Music Therapist, Performer, Vocal Instructor, Educator, Researcher

About Amy: Presentations

Peer-Refereed Conferences (PR) and Invited Academic Presentations

November 2018

  • A Depiction of Music Therapy Supporting Relationship Completion in Palliative Care. American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (PR).
  • Key Aspects of Research and Practice in Music and Medicine. (Co-presenter Joanne Loewy). American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (PR).
  • WFMT presents: World Music Therapy Day and the World Congress 2020. (Co-presenter: Anita Gadberry). American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (PR).
  • Music Therapy World Congresses: A Unique Opportunity to Share and Grow. (Co-presenters: Annie Heiderscheit, Daniel Tague, & Anita Gadberry. American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (PR).

October 2018

  • Music Therapy Psychotherapy and the CRPO. (Co-presenters: Andrea Lamont, Michelle Song, Sarah Pearson, SarahRose Black). MTAO Student, Intern, Supervisor Conference. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

September 2018

  • Snapshot of a Music Therapist and Researcher. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

July 2017

  • Spotlight Session: Music Therapy and Well-Being of Older Adults. 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).
  • Being Healthy Through Music, Engagement and Movement. Special Public Lecture at the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).
  • Networking Through the Beat of A Drum. (Co-presenters: Gene Behrens, Anita Gadberry,  Aksana Kavalionova-Moussi, Jeanette Milford, Annie
    Heiderscheit, Annabelle Brault, A.,  Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, & Claudia Zanini). 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).
  • Voices of the Dying and Emerging Themes in Palliative Care Music Therapy. 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).
  • Music and Medicine: Interdisciplinary Trends in Research. (Co-presenter: Joanne Loewy). 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).
  • Global Equivalency Certificate for Music Therapists: Part II: Professional Identity and Competencies. (Co-presenters: Kana Okazaki-Sakaue, & Kris Stachyra). 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

June 2017

  • Veins: Supporting Relationships and facilitating grieving at end-of-life through the Bonny Method. Association for Music and Imagery Conference, Montreal, Quebec (PR).

May 2017

  • Why Aren’t There More Choirs like This? Choral Singing with Older Adults Diagnosed with Dementia. Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps: International Community Music  Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (PR). 
  • The Artful Wellness Project: Chamber Music in Unlikely Community Settings. Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps: International Community Music
     Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (PR).

February 2017

  • Portrait of Music Therapy in Supporting Relationships and Saying Goodbye. Online Conference for Music Therapy (PR).

December 2016

  • A Snapshot of Palliative Care Music Therapy: Voices of the Dying. Milton Library Wilfrid Laurier Lecture Series. Milton, Ontario.

November 2016

  • WFMT President Presents: Inaugural Address on the WFMT and Music Therapy around the Globe. 2nd International Conference on Music Therapy, Komunitas Ikatan Terapi Musik Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (PR).

October 2016

  • Journal and Music Therapy Publications. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Snapshot of a Music Therapist and Researcher. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

September 2016

  • Legacy Songs: Transformative Music Therapy at End-of-Life. 2nd International Conference on Hospice and Palliative Care, Toronto, Ontario (PR).
  • Keynote: Clinical Benefits of Singing. Japanese Music Therapy Association. Annual Conference. Sendai, Japan (PR).
  • Keynote: WFMT: State of Music Therapy around the Globe. Japanese Music Therapy Association Annual Conference. Sendai, Japan (PR).

July 2016

  • Highlights of the World Federation of Music Therapy 2014-2017 Council. (Co-presenters: Annie Heiderschiet, Anita Gadberry, Melissa Mercadol-Brotons, Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi). 10th European Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria. (PR).
  • Songwriting: Research, Theory, Methods, and Practice. (Co-presenters: Felicity Baker, Sheri Robb, Michael Silverman, Viggo Kruger, Helen Short. 10th  European Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria. (PR).
  • Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease. (Co-presenter: Heidi Ahonen).  10th European Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria. (PR).
  • Scientific Writing, Peer Review, and Publication across Journals. (Co-presenters: Joke Bradt, Felicity Baker, Thomas Bergmann,  Lars Ole Bonde, Imogen Clark,  Christian Gold,  Katrina McFerran,  Anthony Meadows,  Sheri
    Robb, Guylaine Vaillancourt. 10th European Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria. (PR)

June 2016

  • Clinical Benefits of Singing for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. International Association for Music and Medicine Conference, Beijing, China. (PR).
  • Clinical Benefits of Music Therapist Facilitated Singing & Music Listening Experiences. Schlegel Villages Education Session, Guelph, Ontario.

