OCMT20 Sessions

The Online Conference for Music Therapy 2020 Conference

Keynote Speakers

[Keynote] Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC

Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is a clinician, researcher and international speaker. She is the Director of the Department of Music Therapy, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine.

The Department of Music Therapy, which she initiated in 1994, among many populations is serving musicians and their unique ailments including chronic fatigue, chemical dependency, performance anxiety and overuse. She treats children with developmental delays, teens with emotional issues, neonates, adults with neurological disorders and all ages of patients with asthma and COPD.

Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal ‘Music and Medicine’ and serves on several editorial boards–and is a Cochrane NICU and Palliative Care reviewer. She received her doctorate from NYU and has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the text Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health.


[Keynote] Dr. Julie Sutton

Julie Sutton PhD is dual trained in music therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and registered with the UK HCPC and the British Psychoanalytic Council. With more than 35 years’ experience, she has worked within many different areas across the lifespan, including mental health, learning disability, autism, neurology and complex needs. She is also known for work with those experiencing psychological trauma. She focuses on integrating the musical core of our work with applied psychoanalytic theory. She has a special interest in improvisation.

A past Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Music Therapy she has published widely, including editing two books (Music, Music Therapy & Trauma, and The Music in Music Therapy). A former Head of Training for the London City University/Nordoff-Robbins Masters in Music Therapy, she has lectured and examined to PhD level nationally and internationally as well as holding the office of Vice President of the European Music Therapy Confederation. She currently works in a specialist NHS psychotherapy service for adults with severe and complex disturbance, as well as in private psychoanalytic practice.

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