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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.