May 2016

  • Tenori-on Demonstration. Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. (PR).
  • Getting Published: Tools to Prepare Professional Articles. Canadian Association for Music Therapy 42nd Annual Conference. Kitchener, Ontario. (PR).
  • Panel Discussion: Psychotherapy Vs. Music Therapy. (Co-presenters: Michelle Song, Heidi Ahonen, Erin Bird, Karie Bilger, Nicola Oddy). Canadian Association for Music Therapy 42nd Annual Conference. Kitchener, Ontario. (PR).

April 2016

  • Prescription: Music for Wellness. Rotman Research Institute Mind and Body Series, Toronto, Ontario. 
  • Supportive, Expressive and Transformative Music Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care. La Music fa Bene: Music Therapy in Oncology Conference, Rome, Italy. (PR).

February 2016

  • WFMT 30th Anniversary: Celebrating our History, Growth and Role in Expanding Horizons. Online Conference for Music Therapy (PR).

November 2015

  • Clinical Benefits of Singing for Older Adults and Caregivers. American Music Therapy Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. (PR).
  • How to Effectively Develop and Publish Interdisciplinary Music Therapy Clinical Trials. (Co-presenter: Dr. Joanne Loewy). American Music Therapy Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. (PR).
  • WFMT Fostering and Collaborating to Support Global Growth in Music Therapy. (Co-presenter: Michiko Kato). American Music
    Therapy Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.(PR).
  • WFMT 30th Anniversary. Come Celebrate our History and Growth. (Co-presenters: Dr. Gene Behrens, Dr. Annie Heiderscheit, Dr. Anita Gadberry, Dr. Daniel Tague, Michiko Kato, Jen Spivey). American Music Therapy Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. (PR).
  • Overview of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Music Cares Conference, Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease. Music Cares Conference, Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Freeing Silenced Voices: Music Therapy and Guided Imagery and Music with American Music
            Therapy Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
    Holocaust Survivors. Room 217 Webinar, Toronto, Ontario.

October 2015

  • Relationship Completion through Music in Palliative Care. Il Jornada Musiic y Medicina. Institut Catala de Musicoterapia. Barcelona, Spain. (PR).

  • Mixing and Matching Take 2: Career Paths in Music. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

September 2015

  • Music Therapy in Canada. Music Therapy Day Conference and Workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia via Skype. (PR)
  • Recent Alzheimer’s Research: Short Term Effects of Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation on Alzheimer Patients. Music and Health Research Collaboratory Colloquium, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (PR).
  • Stimulating the Aging Mind and Body with Music. Markham Zoomers Fair, Markham, Ontario.
  • Rock On: Clinical Benefits of Music Experiences. Rising Stars, North Bay, Ontario.

July 2015

  • Freeing A Silenced Voice: BMGIM with a Child Survivor of the Holocaust. 23rd International Conference of the Association for Music and Imagery. Elizabeth, New Jersey (PR).

June 2015

  • Music for Life. Wagman Centre Wellness Series. Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
  • WFMT President Presents: Inaugural Address on Clinical Training, Education and Research in Music Therapy. 2nd International Conference on Music Therapy, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India (PR).
  • Sharing Music: Listening and Singing Together. Baycrest Centre, Interprofessional Rounds, Toronto, Ontario (PR).
  • Singing in Care. Room 217 Board of Directors Meeting. Port Perry, Ontario.
  • Quartet Question and Answers. Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

May 2015

  • Canadian Glee: Clinical Benefits of Singing in Adults diagnosed with Dementia  and Alzheimer’s Disease. Implicit Being: A Colloquium on Music and the Brain, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, New York, New York. (PR).

