Goodbye songs bring closure to a music therapy session. Also see Hello Songs.
Discharge Songs: The music therapist may choose to collaborate with all medical staff involved with an individual soon to leave a facility to recollect, "medical milestones, personality traits, and humorous events" as the discharge song is sung to a familiar melody by everyone (Robb, 1996).
"Goodbye Friends!": This song is piggybacked off of "Goodnight Ladies." See The Rhythm & Reason Blog for more information.
Now It's Time To Say Goodbye: This original song utilizes different ways to say goodbye. It can be personalized to sing to each individual child.
Robb S. L. (1996). Techniques in Song Writing: Restoring Emotional and Physical Well Being in Adolescents who have been Traumatically Injured. Music Therapy Perspectives, 14, 30-37.
James E. Riley, MT-BC