Music Therapy Symposium  2012

Saturday May 5th Click here for full program

Emerging Trends in Research and Clinical Applications

Seattle Pacific University

Music Therapy: Science or Art?

(Keynote Slides)

James C. Gardiner, PhD, ABN was raised on a cattle ranch in South Dakota.  He completed degrees in religion (BA from Union College), speech (MA from the University of Nebraska & PhD from Michigan State University), and psychology (PhD from Utah State University).  He is a licensed psychologist and board certified neuropsychologist.  During his career he has served in mental health centers, hospitals (Veterans Affairs & Indian Health Services), clinics (neurology, psychology & psychiatry) and a brain injury rehabilitation center.

Currently Dr. Gardiner is a neuropsychologist at Scovel Psychological & Counseling Services in Rapid City, South Dakota. He performs neuropsychological evaluations and psychotherapy, teaches wellness classes on improving mental skills, plays piano professionally, and leads community drumming circles.  He has studied music therapy, conducted research on how music affects brain functioning, developed musical treatments for neurological injuries, and has taught music therapists how to use neurologic music therapy to improve cognitive skills.  He lives in Rapid City and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, ice-skating, and hiking in the Black Hills.

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Session 1: 11:15 – 12:30

Cremona 102

Title: WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

CHANNING SHIPPEN,  intern at Whidbey General Hospital completed her coursework at Berklee in Boston.

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Cremona 201

Title:  DOWNLOAD THIS:  SELF-SELECTED MUSIC and THERAPEUTIC ATTUNEMENT

Presentation Video

Music has the capacity to help us express emotions in a socially bonding manner. Listening to musicwith an attuned professional can help acute psychiatric patients learn to briefly tolerate and share ineffable or unbearable emotions.  We will explore scientific theories and therapeutic applications, featuring self-selected music on an iPod.

TRISHA READY holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has done research on self-selected music for emotional containment and expression for psychiatric patients.  She has articles published or forthcoming in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Music and Medicine, and Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society.

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Cremona 202

Title:  MUSIC THERAPY in HOSPICE and PALLITIVE CARE

What is hospice? What is palliative care? What is music therapy in hospice and palliative care? This combined lecture and live music demonstration-presentation will offer introduction and insight into the beauty of working with terminally ill patients and their families.

JENNIFER GREENE  MA, MT-BC   at Highline Hospital and Providence Hospice, Seattle

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Cremona 203

Title: NEUROLOGIC MUSIC THERAPY FOR TREATMENT of the EFFECTS FROM STROKE

Presentation Slides

This presentation will address the use of Neurologic Music Therapy for treating the effects of stroke, including speech/communication, cognitive, and motor techniques. Participants will become more familiar with the research and will gain ideas for future music therapy sessions with survivors of stroke through experiential examples.

JEN HASTINGS MA, MT-BC    She is currently working as a Fellow for Musician Corps at the San Francisco VA.

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Session 2:   1:45- 3:00 pm

Cremona 102

Title:  ADAPTIVE USE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT for the CLINIC and HOME

Presentation Video

The Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) is a free, downloadable PC and Mac software program requiring only a computer and webcam that enables users with limited mobility (initially designed for individuals only able to turn their head slightly) to generate musical rhythms and improvise scale based melodic patterns.

DAVID KNOTT, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and a fellow in the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and works at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Cremona 201

Title:  MUSIC THERAPY For AT RISK and OFFENDING ADOLESCENTS

Current finding regarding the neuroscience of the adolescent brain, risk factors that contribute to anti-social, deviant and offending behaviors in the adolescent all coupled with the socio-emotional development of the adolescent will provide insight into why Music Therapy is an appropriate supportive treatment method.

KARLA C. HAWLEY is a Board Certified Music Therapist in Portland, Oregon  and founder of RAP IT Music Therapy Services: Specializing in the families/intimate community circle of the adjudicated, at risk and street youth.