April 2015

  • Conference Reflections on Education and Training in Europe, The Training in Music Therapy In Europe International Conference, Conservatory of Music “Luisa D’Annunzio, Pescara Italy. (PR).

March 2015

  • Music Therapy and Mental Health. Open Minds Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

February 2015

  • Good Vibrations, Sound Stimulation, Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease. Online Conference for Music Therapy, (PR).

November 2014

  • Singing for the Health of It. Music Care Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (PR).

October 2014

  • Canadian Glee for Older Adults: Singing for the Health of It! 43rd Annual Canadian Association on Gerontology Scientific and Educational Meeting, Niagara Falls, Ontario. (PR).
  • Palliative Care Music Therapy and Working with Holocaust Survivors at End-of-life. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

September 2014

  • Mixing and Matching: Music Therapy, Teaching, Performing, Researching, Writing, Business, Board & Service Work. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Music Therapy At End-Of-Life: Pathways To Healing For Holocaust Survivors. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada. (PR). 
  •  Final Songs: Facilitating Relationship Completion in Palliative Care through Music Therapy. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada. (PR).

July 2014

  • Canadian Glee: Multi-Phase Studies on Singing with Older Adults. 14th World  Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria. (PR).
  • Diversity in Education: Music Therapy Training in Various Modalities. (Co-Presenters: Petra Kern, Gene Behrens, Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, Thomas Stegemann, Dena Register).  14th World Congress of Music Therapy, Krems, Austria. (PR).

June 2014

  • “Glee” 3 Phase Research Study on Singing for Health and Wellness. International Association for Music and Medicine 3rd International Conference, Toronto, Ontario. (PR).
  • Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease. International Association for Music and Medicine 3rd International Conference, Toronto, Ontario. (PR).
  • Getting Down with EMTs: Electronic Music Technology & Music Therapy. Canadian Association for Music Therapy 40th Anniversary Conference, Toronto, Ontario. (PR).
  • Music and Arts in Health Care. Community Health Network-Works, Fireside Chat, On-line. (PR).
  • Let There Be Music: A Wellness Prescription. Ryerson, 50+ Festival, Toronto, Ontario.

May 2014

  • Neurologic Music Therapy Techniques in Stroke Rehabilitation, and Research in Therapeutic Group Singing at Baycrest. Baycrest Centre, Interprofessional Rounds, Toronto, Ontario (PR).

April 2014 

  • Don’t Forget Music. Burlington Library Lecture Series, Burlington, Ontario.
  • Don’t Forget the Music Please. WLU Library Lecture Series, Milton Arts Centre, Milton, Ontario.

March 2014

  • Onwards and Upwards: Music Therapy Professional Practice and Education. University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

February 2014

  • Canadian Glee: Research on Singing with Older Adults for Health and Wellness. Online Conference for Music Therapy.

December 2013

  • Music and Wellness for Older Adults. Stonegate Community Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

November 2013      

  • The Impact of GIM to Explore Trauma and Abuse Across the Lifespan. American Music Therapy Association Conference, Jacksonville, Florida. (PR).
  • Celebrating 40 Years of CAMT in Toronto, Ontario. American Music Therapy Association Conference, Jacksonville, Florida. (PR).
  • Contemporary Teaching: From the Basement to the Virtual Classrooms. (Co-Presenters: Petra Kern, Gene Behrens). American Music Therapy Association Conference, Jacksonville, Florida. (PR).
  • Music and Wellness for the Aging Brain, Deer Park Library, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Good Vibrations: Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation and Alzheimer’s. Music Medicine Research Symposium, MaHRC, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (PR).
  • Musical Endings: Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy and Bereavement Support, (Co-Presenters: Sara Klinck, SarahRose Black). Music Care Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Singing for Dementia Care. (Co-Presenter: Bev Foster). Music Care Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

October 2013       

  •  Music Therapy in Palliative Care and Relationship Completion. Music Care Conference. Nippising University, North Bay, Ontario.
  •  Generating Rhythm: Music Therapy in Parkinson’s Care.  World Parkinson Congress, Montreal, Quebec, (PR).

