Career in Music Therapy Workshop - August 1st - 3rd, 2014

Choosing, building, and sustaining a career in Music Therapy or a related field is the focus of this three day workshop. The workshop will explore options for a person interested in a Music Therapy, music healing, or related field. It will guide you through personal life planning exercises to explore who you are and what you want from a career. The workshop will then guide you through resources and information that will be helpful in making the best choices about further education and/or professional development to put you into the most beneficial position to support and sustain your career.

To ensure the quality of our workshop we limit the number of participants to 12 people.  Each workshop has been full so register soon to ensure your spot for this summer's Workshop.

The cost of this workshop is $425.00 and payment in full must be received upon registration.  Payment can be made using credit card, check or money transfer if coming from out of country.  Housing, food or travel is NOT included in this fee.  Participants will have assignments sent to them upon registration that must be completed by the first day of the workshop.  You will receive your schedule at the same time as your assignments.
To register and for more information please click here. You can also email or call 512-472-5016.

Rebuild the CFMT

Donate here (by clicking the Donate button above) to contribute to funds we need to build a new music therapy treatment room and physical therapy room within the 711 W. 38th Street Medical Sciences Center at Austin Neurologic Clinic. With your help we will begin construction immediately once we have raised the needed $50,000 for construction cost. Let's get 325+ patients back to work with their therapist at the first for profit music therapy facility in the world!

Senior Fest - May 3rd, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  LIVE MUSIC and LUNCH!

Cost: $5.00 per person

Featured Lunch SpeakerDr. Mara Karpel

Special Guest Artist:  TBA

Do you consider yourself a “realist” and figure that you can’t change reality, so why be positive?  Well, there are some good reasons for becoming a glass-half-full person.  Research has found that depression stems from a pessimistic mindset.  On the other hand, over and over again, research has shown that optimism is good for you in every way that pessimism is bad for you.  Join, psychologist and host of the weekly radio show, “Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years” (, Dr. Mara Karpel when she discusses how Optimism Is Good For Your Health.

For more Information call: (512) 472-5016


Welcome to the Center for Music Therapy. Click the picture to the right to watch our welcome video which gives a brief history of our company, explanation of what is music therapy and more. Video

The Center for Music Therapy was founded in 1990 to make music therapy more accessible to the Central Texas area. Services are based on the founding principle of gratitude. Founder and clinical director, Hope E. Young, MT-BC has been in practice in Austin since 1990, working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Hope and the center were recently featured in Austin's NSIDE magazine. Click here to read the article. Additionally, Hope was also featured on YouTube's Psychetruth channel. Click here to see the series of videos.

Since its opening, the Center for Music Therapy has provided services for many area hospitals including St. David's Hospital and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital as well as facilities in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Corpus Christi. All of our therapists are certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

"I regard music therapy as a tool of great power...because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."

~ Oliver Sacks, M.D. Professor of Neurology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Author of Awakenings