2015 Schedule

The Online Conference for Music Therapy
 2015 Conference: Interconnectivity in Music Therapy

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Time (GMT) Session Title
00:00-00:30 Opening
00:30-02:00 Keynote 1
Dr. Michael H. Thaut, PhD
02:15-03:15 Music Therapy with Parent-Child Dyads: The Role of Creativity in Clinical Decision Making
Carol Ann Blank, MMT, MT-BC
03:30-04:30 Caring for the Caregivers of People with Dementia
Rachelle Norman, MMT, MT-BC
04:45-05:45 Music Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Stress for Individuals with Dementia
Michelle Westfall, MS, MT-BC
06:00-07:00 An Interconnected Life: To Technology and Beyond in Paediatric Music Therapy
Verena Clemencic-Jones, Registered Music Therapist
Matt Ralph, Registered Music Therapist
07:15-08:15 Aphonic Voice of the autistic: discovery and growth in Music Therapy
Dora Psaltopoulou-Kamini, PhD, Certified Music Therapist
08:30-09:30 Your Supervision Journey: How to use supervision to enhance your professional life
Natalie Jack, Registered Music Therapist
09:45-10:45 The status of music therapy in Poland
Krzysztof Stachyra, PhD, MT-BC
11:00-12:30 Keynote 2
Prof. (FH) Priv. Doz. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Tucek
12:45-13:45 When East Meets West: Advocating Music Therapy in a New Territory
Angel Leung, MM, MT-BC
14:00-15:00 Good Vibrations: Sound Stimulation, Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease
Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, Music Therapist Accredited, Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery
Heidi Ahonen, PhD, Music Therapist Accredited, Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery
Morris Freedman, MD
Lee Bartel, PhD
15:15-16:15 Music Therapy in Russia: History, Current Practices, and Perspectives
Alisa Apreleva, M.A., MT-BC
16:30-17:30 The Effects of Mood Sequence Formulas™ in Adult Clients
Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC/L
Barbara Reuer, PhD, MT-BC/L
Rae Sirott, LCSW,MT-BC/L
Becky Wellman, PhD, MT-BC/L, DT
17:45-18:45 Music education and music therapy. Contant surfaces and boundaries
MMag. Barbara Schnetzinger
19:00-20:00 Need some novelty? Favorite instruments and props to spice up your sessions
Anita L. Gadberry, PhD, MT-BC, David L. Gadberry, PhD
20:15-21:15 Connecting the Dots: Laying Foundations for Perinatal MT Practices through Peer Supervision
Heidi Lengel, MMT, MT-BC, CD(SBD)
Kate Taylor, MAMT, MT-BC, Birth Doula
21:30-22:30 Serving the LGBTQ Community: Exploring Attitudes and Education Within the Music Therapy Profession
Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC
Leah Oswanski, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Xueli Tan, MM, MT-BC
Spencer Hardy, MT-BC
22:45-23:45 Facilitating Cognitive Outcomes in Children: Current Research and Clinical Techniques
Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC
23:50-00:30 Closing

General Abstract:

The Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT) is a virtual meeting through which music therapists from around the world can learn and interact. This conference is presented in a 24 hour live format through an online platform. Each session will be recorded and will be made available to all participants following the live session for viewing at their convenience.

General Format:

The Online Conference for Music Therapy is currently using AnyMeeting as our online platform through which presenters can utilize lecture, media, and demonstrations.


Participants only need a computer or tablet with internet access to participate in the Online Conference for Music Therapy. Alternately, participants can attend sessions live (though no access to recordings later) through a phone line connection as well.


  1. Wade Smith February 7, 2015 5:08 am / Reply

    Wben is the live date?

    • Online Conference February 7, 2015 2:15 pm / Reply

      Hello, Wade. The live date was February 7, 2015 at midnight GMT. We have been live for 14 hours as of the time of this response, but there are 10 more hours of live presentations before only recordings will be available to registered participants.

  2. Phyllis Tam February 9, 2015 4:22 am / Reply

    I am a registered participant. I would like to know when and where can I watch the recorded presentations. Thanks.

    • Online Conference February 24, 2015 2:16 pm / Reply

      You should have received an email from our Treasurer, MJ Landaker, which included links to presentations and recordings from the conference. If you have not, please contact her directly at: treasurerocmt@gmail.com.

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