September 2013       

  •  Music Therapy in Palliative Care; Music Therapy with Holocaust Survivors;  The Role of CAMT, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

August 2013

  •  Keeping Momentum Going: Buddy's Glee Club Phase Two, 5th Annual Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing Conference (AIRS), Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario (PR).

June 2013

  • The Impact of GIM to Explore Trauma and Abuse Across the Lifespan. Association of Music and Imagery International Conference, Surrey, BC. (PR).
  • Embracing the Power of Music in Long-Term and Palliative Care, Baycrest Health Sciences, Dr. Ira Pollock Clinic Day and Wulf Grobin Memorial Lecture: Clinical and Ethical Issues in Geriatric and Long-Term Care, Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario (PR).

May 2013

  • Singing for Health and Wellness, 39th Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (PR).

April 2013

  • Please Don’t Stop the Music, Anne and Louis Pritzker Wellness Library Lecture Series, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Musical High Notes at Baycrest: Snapshots of Music Therapy, Baycrest Centre, Interprofessional Rounds, Toronto, Ontario (PR).

March 2013

  • Please Don’t Stop the Music, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Making Musical Connections: Music and Responsive Behaviours, Alzheimer’s Education Conference, Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District.

February 2013

  • Internship Panel, Music Therapy Association of Ontario Student Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

January 2013

  • Music Therapy Around the Globe: CAMT & WFMT Updates, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

November 2012

  • Getting your Groove on with the Tenori-on, Music Care Conference, Toronto, Ontario (PR).

October 2012

  • The Role of CAMT and Presidential Portfolio, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Buddy’s Glee Club: A Study on Singing and Wellness. American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Charles, Illinois (PR).
  • Supporting Music Therapy Worldwide: Latest WFMT Projects and Events. American Music Therapy Association Conference, St. Charles, Illinois (PR).
  • CAMT Presidential Visit and Clinical Highlights, Capilano University, Vancouver, BC.
  • Music Therapy in Palliative Care; Music Therapy with Holocaust Survivors;  The Role of CAMT, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

August 2012

  • Buddy's Glee Club: Research Highlights and Next Steps, AIRS 4th Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. (PR).

June 2012

  • Music and Preserving the Self in Dementia Care, Keynote Address. Music Care Conference, Fredericton, NB. (PR).

May 2012

  • “Buddy’s Glee Club”: Singing for Health and Wellness. Baycrest Centre, Interprofessional Rounds, Toronto, Ontario. (PR).
  • “Buddy’s Glee Club”: Singing for Health and Wellness. 38th Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Montreal, Quebec. (PR).
  • Music Therapy in Antigua and Barbuda: Harmonizing Caribbean and Canadian Culture. 38th Annual Canadian Association of Music Therapy Conference, Montreal, Quebec.(PR).
  • Music to Shatter the Silence. Gender and Health Conference, Montreal, Quebec. (PR).

April 2012

  • Generating Rhythm: Music Therapy in Parkinson’s Care. First Stop Parkinson’s Event, Parkinson Society of Central & Northern Ontario. Courtice, Ontario.

Mar. 2012

  • Cole Award Winners Travel the Globe. Baycrest Centre, Interprofessional Rounds, Toronto, Ontario. (PR).

Feb. 2012

  • The Role of CAMT, Accreditation and Internship. Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Music Therapist Accredited Experts Panel. (Co-Presenters Heidi Flynn, Melissa Jessop & Elizabeth Falkenberger), Music Therapy Association of Music Therapy Student Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Current Trends in Music Therapy: Perspectives from the WFMT clinical commissioner and CAMT President. University of Kansas, MI.

Nov. 2011

  • Current Music and Health Research Endeavours. The Colloquy on Music in Health and Medicine. Panel of Speakers, University of Toronto.
  • Bridging Nations and Ideas. A Roundtable Discussion with Additional Presenters from the WFMT. American Music Therapy Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (PR).
  • Music To Shatter the Silence. American Music Therapy Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (PR).
  • Bringing the World to You. (Co-Presenters Dr. Byungchuel Choi, Dr. Petra Kern, Dr. Ronna Kaplan, Dr. Susan Gardstrom, Rose Feinman, & Dr. Dale Taylor). American Music Therapy Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. (PR).

