Music4Life® Music Medicine Clinical Specialist Training


“MMCS” Certification Training


Licensed Clinical Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Doctors and Other Licensed Health Professionals


This certification training will add M4L Music Medicine techniques and strategies to your practice. Support clients and patients learning self-regulation and emotional mood management techniques for self-care, stress, anxiety, addictions and many other challenges.

30-hour certification training includes:

  • 5-Hours Supervised Practicum to support the HIPPA compliant report
  • 2.5-hours recorded podcasts on: music healing; music’s impact on the brain; music for generations; music regulating performance and person-centered therapy
  • 1-Hour Personal Instruction
  • Review of applicable research studies from music therapy, psychology, social work, neuroscience, and medical fields

Syllabus Modules

  1. Music to Heal (aka Is Your Music Toxic?) (.5 hours)
  2. Danger Zones (1.0 hours)
  3. Music Medicine Boot Camp (4.0 hours)
  4. Music Medicine Pill Practicum (12.0 hours over 2 weeks)
  5. Client Populations (2.0 hours)
  6. Session Plans and Resources (6.0 hours)
  7. Outreach (2.0 hours)
  8. Quizzes, Pre-Post Tests and Evaluation (2.5 hours)
Highlights of 40 Objectives
  • Compare and contrast differences in Music Medicine applications for six client populations.
  • Associate five unconscious biases in the workplace with Music Medicine actions to diffuse biases.
  • Examine the effects of auditory motor synchronization and gravitating mood for congruence to improve psychological and physiological measures supporting optimal exercise and sport achievements.
  • Name ten music elements which affect individualized healthcare needs and interpret lyric for best application within mood-associated music.
  • Complete self-assessments to understand emotional shapes, thematic music and prescriptive music techniques for self-care.
  • Produce a Practicum Report of results from a personal analysis and 2-week listening regimen of a Music Medicine Pill (informed consent required).
  • Read about new group session plans including hundreds of thematic ideas using preferred music and empowering Music Medicine.
  • Learn how to guide groups and individuals to use Music Medicine strategies for self-care, performance enhancement and therapeutic goals using tools for tracking behavioral and emotional responses to music.
  • Understand Music Medicine protocols for integrating five M4L interventions into your professional practice: mood Structure; psycho-education; culture and generations vs genres; and the toxic Chronic Unsettled Comfort Zone.
  • Learn about 30 therapeutic music listening activities that support six empowering Music Medicine habits with a journal to develop personal insights.
  • Identify contraindications with five mental illness and disorders.

Resources (included)

  • Music4Life client assessments and protocols
  • 5 Case Reports: social worker, veteran, cancer, addiction, gang member
  • Practicum experiential with 1-hour playlist consultation
  • 15 Survival and Performance Packs with eBooklets and playlists
  • Music Medicine Pill recordings
  • FAVES group session plan with templates to support documentation and notes with instruction
  • “Sound of Healing” eBook of 100+ Music Medicine playlist suggestions
  • “Music’s Power to Heal” eBook
  • PowerPoint educational Music4Life Music Medicine presentation (for advocacy)
  • “Power Up 365” daily text program for one year
  • “6 Habits of Music Medicine for Highly Empowered People” with 30-days of therapeutic music listening activities supporting six empowering habits with downloadable journal and extended online activities.
  • Music Medicine Clinical Specialist Manual pertaining specifically to self-care, patient and client support including assessment inventories and HIPPA compliance forms.


  • Renewable annual license permitting the commercial use of the Music4Life® trademark and standardized Music Medicine Pills, and to promote yourself as a M4L Music Medicine Clinical Specialist
  • Be a M4L authorized presenter
  • Assessments for customizing client music needs for basic self-regulation and emotional mood management techniques
  • Support for integrating the M4L Music Medicine Protocol into your other professional services
  • Listing in M4L network
  • Affiliate Partner eligibility
  • Certified M4L Music Medicine Clinical Specialist Badge (digital)