Columbia University in the City of New York

Professor Mariano Betes

It’s a therapeutic activity in full expansion, and with a solid scientific basis. Its professionals are doctors, psychologists, educators and musicians entitled with a postgraduate training in this area, equivalent to a three-year career. According to Professor Mariano Betes de Toro, director of the Master of music therapy taught at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alcala de Henares, there are very serious neurological studies since the 1960s that demonstrate the ctividad of this kind of therapies, and new technologies of image radio show as well. And not only affects the brain, music are vibratory waves of physical nature that are introduced into our body, not only by our ears, why music therapy is ctiva even in deaf people. It regrets skepticism that still prevails in this field by the ignorance of some members of the scientific community but welcomes that the Madrid town of Pozuelo de Alarcon has a public square of Professor of music therapy and that hospitals such as La Paz and El Nino Jesus in Madrid have their music therapy unit.

In this last, a group of music therapists coordinated by argentina Cora Leivinson, of the school of new music, working in palliative care with children terminals. Working with elderly Cora, on the other hand, is an expert in music therapy in the geriatric field, which is preparing a book. She works with memory and cognition, but its priority is the preservation of the identity: each have been saved in our cajoncillos of emotional memory storage, are those songs of childhood and adolescence that the elder remembers or which are linked to their best moments throughout his life. A case very special Carla Munoz, music therapist of the new music school, felt that he had touched the lottery when they reported that it would take the case of Marcos, a child of 1 year with Williams syndrome.

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