Music Therapy Research Colloquium conducted by the Creative Arts Therapies Department
June 10, 2010 —
In June the Creative Arts Therapies Department conducted the Music Therapy Research Colloquium. The music therapy research colloquium is an annual interactive event during which both first and second-year student’s gather together to learn through presentations of second year student research and first year student research proposals.
Second year students:
- Valerie Mc Daniel: Reported benefits of choral participation according to people with Parkinson’s Disease
- Karinne’ Hovnanian: A theoretical approach of assessing the presence of trauma in pediatric medical patients using music therapy and metaphor.
- Maria Gianfrancisco: Meaningful songwriting and song recall as treatment for anxiety in those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Megan Taylor: Music-based and music therapy interventions used to address chronic pain in adults: A literature based study.
- Amy Kesslick: Physiological and behavioral changes of premature infants in response to live infant-directed singing and instrumental music for sedation and/or expressive interaction.
- Molly Boes: An exploration of music therapy as a strength based treatment for adolescents with chronic medical conditions and depressive symptoms.
- Loren Gildar: The impact of high dosage music therapy on the facilitation of language functioning improvements in a patient with dementia: A case study.
- Ethel Joy Bullard: Proposal of a music therapy method to address psychological adaptation to age related vision loss.
- Michael Mahoney: The lived experience of an adolescent listening to preferred music.
First year students :
- Lan Yi Chiou: The effects of improvised music on emotional recognition capabilities of children with autism.
- Joanna Swift: Arming the caregiver: Music therapy method development for at-home dementia support.
- Rachel Gertz: Is body image connected to the voice in adolescent girls?
- Julie Exter: The use of “Rock Band” to simulate a normative social experience in hospitalized children who are isolated.
- Janelle Kuntz: The use of music therapy as support for parent caregivers of chronically ill children.
- Pei-Chieh Yang: Theories and methods of music therapy used to treat children with trauma.
- Juan Garcia-Bossio: Effects of group songwriting for people with schizophrenia.
- Jessica Walsh: How health care providers attitudes and knowledge about music therapy affect the appropriateness of music therapy referrals.