Music Therapy and Huntington’s Disease (1 CEU Hour)

Music Therapy and Huntington’s Disease (1 CEU Hour)

Course Description: Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts the physical and cognitive abilities of an individual. These impacts can negatively impact the individual’s ability to be expressive and communicate with others.  Music therapy has been supported by research to a valid non-pharmacological intervention that positively impacts communication and emotions.  This brief one hour advance course presents a research protocol to examine the efficacy of music therapy in the treatment of Huntington’s disease.

Course Author:  Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

Course Objectives: Through the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe Huntington’s disease
  2. Identify the physiological and cognitive impacts of Huntington’s disease.
  3. Explore the efficacy of music therapy as a non-pharmacological intervention
  4. Propose the use of music therapy as a non-pharmacological intervention for Huntington’s disease.

Course Outline

  1. Impacts of Huntington’s disease
  2. Huntington’s disease
  • Physiological
  • Cognitive

3. Music Therapy

4.Proposed use of Music Therapy as intervention for Huntington’s disease

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This course was developed from the document: Van Bruggen-Rufi, M., Vink, A., Achterberg, W., & Roos, R. (2016). Music therapy in Huntington’s disease: a protocol for a multi-center randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychology, 4(1). doi:10.1186/s40359-016-0146-z used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (