This booklet will help structure sessions to assess and discuss self-concept. Fold construction paper into booklet and write/draw according to appropriate outline. Outline categories for booklet pages according to needs, things you want to address, things you want to learn about patients, or simple categories for low-functioning to participate. Suggested pages include positive acrostic of your name, favorite music and why, lyrics you can remember, favorite things to do, activities that the patients are good at, physical descriptions, perosnality traits, social roles played, best friends, family, social influences, self-image, ideal self, goals, obstacles, coping skills, things you're good at, and existential beliefs. Talk/counsel individually while everyone is focused on their own booklet, and then allow brief sharing with group at end.


Music can be used to introduce, explain, structure, reinforce, and review this and many other activities. As with every therapeutic music intervention shared through, a board-certified music therapist must find the best ways to utilize music and activities towards individualized goals/objectives, needs, and abilities.


Check this out! You can make your own booklets, but here is one made available to you for free (Print double-sided, flip on the short edge. Fold the 2-page document in half so that tree is in middle of booklet): File:Self-Concept Booklet.pdf

For name acrostics, the following PDF document is a formatted list of adjectives provided by for use in private music therapy groups, for educational purposes: File:ABC Adjectives WS.pdf


Cherry, Kendra. (2013). What Is Self-Concept? Retrieved from

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James E. Riley, MM, MT-BC

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