Thursday, January 3, 2013

Skype Lecturers Provide Rich Educational Experiences

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Music Therapy program is fortunate to have an extensive network of friends who support the undergraduate program through guest lectures (several also teach graduate (MAMT) and/or distance equivalency courses (MTED)!) This network is comprised of music therapy clinicians, educators, authors, and experts in other fields. These dynamic individuals have contributed greatly to all levels of our curriculum over the years, and we would like to take this opportunity to begin a series of blog posts to introduce them to our readers!
Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC is a music therapist, rhythm lover, pianist, writer, and creative catalyst who founded Sound Health Music LLC in 2005. Her company oversees 3 divisions: Music therapy service contracts in the San Diego area, continuing education for music therapists, and rhythm-based wellness products for drum circle facilitators and music therapists. 

Kat has spoken via Skype at SMWC about percussion improvisation and group facilitation techniques.
Kat Fulton
 Debbie Bates, MMT, MT-BC, provides music therapy to patients and families throughout the Cleveland Clinic. She is currently working toward her PhD in Music Therapy from Temple University and is an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Debbie is passionate about music therapy ethics and has been on the AMTA Ethics Board since 2002. She has served as a co-chair since 2007. She is a GLR representative to the Assembly of Delegates and is the GLR Secretary. She has also served as the Ohio representative to the GLR Executive Board. She is also the Immediate Past President of the Association of Ohio Music Therapists. 

Debbie has lectured via Skype at SMWC about music therapy ethics.

Debbie Bates
Erin Fox, MA, MT-BC has worked at a skilled nursing facility for over 7 years where she co-treated with physical, occupational, and speech therapists in rehabilitating adults and older adults. Her thesis research examined the effects of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) sensorimotor techniques in orthopedic rehabilitation in older adults. She has provided supervision to interns and practicum students, including some summer practicum students from SMWC. Erin is a Fellow of Neurologic Music Therapy, Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, and an adjunct faculty member for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College MTED program. Currently working in the Hospice setting, Erin provides music to patients and families for end of life care needs.

Erin has lectured via Skype at SMWC about sensorimotor techniques in NMT and will be guest lecturing again in Spring 2013 about her music therapy work in Hospice and BMGIM.

Erin Fox
We greatly appreciate these accomplished music therapists sharing their knowledge and passion with us!

-Interviews completed by Cathleen Flynn, Music Therapy Student Assistant; edited by Sharon R Boyle, Associate Professor of Music Therapy

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