The Online Conference for Music Therapy
 2016 Conference: Interconnectivity in Music Therapy

Session Title
Keynote 1
Dr. Dale Taylor, Ph.D.
Autism Discourse: Ethically Navigating Hot Button Topics in the Autism Community
C.J. Shiloh, MT-BC
Finding the Light, Letting it Shine!
Carolyn Bowes MT-BC
The Importance of Understanding Auditory Processing in Music Therapy
Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC
V+E+R=O: A four-step formula to help manage change throughout your career!
Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
A Neuropsychotherapeutic perspective of Music Therapy: Translating research into practice.
Claire Stephensen, Registered Music Therapist
The role of music therapy in relationship therapy
Carol Lotter, MMus(Music Therapy), HPCSA registered music therapist, Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery
Expanding music therapy research in the surgical arena
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, MM, MT-BC
Keynote 2
Dr. Mercedes Pavlicevic
The Effects of Music on Pain: A Meta-Analysis
Jin-Hyung Lee, PhD, MT-BC, KCMT
WFMT 30th Anniversary: Celebrating our History, Growth and Role in Expanding Horizons
Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, RP, MT-BC, Music Therapist Accredited; Gene Behrens, PhD, MT-BC; Annabelle Brault, BMT; Anita L. Gadberry, PhD, MT-BC; Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC; Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi, MMT, Music Therapist Accredited; Melissa Mercadal Brotons, PhD, MT-BC, REMTA; Baishali Mukherjee, PhD; Sumathy Sundar, PhD; Daniel B. Tague, PhD, MT-BC
Intermodality as a National Peculiarity: Russian Take on Music Therapy
Anton Cherepanov, MA; Anastasia Beltyukova, MA; Ekaterina Urlina, MA; Alisa Apreleva, MA, BMT, MT-BC, SBD
The Greek traditional lament in a child’s bereavement music therapy.
Mitsi Akoyunoglou-Christou, PhD, Registered Music Therapist
Expanding Clinical Horizons through Evidence Based Practice
Caitlin Krater, MS, MT-BC, Katherine Myers-Coffman, MS, MT-BC
Insight into Working with Oncology Patients: Evidence Based Practice and Personal Experience
Lisa M. Gallagher, MA, MT-BC
Unpacking the tacit knowledge of music therapists working with parent-child dyads
Carol Ann Blank, ABD (Drexel University), MMT, MT-BC
Active Music Therapy in the Treatment of Physical Improvement in Rehabilitation
Demian Kogutek, BMT, MMT, Music Therapist Accredited
Neurologic Music Therapy – Addressing the Movement Differences of Autism While Assuming Competence
Karyn (Casey) DePriest, MT-BC

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 WizIQ 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.