Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Therese West Speaks Internationally

Dr. Therese West, interim music therapy program director, was a featured speaker at conferences in Sweden and Chicago in 2012.

In September, she traveled to Vadstena, Sweden, where she spoke at an international conference for practitioners of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. In her presentation titled What is Healing? Cedar Woman Finds Her Medicine, she shared music selections, personal and client imagery, and mandalas illustrating simplicity and focus in the BMGIM adaptation known as "music imagery," a highly effective, flexible method to support the individual's experience of healing while facing serious medical challenges.

In October, Dr. West participated in an institute for professional development at the American Music Therapy Association national conference in Chicago. The Multicultural Music Therapy Institute was chaired by two of Dr. West's former students, Xueli Tan and Annette Whitehead-Pleaux. She described it as a "ground-breaking experience" in which these young leaders are advancing diversity competencies for the music therapy profession. Dr. West's talk addressed cultural issues of the Native American. A manual, consisting of chapters by each of the presenters, will be published in the near future.

Dr. West was also invited to be a member of the American Music Therapy Academic Program Approval Committee this summer. The invitation came in recognition of her work in curricular development and successes in submitting program re-approval applications for undergraduate and master's level music therapy programs at her former institution. She continues to serve on this national committee as an at-large member.

Related News

See All News

Jan Carpenter Presents at Teacher Education Conference

Dr. Jan Carpenter, education department chair, presented at the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification conference in June 2015.

Sean Gillon Published in Ecology & Society

Dr. Sean Gillon, food systems & society faculty, co-authored an article titled Plausible Futures of a Social-Ecological System: Yahara Watershed, Wisconsin, USA in the peer-reviewed, international journal Ecology & Society in May 2015.

Calendar

See All Events

July 20, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Paintings by Michael S. Dambach

In his artist’s statement, Michael S. Dambach writes: “Any movie, whether critically acclaimed or less well received can provide source materia...

READ MORE

August 03, 2015 – August 07, 2015

Marylhurst Summer Choir Camp

Come sing, grow and learn with us! A three-day concentrated musical experience designed specifically for enthusiastic, committed high school and co...

READ MORE

August 07, 2015

BioGuided Music Therapy Workshop

In this two-day workshop, explore the fundamental concepts of BioGuided Music Therapy. This course provides a rationale, historical context and ste...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University