MTRB #9 – Dr. Debbie Carroll

Dr. Debbie Carroll is music therapy professor at the Université du Québec à Montreal where she has been educating and supervising students since 1985. She received her postgraduate diploma in music therapy from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and worked as a music therapist in Germany (Heidelberg and Mannheim) and Canada (Montreal). An accomplished pianist and clinician with extensive experience in special education and child/adolescent psychiatry, Debbie’s research interests include children’s intuitive musical understandings and the role of an adaptation of Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) in developing the expressive language of children with Down syndrome. She has also developed a guide for teaching clinical improvisation techniques. Debbie presents her work nationally and internationally. Recently, she was awarded a lifetime membership from the Canadian Association for Music Therapy in recognition for her outstanding commitment to the organization and to the field of music therapy. Her text, co-authored with Claire Lefebvre, is called “Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy-A Guide for Students, Clinicians, and Educators (Charles C Thomas, publishers). This podcast is also for students of the CSU MU 545 course on improvisation and composition in music therapy practice, so we have cross-posted it here even though it is a little afield from the usual direct research focus.

Music for this podcast is “Improvisation for kalimba” by Serhio Efremis, off the album “Vocalises.”

MTRB #8 – The second one!

In our “Throwback Thursday,” here is a MTRB podcast from 2010 dissecting some articles on social skills in autism, music perception, and more!

MTRB #7 – Past Episodes. The FIRST One!

Hi MTRB subscribers/listeners! It’s been a “long-ish” spring semester and we’ve been behind in getting some more MTRB podcasts out. So, to tide you over are a few podcasts we’ll release in the summer that we thought we had lost entirely, and can make available to you!

Here’s episode #1, when we first started the podcast in 2010 and gave you and idea of what we wanted to do with it. Enjoy an “almost throwback Thursday,” but on a Wednesday, MTRB podcast!

MTRB#6: Julian O’Kelly

JulianOKellyWe recorded this podcast on January 15, 2015 (yes, 1/15/15) with a wonderful guest, Dr. Julian O’Kelly. He has worked in neuro-rehabilitation and palliative care as a music therapy clinician, manager, educationalist and researcher for the last fifteen years and regularly presents at international symposia and conferences. In addition to his research work, Julian chairs the scientific committee for the forthcoming international conference at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability: ‘Music Therapy Advances in Neurodisability II’, and is associate editor of a special research topic for the open access publication ‘Frontiers in Human Neuroscience’ titled ‘Dialogues in music therapy and music neuroscience: collaborative understanding driving clinical advances.’

Publication on music therapy assessment of disorders of consciousness

Frontiers in Neuroscience: “Dialogues”

Neurophysiological and behavioral responses to music therapy (article abstract)

Link to the JISCMAIL MT Neurology Network

MTRB#5: Results and Data Analysis

Blast from the past – here’s an episode that we DID manage to save from the “old days” about results and data analysis. It was a “Part 2” portion of a three part series on writing up a manuscript.

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MTRB#4: William Davis

Dr. Bill Davis joins the MTRB podcast to dive in to historical research angles and a discussion about the AMTA archive project. Dr. Davis is a (sort of!) retired Professor of Music Therapy at Colorado State University and archivist for the American Music Therapy Association. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award winner with the AMTA and has several publications in various international journals for music therapy, mainly focusing on historical aspects of the profession.

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