Music therapists and accessibility of services: A descriptive study of music therapists in the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex (DFW) through a social justice framework
The purpose of this study was to answer the question of where music therapy services are located, how music therapy services are delivered/reimbursed, and how music therapists are incorporating equity and social justice in relation to transportation and accessibility of services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Out of 256 music therapists asked to participate in this study, 20 music therapists answered a descriptive survey. Descriptive statistics were used to compile results. Based on the results, music therapy services are primarily provided in several locations, with services reimbursed differently depending on facility type and individual therapist. Therapist transportation was reported as a more pressing factor than client transportation needs. The researcher collected an initial baseline of music therapy work in the greater DFW metroplex that will hopefully serve as the basis for future research in the state and nationwide.