• Sound body, sound mind: a music therapy program proposal for Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment Center

      Wallace, Jenna (2021-05)
      The following is a proposal for the addition of a music therapy program for the partial hospitalization program at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center in Manhattan, New York. Eating disorders can have a devastating impact on a person’s mental, physical, and emotional health. This proposal explains the benefits of implementing a music therapy program for clients recovering from eating disorders. The addition of a music therapy program can allow for new opportunities for clients to express their needs, form an identity beyond their eating disorder, relieve symptoms associated with their eating disorders, and explore their emotions in a creative outlet. This proposal outlines the clinical needs of clients with eating disorders, what services would be provided, treatment methodologies, budgetary concerns, documentation, and projected outcomes. The objective of this proposal is to explore and present the benefits music therapy can provide for clients with eating disorders. The inclusion of a music therapy program will provide further support of Monte Nido’s commitment to quality of care and attention to the benefits of an interdisciplinary team.