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A unique integration of assessment components based on the American Music Therapy Association standards of practice, MAGNET complies with the criteria of the minimal data system (MDS) and requirements for accreditation of facilities that provide services. MAGNET also complies with the Scope of Practice of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). It is a significant contribution to music therapy program development to assure life quality for older adults. With a unique code for a free eBook inside, users can now fill out and save assessment forms online. This integration of the assessment tool and technology allows Music Therapists to administer and organise assessments with ease.


The fully updated MAGENT Survey is an important part of an assessment battery for any music therapist working with older adults. Experienced clinicians, students, and interns will find the revised format and manual useful. In particular, educators and students will find the downloadable forms helpful for understanding the assessment process in skilled nursing settings.
Eric G. Waldon PhD., MT-BC Associate Professor and Program Director at University of the Pacific, Board Certified Music Therapist
Roberta Adler has worked for many years on identifying the areas where music therapy can address specific health care goals and be documented in a way that enhances the importance of the music therapist as part of the care team. She has provided a much needed guide and tool kit. and it is highly recommended for all music therapists working in geriatric care.
Concetta M. Tomaino, DA, LCAT, MT-BC Executive Director/Co-Founder Institute for Music and Neurologic Function