Uniqueness of the Programme
The main thrust of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is to strive towards excellence in areas which are also the focus areas of Government of India and are considered to be at the advancing frontiers of medical science and one such priority area is Integrative Medicine which is an interface between modern medicine and complementary/alternative medicine(CAM). This is a priority area and it is in this innovative step towards integrating complementary therapeutic approaches with modern medical care, SBV introduced music therapy into patient care in 2010, simultaneously initiated relevant research and further introduced professional training in music therapy in the year 2014. This is a leadership theme adopted and developed by SBV through its music therapy unit also called Center for Music Therapy Education and Research (CMTER)
The music therapy practices provided by the Center target to achieve optimum health and healing of patients with a Salutogenic focus. The training programmes being unique as offered from a health sciences university, has a strong emphasis on both the art and science of music therapy and prepare the students to hone their clinical skills and begin their practice in hospital settings to use music in therapy and as therapy.
A Salutogenic Focus to Health
CMTER approaches patient care with a salutogenic focus into medical practice by integrating music therapy services and has explored the integration of Western science with Indian philosophies of music. This is a transformation in new health care delivery system to empower the patients to heal themselves and seek health and well-being and not just think only terms of any disease or illness
Center for Music Therapy Education and Research is a jewel in the crown of SBV and has made a transformation in the new health care delivery system to empower the patients to heal themselves and seek health and well-being through the healing powers of music. The Center, functioning with Salutogenic principles of health has gone way beyond thinking only in terms of disease or illness. This is in consonance with the goal of our third national health policy of the year 2017 to promote good health through preventive and holistic health care approaches.
Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan,
SBV has been pioneers in India introducing music therapy into routine patient care under the ambit of alternative and complementary medicine since 2010. CMTER initiated training in a clinical environment, simultaneously fostering high-quality research with state-of-the-art facilities to facilitate the evidence-based application of music therapy. Our programmes have reached noticeable heights globally and we have entered into overseas collaborations with global experts in music therapy and have proved that music therapy has a place in restoring health and wellness.
Founder Chairman and Chancellor
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, In compliance with the directives of the second national health policy released in the year 2002, established CMTER, adopting a Salutogenic focus to harness the healing potential of music and weaved tactfully music therapy as an interface between the biopsychosocial sciences with clinical sciences. The Center has made significant strides in all the three domains of academics, patient care and research and we can proudly say that the Center is one of its rarest kind in India blending the Western Science and the Indian philosophies and healing traditions creating a revolution in the health care by integrating evidence-based music therapy practice into regular medical care We can foresee rapid strides in the years to come which will eventually take SBV and CMTER to greater heights and also achieve a unique place in the global scenario in this field.
Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija,
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
A copyright sensitization program was organized for faculty, research scholars and postgraduates students of all the designated Centres of SBV and Faculty of AHS under
A Two-hour workshop titled “Therapeutic Rhythms” was organized by Center for Music Therapy Education and Research on 07-2-2019 at the Saranga Deva Hall, SBV. There