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Cremona 202

Title:    ARTS & MINDS EARLY MEMORY LOSS PROGRAM: ESTABLISHING a TREND

Discover how Arts & Minds works – a successful, community-based memory wellness program for older adults that integrates music therapy and creative arts with the established Brookdale model. It’s all about the power of music and application of evidenced-based research. Recipient of Clallam County Washington’s Public Health Hero Award.

JIM COUTURE MA, MT-BC   Port Angeles,  WA  Brookdale Foundation National Grant recipient to run an Early Memory Loss Program

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Cremona 203

Title:   The ABCs of NMT:  THE FOUNDATION and PRINCIPLES of NEUROLOGIC MUSIC THERAPY

Many people across the United States have seen neurologic music therapists working with Rep. Gabby Giffords.  As a result, many prospective clients, their families, other health professionals, and other music therapists have questions regarding what NMT is and what it isn’t.  This presentation will address those questions and give examples of how NMT works.

PATTI CATALANO   MT-BC,  Music Therapy Program Manager, MusicWorks NW in Bellevue, WA

 

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Session 3: 3:15- 4:30

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Cremona 102

Title:   BIOMEDICAL MUSIC THERAPY AS PROCEDURAL SUPPORT

Presentation Slides Presentation References

Benefits of procedural support music therapy have been documented for individuals undergoing various medical procedures. This presentation will describe a biomedical model of music therapy as procedural support.  Neurological foundations of pain and anxiety, effects of music on these neurological processes, and implications for clinical practice will be discussed.

OLIVIA  SWEDBERG YINGER, MME, MT-BC, is a PhD candidate studying music therapy at the Florida State University. She previously coordinated the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare music therapy program. Her research interests include the use of music therapy with premature infants, children and adults undergoing medical procedures, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

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Cremona 201

Title:   PEACE AND MUSIC THERAPY IN A CONFLICTED WORLD

This workshop will explore conflict intervention strategies that incorporate music. It will look at various programs around the world that are addressing conflict through music and music therapy. It will include experiential learning and discussion of how the  music therapy profession can address conflicts that lie beyond our clinic walls.

BARBARA DUNN, PhD, LICSW, MT-BC   has 28 years of experience in music therapy. She is also a clinical social worker and completed doctoral work on music and conflict transformation.

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Cremona 202

Title:  WHAT MUSIC CAN DO FOR HEALTHY AGING

Presentation Slides

We’ll provide a theoretical framework of attributes to healthy aging (i.e. physical function, psychological wellbeing, cognitive function, social interaction, etc.). Music therapy techniques and clinical applications will be demonstrated and presented based on a literature review of current scientific studies. The participants will be encouraged to identify potential music techniques based on the theoretical framework and discuss how to create music interventions for geriatric populations

MUSETTA C. FU, MM, MT-BC, RN   with SHIH-YIN LIN,  MM, MT-BC, NMT

Musetta is a practicing registered nurse and has experiences of providing music interventions in various inpatient settings as well as nursing homes and retirement communities. As a PhD student at the University of  Washington School of Nursing, Musetta is currently researching music interventions for healthy aging in geriatric populations.

SHIH-YIN MA, MT-BC  is from Denver, CO and has a Master in Music Therapy. She mainly provides music therapy services to seniors with Alzheimer’s and healthy elders.

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Cremona 203

Title:  MUSIC THERAPY TECHNIQUES to  IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS in PERSONS with AUTISM

A summary of research will be discussed regarding theories and methods used to address communication goals with children with autism.  Specific music therapy techniques used to achieve intentional communication will be discussed and examples of music therapy activities used to improve communication goals will be demonstrated.  The presentation will also include examples of communication successes the presenter has seen in her own music therapy practice when working with persons with autism.

PEGGY A. FARLOW, MAE, MT-BC is a Continuing Lecturer in Music Therapy at Indian Purdue Fort Wayne. She also provides services to people with disabilities in individual and group settings in her private practice.