Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes , Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Music and Health Research Collaboratory; Music Therapy Instructor & Graduate Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University; and Senior Music Therapist/Practice Advisor, Baycrest Centre, Toronto. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, President of the World Federation of Music Therapy, Managing Editor of the Journal of Music and Medicine, and Board Member for the Room 217 Foundation. She has served as a President and Internship Chair for the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT). She is published in multiple journals and has given over 100 invited academic and conference presentations.
My main areas of research include:
1.Use of music therapy and expressive arts in support of healthy aging, mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan including palliation;
2.Improving health (e.g. promoting sleep and relaxation, reducing pain) and healthcare environments through music, technology, product & program development; and
3.Improving the quality of professional education through program evaluation, ethics review and clinical supervision.
My past research has explored the application of music and music therapy techniques in alleviating emotional distress (e.g. anxiety, grief, pain and relationship completion in palliative care and rehabilitation).I have also studied the application of music, singing and electronic music technologies toward new product and program development (e.g. Guidelines for implementing choirs for persons with dementia).
Gerard A. Tobin has worked internatioanlly in Oxford UK, Trinity College Dublin and in the USA. His completed his PhD in Trinity College Dublin and continues his research around areas of end of life care, truth telling, givien and receiving a cancer diagnosis and in teaching qualitative metholodogy at uundergrtaduate and graduate level. He is currently the Associate Dean for Graduatre Nurings and has worked with Melilnda as adviser on her capstone project which is the focus of the Poster Presentation submitted.
end of life care, truth telling, given and receiving a cancer diagnosis and in teaching qualitative methodology at undergraduate
C.Dietrich has completed her medical specialisation in psychiatry and psychotherapy in 2005. Since then she is working in her own private practice in Berlin as a psychotherapist, musictherapist and relaxationtherapist. Besides her medical education she is a trained classical singer and underwent a further training in receptive musictherapy. ( GIM). Since 2010 she was seriously involved in two research studies on receptive musictherapy with the Body Tambura in the field of palliative care in Lazarus hospice in Berlin and St. Joseph´s hospice in Dindigul/ Southindia. She recently completed her further training in palliative medicine. She is the chief trustee and founder of Zuflucht e.V germany, which is constantly supporting the work of St. Joseph´s hospice/ Dindigul, Southindia.
psychiatry,psychotherapy and Palliative medicine