Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.
Maya Story and Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, will give presentations at the European Music Therapy Conference in Olso, Norway in August 2013. The theme of this year's conference is Setting the Tone: Cultures of Relating and Reflecting in Music Therapy.
Story will lead a workshop titled Guided Imagery and Music and Beyond: How GIM training Informs our Other Work. Dr. Kern will present a paper titled Are You Ready to Serve Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? In addition, they will jointly give a presentation on Innovative Teaching: Music Therapy Students Engagement and Community in Online Learning.
Maya Story is the clinical coordinator for the music therapy program in the Department of Music. Her research and areas of interest are in guided imagery and music as a means of clinical support and inner transformation, and concepts related to social media and technology.
Dr. Petra Kern's clinical and research focus is on young children with autism spectrum disorders, inclusion and staff training. She serves on the editorial boards of Music Therapy Perspectives, the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, and Music and Medicine. She also is the editor of the online magazine imagine.