Education & Community: Jump Start the Next Part of your Career
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
4d ago
In this episode, we are speaking with Steffi Friyia, Vice President of the Music Therapy Association of Ontario. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Master’s in Music and Health Sciences program and she will tell us about her academic experience and research. We wrap things up by discussion Steffi’s volunteer experiences and why this is important for the next generation of music therapists. The Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO) Conference is February 24th, 2024: https://musictherapyontario.com/events/2024-mtao-conference-and-agm/ Here is a little more about Steffi ..read more
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A Decade with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists: Learnings from the Inside
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
1M ago
In this episode, we are speaking with Pam Lansbergen with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists. Pam will share more about her decade-long journey with the CAMT along with some of the key initiatives she’s been involved with. Pam also tells us about her biggest learning moment and her thoughts on the future of music therapy in Canada. Here is a little more about Pam: Pam has been working for CAMT since 2013 with a focus on delivery of member services, volunteer management, event management, and systems development. When not at work, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, cats and do ..read more
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The Global Reach of Music Therapy Research
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
2M ago
In this episode, we welcome Dr. SarahRose Black back on the podcast from Toronto, Ontario. SarahRose shares more about the reach and importance of music therapy research. With the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy now being open access, she explains how it helps bring music therapy research to an international level and to allied health professionals. A little more about Dr. SarahRose Black: Dr. SarahRose Black is a certified music therapist and registered psychotherapist, specializing in palliative care and psychosocial oncology at both the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Kensington Hospi ..read more
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Updates from the Canadian Music Therapy Fund
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
3M ago
We have four guests we are featuring on this episode Chrissy, Quentin, Hannah and Aprajita from the Canadian Music Therapy Fund. On this episode we’ll get a greater understanding of the mandates of the fund along with opportunities for scholarships, grants, and music therapy advocacy. For more information about the fund, please visit: https://musictherapyfund.ca/ Chrissy Pearson: Chrissy is a certified music therapist, registered psychotherapist and fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She has worked in various settings including long-term care, palliative care, acute care, group ..read more
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Advancing Music Therapy In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
4M ago
We have three guests we are featuring on this episode: Tyler Reidy, Teresa Ianni and Laura Hastings. Tyler shares his journey as a NICU music therapist and the ways his work impacts babies and families each day. Teresa tells us more about an amazing quality improvement project in the neonatal intensive unit of a hospital and what her vision is for the future of music therapy. Finally, Laura tells us more about her drive to create the nation-wide network of music therapists working in the NICU. Here is a little more about Tyler, Theresa and Laura: Tyler: A Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Re ..read more
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Vintage Music Therapy Perspectives from Kansas
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
5M ago
On this episode, we are speaking with Mary Jane Landaker from Kansas, the first US certified music therapist featured on our program. Mary Jane speaks with us about her journey into the music therapy profession (31 years ago) and about working with music therapy interns. She also shares more about her thoughts on the future of music therapy. Here is a little more about Mary Jane: Mary Jane Landaker is a Board Certified Music Therapist who works with children and adolescents in a special purpose school in rural Kansas. She is an internship director, the continuing education director and treasu ..read more
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Music Therapy
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
7M ago
In this episode, we are speaking with Jill Hedican about her work in the area of obsessive compulsive disorder and the transition from a long career in end of life care. Jill also shares with us specific ways that music therapy is used with OCD clients and where she feels the field is heading in the future. Here is a little more about Jill: Jill is a Certified Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist who has been practicing music therapy in the Toronto area for over 20 years. Her contribution to the field included advocacy for the inclusion of music therapy throughout the formation of th ..read more
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A Music Therapist’s Journey: Social Work, Collaboration and Social Justice
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
8M ago
In this episode, we speak with Karie Rippin Bilger about her journey to becoming a music therapist and her return to school to study social work. Karie also shares more about her unique education and career path and how that benefits the people that she serves. Here is a little more about Karie: Karie is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist, originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, living in Guelph, Ontario. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy in 2001, and Master of Social Work in 2011, both from Wilfrid Laurier University. Karie started the Music Therapy ..read more
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Anti-Oppressive Music Therapy in Practice
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
8M ago
In this episode, we are speaking with Sue Bains about equity, inclusion, representation, and social justice in music therapy. She helps us to further understand what anti-oppressive music therapy is and how do we do it in terms of education, practice, and research. Here is a little more about Sue: Sue Baines, PhD, MTA, FAMI, is respectfully grateful to be a live and learn on the unceded territories of the Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on Turtle Island. She is a feminist and an activator. Her r ..read more
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Reflections of Self as a Music Therapist
Canadian Music Therapy
by Beyond the Studio
9M ago
In this episode, we are speaking with Jennifer Lin about their unique journey in becoming a music therapist and what a typical day looks like for them. Jennifer also shares their vision for the next 10 years and a little more about their research at the master’s level. Here is a little more about Jennifer: Jennifer (they/she) is a certified music therapist (MTA) in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. They completed their Honours Bachelor of Music with a specialization in Music Cognition from McMaster University followed by their Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy and Masters in Creative Arts Th ..read more
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