Oct. 2011

  • Music and Preserving Self in Dementia Care. Music Care Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. (PR).
  • The Importance of CAMT to our Profession. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.

Sept. 2011

  • Dr. Clements-Cortes wears her CAMT Fascinator. Take 4 Series, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

May 2011

  • The Development of a Competency-Based Supervision Model for Clinical Music Therapy Supervision and Beyond, Oakland/Windsor Teaching and Learning Conference, Windsor, Ontario (PR)
  • Navigating Your Internship. 37h Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (PR)

April 2011

  • Music Therapy in Palliative Care. The Courage to Celebrate Life: 3rd Annual Spring Palliative Care Conference, Huntsville, Ontario. (PR).

March 2011

  • Music to Shatter the Silence. Working with Holocaust Survivors International Conference. New York, New York. (PR)
  • Episodes of Relationship Completion Through Song in Palliative Care, On-Line Music Therapy Conference, Shout Out to the World, http://ocmt2011.webs.com/conferenceprogram.htm (PR)

Nov 2010

  • Episodes of Relationship Completion Through Song in Palliative Care. American Music Therapy Association Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.(PR)
  • Music Therapy in Palliative Care. Music Care Conference, Room 217 Foundation, Waterloo, Ontario. (PR).

Sept 2010

  • Navigating Your Internship. Take 4 Series, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

June 2010

  • Episodes of Relationship Completion at Baycrest. Baycrest Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds, Toronto, Ontario.

May 2010

  • Episodes of Relationship Completion Through Song in Palliative Care. 8th European World Congress, Cadiz, Spain. (PR)
  • Episodes of Relationship Completion Through Song in Palliative Care. 36th Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (PR)
  • Supervision Basics: Internship Supervision Workshop. 36th Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (PR)
  • Episodes of Relationship Completion Through International Symposium on music therapy in supportive cancer care, Windsor, Ontario. (PR)

Mar. 2010

  • Learning Through Case Studies: Gloria and Jack. Interdisciplinary practice council. Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Feb. 2010

  • The Quest for Well-Being. Anne and Louis Pritzker Wellness Library Lecture Series, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Jan. 2010

  • Overview of Current Research and Clinical Practice. Take 4 Series, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

May 2009

  • Advanced Training in Oncology Care, 35th AnnualCanadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. (PR)
  • Supervision Basics: Internship Supervision Workshop, 35th Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. (PR)

Dec. 2008

Nov. 2008

  • The Transformational Power of the Clinical Internship. American Music Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.(PR)

Sept. 2008

  • The Healing Nature of Music Therapy in Palliative Care. 17th International Congress on Palliative Care. (Co-presenters: Dr. Sandi Curtis, & Dr. Lucanne Magill). Montreal, Quebec. (PR)

July 2008

  • Music Therapy in End-of-Life Care: University Community Collaborations. Keynote Address. World Federation of Music Therapy Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (PR)
  • Closing Songs: Music to Facilitate Life Review, Relationship Closure, and Grieving. World Federation of Music Therapy Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (PR)
  • Music in the Right Key: Highlighting the role of music therapy in addressing client concerns. Baycrest Foundation Donor Luncheon, Toronto, Ontario.

May 2008

  • Supervision Basics: Internship Supervision Workshop, 34th Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Quebec City, Quebec. (PR)
  • Soul Songs:  The role and experience of music therapy with survivors of the Holocaust; and the Dying, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario. (PR)

Dec. 2007

  • Using Music To Enrich End-of-Life Care, University of Toronto, Social Psychology Guest Lecture, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Coping with Stress, Wellness Library Education Series, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Nov. 2007

  • Closing Songs, American Music Therapy National Conference Association, Louisville, Kentucky. (PR)

Oct. 2007

  • Music in the Right Key: The Role of Music Therapy in Addressing Client Concerns At Baycrest, Donor Tea Afternoon, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

June  2007

  • Heart Songs: Music Therapy Experiences in CCC and Palliative Care, Baycrest Hospital Grand Rounds, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Music Therapy in Palliative Care, Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.

