health settings.


Single-Session Educational MT in Acute Care Mental Health Settings

May, 2017 AMTA-Pro Podcast

Michael J. Silverman, Ph.D., MT-BC

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Michael J. Silverman, director of Music Therapy at the University of Minnesota and author of Music Therapy in Mental Health for Illness Management and Recovery, specializes in music therapy for adults with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. In this AMTA-Pro podcast, he talks about single-session music therapy for individuals dealing with complex problems with complicated solutions. Although single-session psychiatric treatment is not ideal under these circumstances, it is a reality more often than not. But progress is evident when Michael uses high-quality, live music to develop connections and when he helps individuals remain realistic and focused as they develop solutions and identify resources available to them in the short term and in the community. Illness management and recovery is an established, evidenced-based treatment emphasizing functional management of the disease and promoting recovery. Michael provides a concise and clear overview in this podcast of educational music therapy interventions, research literature, and how to expediently engage patients in treatment in acute care mental health settings.

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About the podcast speaker

Michael J. Silverman, Ph.D., MT-BC, is director of Music Therapy at the University of Minnesota. The author of Music Therapy in Mental Health for Illness Management and Recovery (published by Oxford University Press in 2015), he specializes in music therapy for adults with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. An active presenter at national and international conferences, Dr. Silverman currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Music Therapy, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health and the World Journal of Methodology and frequently provides guest reviews for other refereed journals. Dr. Silverman has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Music Therapy, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, the Substance Use and Misuse, and the Arts in Psychotherapy. Dr. Silverman is a member of the research staff at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, where he conducts music therapy clinical work and research with mental health and substance use populations. In recognition of his teaching, Dr. Silverman is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Professors at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Silverman has also served as an elected member on the Board of Directors for the American Music Therapy Association since 2013.

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