Bruce MacKnight is a board-certified music therapist who works with clients in our outpatient location in Voorhees as well as providing in-home services through our NJ Children’s System of Care (PerformCare) services. Bruce utilizes music to work on goals related to self-expression, self-esteem, and development of positive coping skills. He operates from a humanistic theoretical framework and person-centered approach, validating the unique qualities of each person. When applicable, Bruce incorporates community music therapy approaches to his practice. He acknowledges the relationship community has to an individual’s quality of life. Bruce has facilitated community music projects and used the therapeutic space to help individual’s explore their community. This approach highlights personal, academic, and community goals and values.
Bruce is currently completing his Master of Arts in music therapy at Immaculata University. Bruce is a part of the adjunct faculty at Immaculata University, teaching undergraduate students how to utilize digital music-making platforms. Clinically, Bruce is interested in the concept of Critical Cycle of Mixtape Creation. This therapeutic modality provides youth with the opportunity to critically research topics important to them and relate them to song-production, beat-making, and lyric-writing. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys the company of his pom-terrier and leisurely works on creative projects.