May 2007 

  • Music to facilitate life review, grieving and relationship closure, 33rd Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Victoria, British Columbia. (PR)

Feb. 2007

  • Using Music To Enrich End of Life Care, Faculty of Music, University of  Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Nov. 2006

  • Music…The Drug Without Side Effects.  Aging Well Conference, Wagman Centre,  Toronto, Ontario.
  • Music and Memory, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Panel Presentation:  Careers in Music, 2006 Hamilton Music Awards Career Day & Industry Conference, Hamilton, Ontario.

Oct. 2006

  • Getting A Good Night’s Sleep, Health and Wellness Lecture Series, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

July 2006

  • Music therapy services for clients in long-term care, St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario.

May 2006

  • The Transformational Power of the Clinical Internship, 32nd Annual Canadian Association for Music Therapy Conference, Windsor, Ontario. (PR)
  • Music for the Dental Clinic:  Easing Anxiety, Dental Clinic, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

April 2006

  • Music Therapy in Dementia Care, 25th Annual Ontario Gerontology Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario. (PR)
  • Closing Songs:  Using Music to Facilitate Life Review,. Hospital Grand Rounds, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

April 2005

  • Music in the Right Key: The Role of Music Therapy in Addressing Client Concerns At Baycrest, Hospital Grand Rounds, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

March 2005

  • Music Therapy in Healthcare, Volunteer Youth Council, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Nov. 2004

  • Complementary Medicine: We Can Help, 11th Annual Pain and Symptom Management Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. (PR)

Oct. 2004

  • Music Therapy Internship Opportunities at Baycrest Centre, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

April 2004

  • So Much More Than A Serenade:  Music Therapy at Baycrest, Hospital Grand Rounds, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

March 2003

  • Music Therapy at Baycrest, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

April 2002

  • Music Therapy in Adult Day Care Programs, OCSA Members, Toronto, Ontario.

Jan. 2002

  • What Is Music Therapy?, University of Toronto High Schools, Toronto, Ontario.

June 2000 

  • Therapeutic Programming in the Adult Day Care Program, Hospital Grand Rounds, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

May 1997

  • Expanding the Roles of A Music Therapist, Canadian Association for Music Therapy Annual Conference, Windsor, Ontario, (PR)

April 1997

  • Music Recreation at Baycrest, Hospital Grand Rounds, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

April 1996

  • The Role of Music in Reducing Anxiety in Patients Recovering From Strokes, Rehabilitation Rounds, Baycrest Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

 

July 2017.        Spotlight Session: Music Therapy and Well-Being of Older Adults. 15th World

                        Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

July 2017         Being Healthy Through Music, Engagement and Movement. Special Public

                        Lecture at the 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

July 2017         Networking Through the Beat of A Drum. (Co-presenters: Gene Behrens, Anita

                        Gadberry,  Aksana Kavalionova-Moussi, Jeanette Milford, Annie

Heiderscheit, Annabelle Brault, A.,  Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, & Claudia Zanini). 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

July 2017         Voices of the Dying and Emerging Themes in Palliative Care Music Therapy.

                        15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

July 2017         Music and Medicine: Interdisciplinary Trends in Research. (Co-presenter:

                        Joanne Loewy). 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

July 2017         Global Equivalency Certificate for Music Therapists: Part II: Professional

                        Identity and Competencies. (Co-presenters: Kana Okazaki-Sakaue, & Kris

                        Stachyra). 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

June 2017        Veins: Supporting Relationships and facilitating grieving at end-of-life through

the Bonny Method. Association for Music and Imagery Conference, Montreal, Quebec (PR).

May 2017        Why Aren’t There More Choirs like This? Choral Singing with Older Adults

Diagnosed with Dementia. Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps: International Community Music  Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (PR).

May 2017        The Artful Wellness Project: Chamber Music in Unlikely Community Settings.

                        Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps: International Community Music

                        Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (PR).

Feb. 2017        Portrait of Music Therapy in Supporting Relationships and Saying Goodbye.

                        Online Conference for Music Therapy (PR).

Dec. 2016        A Snapshot of Palliative Care Music Therapy: Voices of the Dying. Milton Library Wilfrid Laurier Lecture Series. Milton, Ontario.