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3rd International Conference of the International Association for Music & Medicine- Music Medicine Through the LifeSpan
The newly created Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR), Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Canadian Association for Music Therapy have come together in collaborative partnership to plan a landmark event in Music & Medicine with the theme Music Medicine through the Lifespan. Plans are to build on the spirit of collaboration to bring together Music Therapists, Researchers in Music in Medicine, Researchers in Music as Medicine, Researchers in Musician's Health, Medical Practitioners, Neuroscientists, and students in all these fields. We are expecting to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange and future collaboration.

The 3rd International Conference of IAMM will be preceded by a pre-conference of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy on June 22-24. International scholars and therapists are warmly invited and encouraged to come a few days early to the IAMM conference and participate in these worthwhile professional conference days. Please see the links on this website for more information.
As co-hosts of the 3rd International Conference of IAMM, we are proud to welcome this illustrious association to Canada and pleased to plan what we believe will be an exciting and stimulating conference experience that will motivate greater energy and commitment to the potent field of music and medicine. For more information, click the link

CIMTR organizes COMPUTATIONAL IMPROVISATION ANALYSIS RESEARCH WORKSHOP June 28, 2014. Featured speaker: Dr. Jaakko Erkkila, U of Jyvaskyla, Finland. For more information, click the link

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Place:A204, John Aird Building, WLU

1. Introduction of Agenda
2. Report of the previous year activities
3. Financial/Budget update
4. Future Plans
5. Other business


Sincerely, Dr. Heidi Ahonen

Introduction to Neuro Music Therapy Workshop
by Cheryl Jones MMT, NMT-F, MTA
April 20-21, 2012 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Room A204, WLU, John Aird Building

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of brain injury, its impact on the individual, and music therapy interventions to use in response. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the brain’s functioning. Various types of brain injury will be described, as well as the typical implications of these injuries on the life of the individual who has an acquired brain injury (ABI).   It is important that the music therapist has an understanding of these implications in order to prepare effective, goal-centered interventions. 

Potential goal areas will be discussed.  Specific music therapy interventions  used to address these goals will be described.  Participates will have opportunity to practice and explore the interventions taught and receive feedback from peers and instructor.
Guidance regarding various professional issues including working with a re-hab team, preparing treatment forms, writing reports, and resources will be provided.

This workshop will conclude with a final exam to ensure the participants understanding of the course content and to provide opportunity for questions and answers. 

Bio: Cheryl Jones MMT, NMT-F, MTA, works as a music therapist with individuals who have acquired brain injury (ABI). Her primary client population is those with severe brain trauma. She holds her Masters of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy from the Bio-medical Research Centre at Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, is a member of the Network of Neurologic Music Therapists, and of the International Society of Clinical Neuromusicology. Cheryl has presented at numerous conferences regarding her work, and has published several articles. She currently maintains a private practice, Con Brio Music Therapy, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Fee: $230 including course materials

RSVP: Debra Marz Melanson by March 19, 2012

3rd International Music Therapy Research Conference
Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR)
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Call For Papers: October 30, 2010
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LCMTR is pleased to offer GIM I trainings on June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2010 and GIM III trainings on June 12, 13, 14, 15, 2010 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON. Registration (PDF format) forms here: GIM I training | GIM III training or email for details.

12:00-1:00 pm - Diana Jaramillo
"Columbian Folklore for Clincial Improvisation: An Analysis of Cumbia, Currulao and Bambuco, and Development of Musical Resources for Clinical Improvisation"

1:15-2:15 pm - Grace Lee
"Therapeutic Music Listening in a Physioacoustic Chair: A Softball Player's Creative Experience in Music Therapy"

2:30-3:30 pm - Kelly Pushcar
"Identifying Yourself: A Music Psychotherapy Model"

3:30-4:00 pm BREAK

4:00-5:00 pm - Hannah You
"The Untold Story: Exploring Narraties in Improvisational Music Therapy"

5:15-6:15 pm - Amanda Schenstead

"Performing Musical Liberation: The Flute and the Self in Improvisation Exploration and Music Therapy Practice"

6:30-7:30 pm - LCMTR General Assembly meeting
The Nordoff-Robbins Rating Scales
Practical Applications for Music Therapists
The presenter: Dr. Colin Andrew Lee, Director of Music Therapy

When: Thursdays, October 25th and November 1st
Time: 6-9 pm
Where: Wilfrid Laurier University
WLU Music Therapy Students, Faculty and Supervisors - Free
Others - $40 for both evenings

Note: it is important that participants come to both sessions

Please email for additional information and registrations:

GIM Level II Training by Liz Moffit
May 6-11, 2008

Please email for additional information and registrations:

Book of Abstracts 2008
Conference 2008
Click here to download the PDF Brochure Clicke here to download and print the registration form