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Professor of Music Therapy; Director of The Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research
Areas of Expertise: Music Medicine; Music therapy; Psychotherapy; Music Psychotherapy; Group analysis; Creative arts therapies; Traumatized adult clients; Depression; Refugees; Burnout; Vicarious Trauma; Counselling; Supervision; Low Frequency Sound Therapy Thalamocortical dysrythmia; 40 Hz research
Biography: Dr. Heidi Ahonen, MTA; Professor, Music Therapy; Director, CIMTR (www.soundeffects.wlu.ca); PhD (Joensuu); MA (Helsinki); psychotherapist & group analyst; professional/clinical memberships: Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, CGPA,…
Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Areas of Expertise: Improvisational music therapy; Qualitative clinical research; Verbal and musical supervision; Piano performance/improvisation; Improvisation and spirituality
Biography: Carolyn Arnason, MTA, holds a Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance degree and Associate in Music, Piano Performer diploma from the University of Manitoba, a Bachelor of Music Therapy and Master of Social Work degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University and a…
Contract Academic Staff, Music Therapy; Clinical and Graduate Supervisor
Areas of Expertise: Music Therapy Music Medicine Clinical Supervision Music Therapy Internship Palliative and Oncology Care Burnout Singing for Health and Wellness Mental Health Dementia Older Adults Wellness Trauma Guided Imagery and Music Holocaust Survivors Expressive Arts Therapy
Biography: Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MTA, MT-BC, FAMI began her career as a music therapist, performer, and vocal teacher. Her extensive clinical experience involves working with a variety of clients including: geriatrics, adult psychiatry, palliative care,…