Stephanie is an expected graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in music therapy and a minor in psychology from Ohio University. She is currently completing her music therapy internship at Central Ohio Music Therapy. During her time with COMT, Stephanie is gaining a wide variety of clinical experiences working with people of all ages and populations.
Board-certified music therapists are ethically bound to provide evidence-based practice. Within evidence-based practice are three areas of consideration: the best available research, clinician expertise, and client values. This article explored client values as they relate to music therapy in mental health, particularly clients’ perspective on recovery. The findings, in addition to the authors’ philosophy, suggest the efficacy of implementing a recovery-oriented practice in music therapy.