This site is your source for information on how to help children and adolescents use popular music, something they already listen to and enjoy, as a way to express their feelings.
Matthew J. Bush, MSW, LSW, licensed therapist, has developed some very exciting and innovative techniques for use in therapy with children and adolescents. One does not need to be knowledgeable of music therapy to apply these techniques. On this site you will find articles about how popular music can be used in therapy, suggestions of popular music with therapeutic messages, and information about Matt's recent publication, Utilizing Music as a Coping Skill: Featuring the Music of Freudian Slip which was recently featured in an issue of Counseling Today!
Also featured on this site is Freudian Slip, Matt's therapeutic rock band which features original music which takes a direct look at human emotion. The songs focus on topics such as depression, abuse, addiction, and so forth. These songs have been composed by Matt throughout his years as a therapist and represent struggles in his own life as well as those of his clients. Includes songs written by children in therapy!
Matthew J. Bush, MSW, LSW is an experienced clinical and state licensed therapist who has successfully applied this music therapy technique to countless children and adolescents in his work. He has worked and performed for children in public and private schools, residential treatment facilities, and the community. Matt has also spoken at statewide conferences, educating colleagues on the power of music as a coping skill.