26. Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community: Brian T. Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT

In this episode, Brian and Tricia discuss trauma informed therapy, personal disclosure, and LGBTQ topics. Brian also tells about the newly released book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community.

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Brian T Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT is a music psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. He holds a PhD in Expressive Therapies and is a faculty member at New York University and a core faculty member of the Kint Institute’s creative arts therapy and trauma certificate program.  Dr. Harris is the past head of the Pavarotti Music Center’s music therapy department in Mostar, Bosnia and past consultant to UNICEF in development of music therapy initiatives for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. He is co-editor of the book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community in addition to numerous other publications.  Dr. Harris is a trained Advanced Vocal Psychotherapist and Analytical Music Therapist and is the current president of the International Association for Analytical Music Therapy.  He has worked for over 20 years with a diverse range of clients.

The Kint Institute

Expressive Arts Therapy Summit NYC

80’s Act Up Movement

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25. Trailblazing: Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA

In this episode, Jennifer shares her personal experiences and the resources she’s created to help other Music Therapists through difficult career periods.

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Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA is a keynote speaker and health entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since she became a certified music therapist almost three decades ago, the music therapy industry has shifted from not being a recognized industry at all to becoming a legislated profession. As a leading expert, Jennifer has lead and grown through each of these transitions, serving hundreds of organizations through her award-winning company which she founded in 1991.

Check out Jennifer online, on Instagram, on Facebook, and on Linkin. You can email her at jennifer@jbmusic.ca

Coaching, the Hub, and Books available on the website

National Alzheimer’s Day livestream

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind

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24. Impactful Experiences: Christina Ouimet, MT-BC

In this episode, Christina tells about her professional journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way. This is Music Therapy Chronicles’s first in-person interview!

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“I have always loved to sing…and when I learned to play the guitar 50 years ago (!), it was a beautiful union!  Since 1993, I have worked as a music therapist at Tewksbury Hospital and I live in gratitude for the way life has unfolded for me.  There is always more to learn, to experience, to savor.  When not working, I enjoy time with dear friends,  reading, meditating and being in the beauty of nature.”

Contact Christina at christina.ouimet@state.ma.us

Donna Chadwick, MT-BC

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23. Attention is the Bedrock of All Cognition: Kathleen M. Howland, Ph.D., SLP (part 2)

In this episode, Kathleen and Tricia discuss interventions and resources to help MT’s grow as professionals and as individuals. See the show notes for resources mentioned.

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Kathleen M. Howland is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) and licensed speech language pathologis (CCC-SLP)t. For the past 35+  years, she has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings. Her doctoral studies in music and cognition have informed and supported her interest in bridging the communities of science and art in order to identify best practices. She teaches undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music specializing in neuroscience and clinician wellness.

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Music Therapy Tales on Facebook

Soular Jazz Festival

Music Together

Concussion Research by Nini Kraus

Auditory Perception research by Nadine Gaab

Edwin Gordon Music Learning

Just For Laughs

MedRhythms

Glen Campbell “I’ll be Me” blogpost

Talking Heads: Nothing But Flowers

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Renee Fleming singing

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”

You’ll Never Walk Alone

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22. Bridging Music and Science: Kathleen Howland, Ph.D., SLP (part 1)

In this episode, Kathleen shares some of her research and scholarly knowledge, and the impact of this research on the MT profession. See the show notes for many of the resources mentioned.

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Kathleen M. Howland is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) and licensed speech language pathologis (CCC-SLP)t. For the past 35+  years, she has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings. Her doctoral studies in music and cognition have informed and supported her interest in bridging the communities of science and art in order to identify best practices. She teaches undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music specializing in neuroscience and clinician wellness.

Check Kathleen out online and contact her

Music Therapy Tales on Facebook

Soular Jazz Festival

Music Together

Concussion Research by Nini Kraus

Auditory Perception research by Nadine Gaab

Edwin Gordon Music Learning

Just For Laughs

MedRhythms

Glen Campbell “I’ll be Me” blogpost

Talking Heads: Nothing But Flowers

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Renee Fleming singing

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”

You’ll Never Walk Alone

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21. Defining and Living Your Mission: Julie C. Martin, MT-BC

In this episode, Julie tells about changing her career path and how defining her mission has assisted her in doing this.

