You’re very welcome! If you have more questions you can hit me up whenever- & no need to be anonymous next time! :)
Great question- it’s always good to know what to expect before you jump into a major (side note: remember like 50% of people change their majors so you’re not locked in if you don’t like something. Also, it’s totally cool to come into school undecided). Many of my music therapy courses are specifically targeted at the therapeutic process - I’ve taken MT classes about observational skills, methods/materials/assessments to use, MT with kids, MT with adults and so on. In these classes we do a lot of experiential exercises where we may role play as client/therapist and share different interventions. There are a lot of similar classes that you would take as a psych major that will teach you the same skills but in a talk therapy context.
As an MT I also have to take a lot of regular psych classes which you would have to take like intro, child psych, psych of the exceptional learner (dealing with children with special needs), and abnormal psych which basically teach you all about the psychopathology of different groups you may work with. But if you’re majoring in psych you have A LOT of different options to choose from and can take psych classes based upon the population you want to work with (Here’s the course list for psych BA at my school: http://www.montclair.edu/catalog/view_requirements.php?CurriculumID=1758 )
Oh, and if you want to be a psychiatrist you’ll def have to take some chem/bio & math courses to be able to go to med school.
I’m not sure if this was helpful, but if you have more questions let me know! :)
-Abnormal Psych Exam
-Music Therapy Observation
-Personal Case Study is due
-Group Article Analysis is due
-Psych Foundations multi-modal project due?
-Voice studio performance/meeting
-Finish reading piano case study