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“I am grateful for who I am, what I have been able to accomplish and the people who have been a part of that, what I am inspired to do, and knowing that I am becoming who I am supposed to be. Who am I? I call myself a “Healing Facilitator” who has a 23 year career as a Board Certified Music Therapist, primarily in pediatric hospitals and hospice (dementia). When I am working with hospitalized children through Music Therapy, I feel that I am my most authentic self in my professional life. My work with those living with dementia is a very close 2nd. I have had too many exquisite moments as a Music Therapist to count, on the whole. What have I accomplished? As a musician, I was a member of the Tampa Bay Symphony, playing piccolo and flute. As a Music Therapist, my work has supported the growth of Music Therapy in the Tampa Bay area. In my current role, I created a specialized protocol for hospice Home Health Aides to incorporate recorded music into their visits with patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. The service has been recognized as a “value-added” service for these patients. What am I inspired to do? Level up my service as a Music Therapist and focus on integrating Music Therapy more fully into healthcare. My vision is to see Music Therapy as a core service across the healthcare continuum. My main business goal is “Enhancing healthcare outcomes through music.” Who am I supposed to be? I am still clarifying that, but I think I am a person of love, gratitude, peace, and service…and unconditional happiness.
On any given day, I am walking my adopted retired Greyhound, whose race name was Hotfoot Ann Wilson (lead singer of Heart), teaching an indoor cycling class at the YMCA, enjoying a local craft beer and dinner with my best friend, coming up with a new cookie recipe, meditating with my cat on my lap, or running (when it gets cool again). I’ll watch anything Star Wars, but episodes IV, V, and VI with original scores are my favorites. Right now, I am focusing on personal and spiritual growth and developing my energy work practice, so I haven’t played my flute much. But, it was just overhauled and will be ready when I am.”

You can email Julie at juliemartin.mtbc@gmail.com and find her on Facebook.

Julie says “If you only read one, read this one [Love Yourself]!”

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20. Play Therapy: Kate Shannon, MS, MT-BC

In this episode, Kate and Tricia discuss integrating play therapy into Music Therapy sessions and using play in our own self care. Kate also tells about her podcast and platform: Creative Therapy Umbrella.

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Kate is a board-certified music therapist working in the Denver, CO area. She is currently finishing up the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and is excited to become a dual-certified clinician to better support her clients needs. She is also passionate about integrative approaches  within therapy, especially with play and music therapy. Kate is the host of “Creative Therapy Umbrella: The Podcast” and loves to hike, read, knit, create, play with her dog and cat, and laugh with her husband.

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Otzi the Iceman

Siberian Ice Maiden

Spectrum Creative Arts

Music Therapy Hospice and Palliative Care group on Facebook

“But I want to talk to you.” article

Ami’s self care course

Lessons From the Playroom podcast from Synergetic Play Therapy

Tara Brach‘s podcast

When the Gnomes Go Underground

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19. Business Success Among Prevalent Music Therapy Practices: Megan Resig, MS, MT-BC

In this episode, Megan and Tricia discuss how Spectrum Creative Arts was created and is continuing to grow in a city with many other Music Therapy practices.

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Megan Resig, MS, MT-BC has been a board-certified music therapist since 2010 and currently serves as one of the co-founders and directors of Spectrum Creative Arts, a Rochester-based community arts center that opened in 2013 and specializes in creative arts programming for all ages and abilities. Over the past four years, Megan has also worked closely with the music department at Roberts Wesleyan College, working as a consultant in developing a new undergraduate music therapy program. She joined the music faculty this fall.

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Spectrum resources!

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18. #PatientForBen: Allyson Rogers, MT-BC

In this episode, Allyson tells about the ‘many hats’ she wears as a clinician, creating her own music, and co-hosing a podcast. Check out Episode 20 of Clinical BOPulations to learn about #PatientForBen.

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Allyson Rogers, MT-BC, is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with a passion for helping others through music making. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Woman’s University in August 2017 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Music Therapy and LPC at Temple University. 

Allyson is currently the music therapist at My Possibilities, an educational and vocational program, where she works with adults with IDD. She is also the founder of Music & Miracles, LLC where she provides music therapy services to individuals, couples, and families navigating relationship changes, life changes, fertility challenges, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and loss. When she is not working, Allyson enjoys performing her original songs in venues around the Dallas area, co-hosting on the podcast “Clinical BOPulations,” and spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies.  

Check Allyson out on Instagram, Facebook, and her music on RerverbNation!

Allyson’s practice Music and Miracles (Instagram)

Check out the Clinical BOPulations podcast: Kamica King, MT-BC

My Possibilities in Plano, Texas

Sound Birthing

Kate Taylor, MA, MT-BC

Gala Darling on Instagram and Youtube: Radical Self Love

Almost 30 podcast in iTunes

Creative Business Breakdown on iTunes

Let it Be – The Beatles

Somato Respiratory Integration

17. Self Care: Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC (part 2)

In this episode, Ami and Tricia discuss self care techniques and resources.

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Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute and is a board-certified music therapist. Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout, and has presented on self-care and burnout at international events and conferences. Ami has been a board-certified music therapist since 2006, and runs a private practice in Los Angeles specializing in mental health, trauma, and addictions treatment. Ami also teaches as a lecturer at UCLA and is an adjunct graduate faculty member at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Ami is the author of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists, and the creator and facilitator of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Program, a 31 CMTE credit online program that guides professionals out of burnout and stress cycles through research-based self-care practices.

Ami’s websites: Harmony Resource and Self Care Institute

Ami on Facebook and Instagram

Check out Self Care Community on Facebook, Self Care Institute on Facebook, The Harmony Resource on Facebook

Resilience Over Burnout: Course, Book

The Harmony Handbook

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

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